Rollover Accidents in Nassau County
Offering You Over 20 Years of Experience
Rollovers can be extremely dangerous, and they have a higher fatality rate
than other types of crashes according to the National Highway Traffic
Safety Administration (NHTSA). Due to the fact that rollovers are complex,
violent crash incidents, determining the root
cause can be more involved than other types of accidents.
At The Law Offices of Charles R. Gueli, we have
nearly two decades of legal experience to offer you. Over our years in practice, we have worked side-by-side
with accident reconstruction experts and investigators. We understand
the mechanics of a rollover crash and the factors that cause them. When
you need sophisticated legal representation from a
car accident attorney in Nassau County, we are the firm to trust.
Causes of Rollover Crashes
All types of vehicles can rollover, however, taller, narrower pickups,
SUVs, and vans have a higher center of gravity, and thus they are more
susceptible to rolling over than other vehicles.
Rollovers are often caused by:
Speed: According to the NHTSA, 40% of rollover crashes involve excessive speeding.
What's more, nearly 3/4 of fatal rollovers occurred in 55mph zones.
Alcohol: Nearly 50% of all fatal rollover crashes were alcohol-related.
Location: Rural roads often have undivided lanes without any separation barriers.
In effect, rural roads are more likely to be the scene of a fatal rollover
crash. Nearly 3/4 of fatal rollovers occur on rural roads with a posted
speed limit of 55 mph or higher.
Rollovers are not limited to passenger-sized cars and trucks, they also
occur with semi-trucks. There are a number of reasons why a tractor-trailer
would rollover, with some of the causes including: overloaded trucks,
shifting loads, driver inexperience, unfamiliarity with the road, improper
securement, and driving at excessive speeds.
Rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous types of
truck accidents that take place. Such an accident sends a semi-truck careening into the
path of nearby vehicles, or it can cause a truck to crush other vehicles
on the roadway, often killing the vehicle occupants.
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