Fort Myers Personal Injury Lawyers With Experience Handling Vehicle Rollover Cases
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., provides legal representation to individuals and their families who have become the victims of car, truck, or SUV rollovers. These tragic accidents can have devastating results, which may include severe personal injuries or even fatalities to those involved in the accident. Many times, vehicle rollovers can result in the roof collapsing on the driver or passenger, a phenomenon that almost always causes serious injuries, including paralysis, brain injuries, broken bones, or even death. Unfortunately, even when people have seatbelts on, they can be ejected from the vehicle because of the violent forces involved in a rollover accident. And when people are not wearing seatbelts, airbags are of little use, as ejection from the vehicle is much more likely in this type of crash. If ejection occurs, a person is virtually unprotected from his or her surroundings, and may strike a tree, the ground, or another vehicle with great force.
Our firm's experienced Fort Myers personal injury lawyers will study the details of your case, investigate the accident at issue, and focus on determining how the accident happened. The causes of these types of accidents can include an overly narrow wheel base of the vehicle, a tire tread separation, a tire blow-out, a poor center of gravity of the vehicle that causes a lack of stability, defective brakes, and structural problems with the vehicle's roof that do not provide proper protection for the victim if the vehicle indeed rolls over. It is often the case that these types of accidents are caused by design or manufacturing defects that the auto manufacturer knew or should have known posed a hazard to consumers. Sadly, the manufacturers marketed the vehicles and placed them for sale regardless of the defect, and without taking measures to correct or rectify the defect so as to eliminate or mitigate the risk of potential harm to the consumer. In other cases, the manufacturer knew of a defect, hazard, or dangerous condition with a vehicle, but did not adequately warn the consumer of the risk of potential injury. These are a few scenarios that commonly lead to vehicle rollover accident claims.
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death as a result of a vehicle rollover, truck rollover, or SUV rollover accident, contact the experienced team at the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., in order to set up a free consultation about your case with one of our lawyers and staff. You will pay your Fort Myers personal injury lawyer no fees or costs unless you win monetary compensation for your claim. We believe in your case, and stand ready to aggressively advocate on your behalf. Please visit our settlements and verdicts page in order to view the results in some of the Florida vehicle and SUV rollover cases and other kinds of cases that Randall L. Spivey has handled in the past.
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The NHTSA reports that rollovers are very dangerous incidents which have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. They accounted for nearly 35 percent of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes.
Any auto accident can lead to serious injuries, however, depending on the circumstances, vehicle rollover accidents can be particularly dangerous. Despite their relative infrequency, they account for only 3% of total accidents; they have a disproportionate effect, with nearly 30% of passenger vehicle fatalities involving a vehicle rollover accident to some degree.
In mid-April, a rollover crash on I-75 near Bonita Beach Road involving a dump truck and an SUV sent the dump truck driver to the hospital with critical injuries and shut down south-board lanes of traffic.