Portland Rollover Accident Lawyer
There is perhaps no scarier type of accident to witness–or be a part of–than a rollover crash. While rollovers are among the less-common types of car accidents, they are generally considered the most deadly. By some official estimates, as many as one-third of all deaths that occur in motor vehicle accidents were in rollovers.
Even in non-fatal crashes, victims are often left to recover from serious injuries that require extended hospitalization and rehabilitation. To add insult to this injury, many rollover crashes are not the fault of the victim. If you are in this position, a qualified Portland rollover accident lawyer can assist you in seeking compensation from the responsible parties and their insurance companies. Rosenbaum Law, PC, is an experienced Oregon personal injury firm that represents accident victims. We can review your case and advise you on the best course of action for seeking full and fair compensation for your losses.
What Are the Common Causes of Rollover Crashes in Oregon?
In principle, any type of car or truck can rollover. But in practice, the majority of rollover accidents involve sport-utility vehicles (SUVs), pickup trucks, and vans. And rollovers can occur with any type of collision, including a head-on or side-impact crash.
As for the underlying causes of rollover accidents, they are basically the same as any other car crash. Some of the common factors that we see with our clients include:
- Distracted Driving. Anytime that a driver takes their attention off the road–even for a split second–it can lead to an impact and a rollover. We tend to focus on using a smartphone or “texting while driving” as the most common form of distracted driving. But any behavior that diverts a driver’s attention, such as talking with passengers or even looking out the side window to see another accident, can be all the distraction necessary.
- Speeding. There is an increased risk of a rollover when a driver tries to navigate a turn or curve at an unsafe speed.
- Drunk Driving. Operating any vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs a driver’s judgment and reaction time. This is yet another factor that can increase the possibility of a rollover accident.
- Intersection Accidents. Rollovers often occur at intersections when one vehicle slams into the side of another, causing the impacted vehicle to rollover. Such accidents are almost always the result of one (or both) drivers ignoring traffic signals or signage.
- Defective Vehicles. There are cases where a driver does everything right yet a rollover still occurs. Many of these rollover accidents are found to be the result of a mechanical defect in the car that makes it more prone to rollovers.
Contact Rosenbaum Law Group Today
If you, or someone in your family, has been seriously injured in a rollover crash, you have the right to demand the negligent driver pay for your losses. In Oregon, you can seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering, among other damages. A skilled Portland rollover accidents lawyer can provide you with specific advice tailored to the facts of your case.
So if you would like to speak with an attorney, contact Rosenbaum Law Group, PC, today to schedule a free initial consultation.