Every year, there are tens of thousands of rollover accidents on Washington highways and roads, and a high percentage of those accidents result in very serious personal injuries.
At Foster Law Offices, our Seattle-based rollover accidents attorneys carry an impressive track record of representing people who have suffered significant injuries in motor vehicle rollover accidents across the state of Washington.
If you have been seriously injured in a rollover accident, you will need to prove that either a person negligently operated a vehicle which caused the accident, or some defect involving the vehicle or the roadway caused the accident.
Our rollover accidents attorneys understand the dynamics of car accidents, and we make sure our clients' claims for injuries result in the highest level of compensation possible.
* Rollover Accidents - The Foster Advantage
At Foster Law Offices, our personal injury attorneys work diligently to prove the fault of the person who caused your injuries. We will look to a number of sources to help you determine liability.
We have access to an extensive network of experts and other resources that allow us to make sure that our clients win their case and receive that maximum compensation.
At Foster Law Offices, we have extensive experience handing personal injury claims involving rollover accidents.
If you were injured in a rollover accident in Washington, we can assist you in receiving compensation for your injuries, lost wages, and other damages. Our clients come from all over the state, including the King County, Snohomish County, Pierce County, Spokane County, Clark County, Whatcom County, Skagit County and throughout Washington state.
Because of our years of experience with Washington personal injury claims, we resolve rollover accident claims efficiently and with the goal of receiving the maximum settlement you are entitled to under Washington law.
As a boutique law firm, we provide the personal attention that you deserve throughout your entire case. We will handle all aspects of your accident claim for you, and we will also make sure that you understand every aspect of your claim so that you know that you are receiving the best possible compensation for your injuries.
* Rollover Accidents - An Overview
Every vehicle accident carries the danger of injuries. Vehicle rollover accidents, however, are likely to produce catastrophic or fatal injuries. Even though only 3% of vehicle crashes in the US involve rollovers, 33% of deaths are due to rollover accidents. If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a vehicle rollover accident, we urge you to speak with one of our attorneys who can help you sort out whether you have a claim against the auto manufacturer for your damages.
* SUV Rollovers
Litigation over SUV rollovers has taken off in the last two decades. This corresponds to the rise in popularity of SUVs in America. SUVs are generally more prone to rollovers than smaller passenger cars. They have a higher center of gravity than passenger cars, making them less stable in situations involving corrective steering action. Not only are SUV rollovers more common than passenger car rollovers; they are also more deadly, producing more than twice as many fatalities. SUVs are also involved in a higher percentage of single-vehicle accidents than passenger cars. Our attorneys have experience in personal injury cases involving SUV rollovers and can help you if you have had an accident involving an SUV or SUV rollover.
* Vehicle Instability in Rollover Accidents
Vehicles roll over for one of two reasons: either they "tripped" over something like an object in the road or a rut on the shoulder, or they "tipped" because of a maneuver the driver made on a smooth surface.
Ideally, when the driver of a vehicle is forced to swerve to avoid an object on the road, and then corrects the steering path to avoid driving off the road, the vehicle's four tires should remain on the surface of the road. This is not, however, always what happens. Sometimes, the vehicle tips and rolls over, causing devastating injuries. Because it is foreseeable to the manufacturer that a driver could encounter objects on the road, the driver may have a legal claim against the manufacturer because of a design defect in the vehicle.
When a vehicle trips and goes into a rollover, the vehicle manufacturer may not necessarily be at fault; this does not mean, however, that no plaintiff can recover after this occurrence. The crashworthiness of the vehicle may also come into play, as it may in accidents involving vehicle tipping.
No matter what the cause of the accident, manufacturers are responsible for making their vehicles reasonably safe for an accident. This does not mean that every vehicle has to protect everyone all the time, but the vehicle should not contain weak spots that unreasonably endanger the lives and health of the vehicle's occupants.
When a vehicle rolls over, its roof may crush, putting the occupants at great risk of head and neck injuries because the size of the cab is suddenly reduced. The seat belts may fail, leaving the occupants vulnerable to being thrown from the vehicle and suffering enhanced injuries. Other problems may also contribute to further injuries.
* Vehicle Rollover Accidents Links
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
Research crash statistics, information on recalls, updates on initiatives and tips for motor vehicle safety from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
Information on safe driving, vehicle safety ratings and how to shop for a safer car.
Federal Trade Commission: Automobiles
An FTC auto guide for consumers, with numerous articles on buying a car; financing, leasing or renting a car; and maintenance.
The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety/Highway Loss Data Institute
News and data related to vehicle safety, including testing and ratings.
Rollover: The Hidden History of the SUV
A critical report by Frontline on the history of SUV rollovers and the government response to the problem.
* Contact Information - Rollover Accidents Attorneys
To discuss you or your loved one's vehicle rollover accidents injury case, please contact Foster Law Offices to schedule a free consultation. We encourage you to discuss your case with one of our personal injury lawyers.
We offer free in-home or office appointments.