5 Mistakes a Driver Can Make That May Cause a New York Rollover Accident

The media often report that certain types of vehicles are more likely to roll over than others. That is true, however, New York rollover accidents, like other types of motor vehicle crashes, can also be caused by driver negligence.

If you have been hurt in a rollover accident, it is important to find out why the accident occurred and whether the driver who caused your injuries could have prevented them. A New York car accident lawyer will investigate your case and find out why the accident happened.

Potential Driver Errors That May Cause Rollover Accidents

Your rollover accident injuries may have been caused by the driver of the vehicle that rolled over if*:
  • The driver was speeding. Approximately 40% of fatal rollover crashes occur when the driver is speeding.
  • The driver was drinking. About 50% of fatal rollover crashes involve a driver who is impaired or who has a blood alcohol level above 0.
  • The driver over-corrected his steering. This is particularly dangerous and is more likely to lead to rollovers when the driver is also speeding.
  • The tires were not properly maintained. Tires that are not properly inflated and replaced can increase the risk of rollover accidents.
  • The vehicle was improperly loaded. A vehicle that is carrying more than the maximum load or has a load that is unevenly distributed can be more likely to roll over.

When to call a New York Car Accident Attorney

It can be difficult to ascertain what caused a rollover crash without a full investigation. If you have been hurt, or if you have lost a loved one, in a New York or New Jersey rollover accident, then it is important to contact an experienced New York car accident attorney at 1-800-PAGAN-911 to learn more about your rights and your potential recovery.

*Source: U.S. Department of Transportation, www.safercar.gov, Rollover

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