Michigan Rollover Accidents Lawyer
Tirelessly Advocating For Michigan Rollover Accident Victims
If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident, you know that the injuries that are caused by these types of accidents can be extremely serious. Recovery can be costly, as victims often need extensive hospital stays and long-term rehabilitation.
Expenses can quickly skyrocket, which is why it is important for auto accident victims to retain a qualified Michigan personal injury attorney.
At Lipton Law, our team of Michigan car accident lawyers have been successfully representing clients injured in motor vehicle accidents since 1964. We prioritize your needs when we advocate for you in Michigan courts or negotiating sessions.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in Michigan
Many factors can result in a rollover accident. Our rollover injury lawyers know how to build strong cases for victims, using evidence that represent your interests in a variety of rollover accident cases, including those caused by:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, driving while distracted, falling asleep at the wheel or overly aggressive driving are all common negligent acts.
Alcohol is one of the leading causes of vehicle rollovers. Alcohol impairment reduces a number of driving skills necessary for safe operation.
Hazardous Road Conditions
Dangerous roads can also cause or contribute to a rollover accident — an improperly designed road, debris on the road and missing or malfunctioning traffic signals.
Curvy roads or exits, in conjunction with excessive speed, alcohol use, or driving a top-heavy vehicle.
Mechanical Failure or Defect
A rollover accident can also occur due to a faulty air bag, tire failure, poor suspension system design, defective brakes and more.
Vehicles with High Center of Gravity
Any vehicle, regardless of how nice, can roll over if the conditions are right. However, vehicles with a high center of gravity are the most likely to experience a rollover. These include, SUVs, pickup trucks, vans, and commercial trucks.
Speeding is probably the most common cause of vehicle rollover. Increased speed causes a reduction in reaction time.
Another cause for rollovers is an excess of tire grip, which can lead to excessive sideways force.
And, on the opposite end of the spectrum, not enough tire grip can also lead to vehicle rollovers.
Overloading a cargo vehicle can cause rollovers, as it makes the vehicle harder to maneuver.
Auto Accidents Cases
Michigan Rollover Accident FAQs
A rollover accident is a vehicle accident that involves a vehicle tipping over onto it’s side or rolling completely over.
In some rollover accidents, a car or truck may roll over several times before it comes to a rest.
Vehicle rollovers are some of the most violent vehicle accidents there are. They often result in catastrophic injuries for the victim.
The severity of the injuries will depend on whether or not the driver or passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash. Failure to do so puts one at risk for ejection from the vehicle.
Some of the more common rollover injuries include:
- traumatic brain injuries
- spinal cord injuries
- broken bones
- internal damage
Liability for rollover crashes often comes down to whether you were at fault in the accident or if there was negligence involved.
Potential parties from which you could seek a third-party liability claim include:
- the driver of your vehicle, if he or she was operating the vehicle under the influence
- the driver of the other vehicle, if he or she were negligent
- car manufactures, if the car was designed unsafely
- manufacturers or retailers of defective tires
- the state, or those responsible for maintaining proper roadway conditions, if the dangerous condition caused the vehicle to “trip”
Michigan Attorney for Rollover Accident Injuries
It takes a skilled attorney to establish negligence in a rollover accident. At Lipton Law, we can help you prove the elements of negligence — duty, breach and causation — and we have the tenacity to see your case through to successful completion.
If you have been severely injured in a rollover crash or have lost a loved one in such an accident, contact the lawyers at Lipton Law. We can help you obtain compensation from all negligent parties so you can move on with your life. Contact us online or call our Southfield law office at 248-557-1688.