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What Causes Rollover Accidents?

April 17, 2013 | Category: Vehicle Rollovers | Share

Four ambulances responded to a rollover accident on Wednesday, April 3. Nine people were injured when two vehicles crashed according to NBC-2 News.


Lehigh Acres FL rollover accident April 2013According to the Insurance Institute of Highway Safety (IIHS), rollovers are a problem. "A vehicle is classified as rolling over if it tips onto its side or roof at any time during a crash.  Many rollovers lead to partial or full ejection of occupants from the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of injury or death.  Vehicles roll over in 2% of all crashes, but these crashes account for more than a third of passenger vehicle occupant deaths.  In 2011 (most recent statistics), 21,347 passenger vehicle occupants died in crashes of all kinds.  Of those, 7,420 died in crashes where their vehicle rolled over."


Randall Spivey of the Vehicle Rollover Attorney Team at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. says, "Rollover accidents can be caused by narrow vehicle wheelbases, tire tread separation, lack of stability because of a vehicle's poor center of gravity, defective brakes and structural problems with the vehicle's roof causing it not to provide proper protection should the vehicle rollover. Devastating personal injury or wrongful death can result from vehicle rollovers."


Florida Vehicle Rollovers Attorney, Randall L. Spivey is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney – the highest recognition for competence bestowed by the Florida Bar and a distinction earned by less than 2 percent of Florida attorneys. He has handled over 1,500 personal injury and wrongful death cases throughout Florida. For a free and confidential consultation to discuss your legal rights, contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in Lee County at  239. 337.7483 or toll-free at 1.888.477.4839, or by email to  Visit  for more information. You can contact Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. in Charlotte County at 941.764.7748 and in Collier County 239.793.7748.



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