Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle hits something at just the right speed and just the right angle to throw a vehicle over on one side. The vehicle's momentum and weight continue to carry it into a roll. These accidents can occur as a result of trying to swerve and miss something ahead of you, or they can occur when your vehicle is notorious for rollover accidents and should be recalled. Here is how to determine who is at fault for your rollover accident so you know who your automobile accident lawyer can sue.
Blockages and Car Pile-ups in the Road: Who Started It and Who Is Responsible?
When you tried to swerve and miss hitting another vehicle in the road but it caused you to roll and end up in a more serious accident, you may need to track down the person or persons that were blocking the road. If someone else several vehicles ahead caused a car pile-up and you were trying to avoid that, then the person who initially caused the accident is the one your lawyer wants to talk to. In the event that this person is now deceased, your lawyer may pursue that person's automobile insurance company and/or the person's immediate family.
If it was a matter of someone else in a car accident and blocking the road and you were unable to stop when your vehicle flipped, there may be a question of shared responsibility. Do your best to present your lawyer with the facts and reports that you have. Then your lawyer can piece together who was at fault and let you know how to proceed.
Researching Recalled Vehicles and Problems That Caused Your Vehicle to Roll
If your vehicle rolled because it hit a bump in the road going the maximum speed limit, then you may want your attorney to investigate vehicle recalls for you. Sometimes manufacturers know that a certain vehicle might roll in an accident, but without seeing several thousand vehicles of the same make, model and year in action on the road, they cannot say for sure until vehicles start rolling. These are vehicles that should have been recalled with the first few reported rolls but were not. If your vehicle falls into this category of accident, then you should be able to sue the manufacturer.
If your vehicle is recalled after your accident, you may still be able to sue the manufacturer for your injuries and damaged vehicle. The manufacturer may have waited to recall vehicles until there were enough reports of rolled vehicles to cause concern. The manufacturer should take responsibility for what has happened, and your automobile accident lawyer can make sure they do.