Roll Over Accidents


Roll over accidents have become routine in America because of the increasing number of SUVs on the road today. Due to the vehicle’s higher center of gravity and narrower track width, SUVs are more likely to have roll over incidents than any other vehicle. Injuries from these types of accidents are usually devastating. These accidents consistently produce fatalities, brain injuries, spinal cord damage, causing full or partial paralysis, and back and neck injuries. These injuries can cause lifelong pain and suffering leading to a negative impact on your entire lifestyle.

The National Highway Safety Traffic Administration has provided statistics that exemplify the dangerous nature of SUV rollover accidents:
•    There are approximately 11,000 fatal roll over accidents each year;
•    These accidents account for more than half of all single vehicle crash deaths; and
•    The involvement in a roll over accident increases the chance of injury by 36%.
Common Causes of Roll Over Accidents
    When proper precautions are not taken, all types of larger trucks are susceptible to roll over accidents. More often than not, a truck roll over occurs due to the driver’s negligence. Such causes include the following:

•    High rate of speed;
•    Sudden turns and maneuvers;
•    Fatigue;
•    Use of electronic devices;
•    Traffic and safety violations;
•    Road conditions; and
•    Inexperienced drivers.
Types of Roll-Overs
 A roll over can occur in one of two ways: tripped or un-tripped. Statistics show that 95% of single vehicle rollovers are tripped. This 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.

In an un-tripped accident, a truck will roll over due to centrifugal force. Here, there is no impact with an object that causes the truck to roll. Instead, the truck will roll over as the result of traveling at a high rate of speed or after taking a quick turn.

Roadway conditions will also affect the likelihood of these accidents. Specifically, slick streets, steep and winding roads, construction zones, and soft surfaces can contribute to a roll over. These accidents can also cause a chain reaction crash:
•    A rollover accident can cause the truck’s cargo to be spilled onto the roadway, leaving the road littered with whatever is being carried;
•    The truck could roll over on another vehicle; or
•    A truck can roll over in the middle of the road, blocking traffic. Other drivers may not have the time to slow down and stop, resulting in a collision with the vehicle.
Why the Cardone Law Firm?
The Cardone Law Firm is known as the “go-to” law firm for catastrophic injuries you have sustained in motor vehicle crashes. With over 40 years of experience, it is proven that Mr. Cardone has seen it all and has provided excellent outcomes for his clients. Mr. Cardone is revered around the State of Louisiana by his colleagues, and he is proud of receiving a peer reviewed AV-rating from Martindale-Hubbell. This is a testament that Mr. Cardone has reached the highest level of professional excellence. 

If you, a loved one, or a friend has suffered any type of injury due to a rollover accident, Mr. Cardone and his professional legal assistants at the Cardone Law Firm can help. With an office located in New Orleans, the Cardone Law Firm is able to serve clients statewide. Phone Cardone now for effective legal assistance at 1-504-522-3333 or 1-888-892-2736 as well as a free in person consultation concerning your case.

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