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Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are defined as motor vehicle accidents in which the vehicle flips over on its roof or one of its sides. They often occur when cars turn too quickly or sharply, but may also result from a poorly designed automobile.

If you or someone you loved has been injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact the Cincinnati motor vehicle accident attorneys at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to schedule a free initial consultation.

Types of Rollover Accidents

Vehicles typically roll over in one of several ways:

  • Excessive cornering occurs when the vehicle is destabilized by cornering forces, which include tire forces, gravity, and inertial effect. These forces create a countervailing force to the vehicle’s turning motion. If these forces are enough to overcome the force of gravity, the vehicle is liable to slide, spin, or even roll over.
  • Tripping rollovers occur when a car is sliding, and as the car slides, the tires strike a curb. The strike creates a similar countervailing force that causes the car to tip and possibly roll over.
  • Collision with another car can also cause a rollover if the car becomes unstable in ways similar to cornering and tripping rollovers.

The Dangers of Rollovers

Studies have shown that light trucks like small pickups, sports utility vehicles, and Jeeps were more likely to tip or roll over because of their design. Such rollovers are particularly dangerous because the damage to the car and the injury to the drivers and passengers can be severe. Some of the most common injuries include spinal and head injuries. Treating drivers and passengers injured in rollover accidents can be further complicated due to the difficulty of removing them from the vehicle itself.

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If you or someone you know has been in a rollover accident, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal rights and options.

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6071 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45213
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