Wrongful Death Lawyer Chandler AZ
Dangers of Rollover Crashes
Rollover crashes have a higher fatality rate than other kinds of crashes, accounting for nearly 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Several rollovers have happened in the Phoenix metro area in just the past month, highlighting the danger of these crashes and risks of injury and death. A wrongful death lawyer Chandler AZ can advise a victim or a victim’s family about possible legal claims.
- May 5, 2020: rollover crash occurred near 35th Avenue and Dobbins in Laveen around 11:00 p.m. Investigators say the single-car crash left one person with life-threatening injuries and two others with minor injuries. Speed may have been a factor.
- May 4, 2020: rollover crash took place on State Route 143 southbound near Loop 202. The Department of Public Safety says an armored vehicle went left off the roadway and through the concrete barrier for an unknown reason, then continued down an embankment, rolled and came to rest on its top in a cement drainage ditch. The accident left one person dead and two others in critical condition.
- May 4, 2020: rollover crash happened on the southbound Loop 101 Union Hills Drive off-ramp around 12:15 p.m. The accident left one person dead.
- April 12, 2020: rollover crash happened near 35th Avenue and Dobbins Road in Laveen around 1:00 p.m. Investigators say the single-car crash left a woman and two children under the age of 10 hurt with non-life-threatening injuries.
A.R.S. §28-701 provide that a person shall not drive a vehicle at a speed greater than is reasonable and prudent under the circumstances that a person shall control the speed of a vehicle as necessary to avoid colliding with any object or person. A driver must exercise reasonable care for the protection of others.
A wrongful death lawyer Chandler AZ can advise a victim regarding the settlement and litigation process.
There are two kinds of rollover accidents, tripped or un-tripped. NHTSA data show 95% of single-vehicle rollovers are tripped. A tripped rollover happens when a vehicle leaves the roadway and slides sideways, digging its tires into soft soil or striking an object such as a curb or guardrail. The high tripping force applied to the tires in these situations can cause the vehicle to roll over. Untripped rollovers are less common than tripped rollovers, occurring less than 5% of the time, and mostly to top-heavy vehicles. Instead of an object serving as a tripping mechanism, un-tripped rollovers usually occur during high-speed collision avoidance maneuvers.
Some 40% of fatal rollover crashes involved excessive speeding, and 85% of all rollover-related fatalities are the result of single-vehicle crashes. This means that the majority of rollover crashes and fatalities do not involve any other vehicle besides the one that rolled over, further suggesting that driver behavior plays a significant role in rollover crashes.
Rollovers are complex crash incidents. Besides driver behavior, road and environmental conditions can also cause a vehicle to roll over. If you are ever involved in a rollover accident, contact a personal injury lawyer immediately. A wrongful death lawyer Chandler AZ can investigate the collision and explain the prospects of pursuing the case. Call the office of Paul Englander, PLC today for more information.