Every year there are over 4 millions traffic accidents in the United States; these accidents involve all kinds of vehicles and all kinds of circumstances. One kind of accident that has an incredible potential to cause debilitating injury is the rollover accident. Even though many rollovers happen during single vehicle accidents, there is still a strong chance for life-threatening injury. In many rollover accidents, a car rolled after leaving the roadway to avoid another vehicle or a highway obstruction.
Rollover accidents involve extreme forces acting on the bodies of the occupants of the rolling vehicle, so there is a strong chance of serious injury or even death. For passengers not wearing seatbelts of course, that possibility is greater still. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, speak with an experienced Denver car accident attorney today.
Of course, not all vehicles are the same; some are more susceptible to rollover than others. One aspect of a vehicle that can have a lot to do with its susceptibility to rollover is its center of gravity height. Basically, this is the height above the ground at which half of the vehicles weight is above that level and half below. A higher center of gravity will make a vehicle more susceptible to rollover. Another aspect is the wheelbase, which Is how far apart the wheels are. A vehicle with a longer and wider wheelbase will be less susceptible to rollover. In many cases, vehicles with high center of gravity balance that out with a long, wide wheel base. Vehicles with a high center of gravity and a short, narrow wheel base may be susceptible to rollover.
Regardless of the center of gravity, all vehicles should be able to withstand some degree of stress on the roof. Sometimes, if a vehicle is poorly designed or was badly manufactured, and those defects cause or magnify the severity of injuries in an accident, the manufacturer may be considered negligent in the accident. This can be especially evident in a rollover accident during which nearly every part of the car ay experience unusually forces.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident, your health needs to be the first focus of your attention. However, you also need to speak with an experienced Denver car accident attorney. The lawyers at the Law Firm of Fuicelli and Lee are committed to providing every client with first-rate personal service while providing aggressive representation with a high degree of integrity. They will do everything that they can to protect your financial interests as well as your legal rights. For more information and a FREE CONSULTATION, contact Keith Fuicelli at Fuicelli and Lee, PC at(303) 355-7202.
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