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What are the types of rollovers?

On Behalf of | Jan 12, 2021 | Car Accidents

Losing control of your vehicle is one of the scariest things that can happen to you when you’re driving in New Jersey. If the weather is bad, you might slide off the road and hit another vehicle or slam into the guardrail. Worse still, your vehicle might hit an obstacle and rollover. A rollover can happen to anyone, whether you’re driving a small car or a large commercial truck.

What are the different types of rollovers?

A guardrail rollover is one of the most common types of rollover accidents. This involves a car going off the road and driving up the guardrail, then rolling over in midair. Driving down a steep slope could also cause your vehicle to flip over. If you’re driving down a steep hill, your vehicle might start to gain speed and roll over when you attempt to turn in another direction.

Even a dirt road could cause a motor vehicle accident. If you veer off into the soil, you could cause a rollover by overcorrecting too quickly and flipping your vehicle over.

Studies have shown that the vast majority of rollovers are “tripped,” meaning that the rollover was caused by the vehicle striking an obstacle. However, less than 5% of rollovers are “untripped.” These types of rollovers are frequently caused by heavy cargo. For example, if a truck goes off the road, the weight of the cargo that it’s carrying might cause it to tip over.

Whatever the cause, a rollover is a serious accident that could result in severe injuries and fatalities. You might want to contact an attorney if you were injured in a rollover accident through no fault of your own.

What are your options if you’re suffering from injuries?

You have multiple options if you were injured in a car accident. If the other driver has insurance, your attorney could help you file a claim and prove that the driver was at fault for the crash. If the driver doesn’t have insurance, your attorney might help you file a lawsuit.