Omaha NE Roll Over Accident Attorney
News reports constantly air terrifying footage of the result of severe roll over accidents. We watch this type of footage all the time, never anticipating that that type of accident could happen to our own family. However, roll over accidents are a common sight along most highways of the state and often lead to severe injuries. If you or a loved one have been involved in a roll over accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What Are Roll Over Accidents?
Roll over accidents are among the most dangerous types of accidents and often lead to life-threatening injuries. During a roll over accident, a vehicle essentially completely rolls onto the roof of the vehicle, often after a severe collision.
Certain vehicles are more susceptible to roll over accidents. Sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks, and vans have a higher center of gravity and therefore are more likely to flip over in an accident, leading to a roll over. However, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 40% of all fatal roll over accident were caused by excessive speed, while nearly half of all roll over accidents involved alcohol intoxication.
Nebraska Roll Over Accidents
According to the Nebraska Office of Highway Safety, Nebraska teenage drivers are involved in 26% of all single-vehicle roll over accidents. The lack of experience contributes to these accidents, as well as the “top-heavy” center of gravity for many vehicles. Teenagers often believe they can take a turn faster than they should be able (and often faster than the speed limit sign), which frequently results in a roll over accident. Roll over accidents not only impact the driver and passenger in the negligent vehicle, but can lead to a chain of events on the roadway with lasting injuries to everyone involved.
Roll Over Accident Recovery
If you have been injured in a roll over accident, you may be entitled to receive compensation for your injuries from the negligent car driver who caused the accident. Roll over accidents often do not just happen to one vehicle (aside from extreme situations where a car travels at a high rate of speed), but often stem from a severe impact. The impact alone is often enough to cause severe injuries, but the eventual roll over accident can lead to life threatening injuries, such as:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Broken bones
Many of these injuries require weeks and even months of ongoing medical and rehabilitative care just to get the injured party to a point where they can care for themselves (or with the assistance of family). Many of these injuries will require life-long care. The negligent party should be held responsible for the accident and cover the following expenses:
- Medical care
- Lost wages
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship
A personal injury attorney will be able to better evaluate the resulting liability and the amount of damages you should be entitled to receive after your accident.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If you or a loved one have been involved in a roll over accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys of the Knowles Law Firm. Our attorneys are experienced in car accident claims, especially in the devastating roll over accidents. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska offices today for your initial free consultation.