An Atlanta Vehicle Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Represent You
A rollover accident is a car accident that involves a vehicle tipping over onto its side or rolling completely over until it is upside down. In some cases, the car may roll over multiple times before it comes to rest. If a rollover accident in Georgia has caused property damage, injury, or even serious injuries or the death of a loved one, an Atlanta rollover accident lawyer at Gilormo Injury Law Firm With offices in Atlanta, Alpharetta, and Cumming, can help.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover car accidents can be caused by any number of unsafe driver behaviors, but some of the most common causes include:
Aggressive and risky driving, such as taking sudden turns or swerving at a high rate of speed, are common causes of rollovers. Sudden maneuvers like these can cause friction between the tires and the surface of the road, causing the vehicle to tip and flip over. Vans, trucks, and heavily loaded vehicles are particularly susceptible to sudden-maneuver rollovers.
Loss of Driver Control.
Drivers who lose control of their vehicles are particularly susceptible to rollovers. Falling asleep, driving while impaired, and various types of distracted driving such as using a phone, fiddling with various dashboard controls, and interacting with passengers, especially passengers in the back seat, may all cause a driver to lose control. Striking some obstruction in the road or a curb may throw off a vehicle’s center of gravity, and the forward momentum may cause the vehicle to roll over.
Single-vehicle rollovers are most common, but if a vehicle is hit side-on and pushed over by the force of the oncoming vehicle, it may roll. In other words, when the upper part of a vehicle is struck by sufficient force while the tires retain their grip on the surface, rollovers often occur.