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Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous type of car accidents. While they represent only a small percentage of crashes in Wisconsin, rollover crashes have a higher rate of fatalities than other types of accidents. They often result in traumatic head injuries and ejection from the vehicle, especially if the occupants are not wearing seat belts. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rollover accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights and whether another motorist or a faulty vehicle design contributed to the accident.

Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous type of car accidents. While they represent only a small percentage of crashes in Wisconsin, rollover crashes have a higher rate of fatalities than other types of accidents. They often result in traumatic head injuries and ejection from the vehicle, especially if the occupants are not wearing seat belts. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rollover accident, it’s important to understand your legal rights and whether another motorist or a faulty vehicle design contributed to the accident.

Contact a Milwaukee Rollover Car Accident Lawyer

An experienced Milwaukee rollover attorney can review the details of your family member’s car accident and discuss the appropriate steps to take

For more than 30 years, attorney David Gruber and the legal team at Gruber Law Offices, LLC have fought for injured people in Wisconsin. While the law firm has grown to more than 120 attorneys and staff, Gruber Law Offices remains a family-owned business. David Gruber works with his wife, attorney Nancy Gruber, who is managing partner. Their son Steven Gruber, who also is an attorney, joined the firm. We treat our clients as we would want our own family members to be treated. Our attorneys offer a free consultation and handle cases on a contingency fee basis. We only charge a legal fee if we recover compensation for you. Our philosophy is, “One call… that’s all!” It’s as simple as that: you call our office, and our legal team takes care of all aspects of your rollover auto accident case.

Please call our firm for a courtesy consultation.

Types of Rollover Accidents

A rollover accident can occur if a vehicle tips onto its side or roof at any point during a crash. A rollover may occur after a side impact from another vehicle or after a vehicle leaves the road. Rollover accidents are related to a vehicle’s stability.

Turns
If a car is traveling at high speed and a driver turns too aggressively, it can cause the tires to lose traction on the pavement and the vehicle to flip over, particularly if it’s top heavy.

 

Skids
Many rollover accidents occur because a driver loses control or is struck by another vehicle and starts skidding sideways.

 

Inclines
If a vehicle slides on sloping ground, it can roll over if it strikes a guardrail, stump or low wall.

 

Single-vehicle accidents
More than eight of every 10 rollover traffic deaths are single vehicle accidents. Pickup trucks and SUVs are more likely than cars to be in single-vehicle crashes, particularly rollover accidents. This indicates that driver error causes many rollover collisions.

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

Rollovers are complex accidents. Multiple factors may contribute to the crash including the driver’s reaction, and the road, vehicle design and weather. Most rollover accidents occur when a vehicle runs off the road or starts skidding sideways and hits a guardrail, curb or sloping ground that causes it to turn over on its side.

Speed
s is a common factor in a significant percentage of fatal rollover accidents. Rollover accidents are more likely to occur on high-speed interstates and highways in Wisconsin. A vehicle is less likely to roll over if a driver is observing the speed limit.

 

Vehicle Design
Any type of vehicle can roll over. However, the design of certain types of sport utility vehicles, pickup trucks and passenger vans make them more prone to turning over. Rollovers frequently involve vehicles that are taller, have a narrow wheelbase and have a higher center of gravity. A vehicle with a higher center of gravity is more likely to turn over. Rollover crashes are more common in SUVs than cars or pickups. The addition of electronic stability control, which helps prevent sideways skidding and loss of control, has been required on all models since 2012. It has made vehicles less likely to roll over. Auto manufacturers have a legal responsibility to design and sell vehicles that are safe when used as intended.

 

Alcohol
Nearly half of fatal rollover crashes involve an intoxicated driver. Alcohol can cause a driver to drive at excessive speed and impair the driver’s judgment and reactions. Drunk drivers who cause rollover accidents that harm others should be held responsible for their disregard for safety.

 

Driver Behavior
If a driver tries to turn too sharply at higher speeds, it can cause a vehicle to roll over. A driver’s actions such as speeding, driving drunk, running traffic lights, and not paying attention and drifting off the road account for many rollover crashes.

Who is Liable in a Rollover Accident?

Who is Liable in a Rollover Accident?

If a driver makes an improper lane change and forces another vehicle off the road or into a curb causing a rollover accident, the at-fault driver may be held liable for the injuries to occupants of the vehicle that rolled over.

A drunk driver or impaired driver who causes a rollover accident may be liable for the injuries suffered by others in a crash.

When a vehicle’s design poses an unreasonable risk of a rollover accident or of the roof crushing in a rollover crash, the manufacturer of the vehicle may be held liable for the injuries caused. Cases involving unsafe vehicles are complex cases to investigate.

A rollover accident victim has to prove that a driver or car manufacturer was negligent, and that negligence caused the rollover accident. This requires an investigation by an experienced personal injury attorney who can identify all the contributing factors in a crash and the parties that should be held liable.

Who is Liable in a Rollover Accident?

If a faulty vehicle design issue caused a rollover accident, the design issue may not be identified by police in the initial investigation of the accident. Identifying the cause of the accident may require a thorough investigation by a determined attorney working with automotive design professionals. Trust the experience of the rollover crash attorneys at Gruber Law Offices, LLC who have the resources and commitment to follow an investigation wherever it leads.

Wisconsin Wrongful Death in a Rollover Accident

Wisconsin Wrongful Death in a Rollover Accident

Rollover accidents often cause fatal injuries. Many rollover accidents result in the occupant being partially ejected from the vehicle. This can lead to a wrongful death claim.

Wisconsin law defines a wrongful death as a preventable death that occurred because of someone else’s negligent actions or intentional conduct. The law in Wisconsin gives certain people legal rights to file a wrongful death lawsuit since the person killed in a rollover accident cannot act on his or her own behalf.

In our experience representing bereaved Wisconsin families, we have found that a settlement or jury award from a wrongful death lawsuit can help a family achieve a sense of closure after the loss of a loved one.

Wisconsin Wrongful Death in a Rollover Accident

A wrongful death lawsuit may be brought by the surviving spouse, domestic partner, child or parent of the deceased to recover compensation for the loss of financial support, funeral and burial expenses, loss of household services and loss of companionship.

A settlement can help your family achieve financial stability after the unexpected loss of your loved one who helped support the household.

If your loved one died in a rollover accident caused by others’ negligence, you should consult with a Wisconsin wrongful death attorney. Because of the length of time required to investigate a fatal rollover accident, it is important to seek the guidance of an experienced lawyer as soon as possible.

Contact a Wisconsin Rollover Accident Lawyer Today

Contact a Wisconsin Rollover Accident Lawyer Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover crash due to the negligence of another party, request a free consultation with a Milwaukee personal injury lawyer. Our experienced attorneys at Gruber Law Offices, LLC can help you seek compensation for the damages you or your loved one has suffered anywhere in Milwaukee County. There is no legal fee unless we obtain compensation for you. If your injuries limit your mobility, our attorneys can meet you at a location convenient to you such as your place of work, hospital, home or at our Milwaukee office.

Call 414-436-2484 to speak with an experienced Wisconsin rollover accident attorney today. “ONE CALL… THAT’S ALL!”

Contact a Wisconsin Rollover Accident Lawyer Today