Philadelphia Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
You are riding along with some friends on your way out to an Eagles game. You are all talking and having a fun time and looking forward to a fun evening. All of a sudden, the person who’s driving takes a sharp turn at too high a speed and loses control of the car. The vehicle rolls, and you are now in a terrifying position of being trapped in your seat upside down inside a pile of shattered glass and torn metal waiting for responders to come. Paramedics get you out of the vehicle but you’re seriously injured and are transported to the hospital, facing weeks of recovery.
Rollover accidents can cause devastating injuries, and even death. Cars are designed to withstand certain crashes. They are designed to withstand a certain amount of force and crush. As consumers, we can expect that a car can take a hit and still protect us as occupants. However, in a rollover, the normal rules do not apply. The circumstances of the rollover, and the amount of times a car rolls over, will together establish whether the car can credibility be expected to be crashworthy. If you were involved in or have a family member who died as a result of a rollover accident, it is important that you contact a qualified lawyer or law firm immediately. In these cases, preservation of the vehicle is essential. Without this evidence, you may not be able to pursue a claim. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. our attorneys are trained in preserving evidence and making sure that the issues concerning the rollover are preserved. Our office is available 7 days a week, and your initial consultation is free. We invite you to call us.
As stated above, a car is supposed to be designed to withstand a crash under many circumstances. Rollovers need to be investigated immediately. Did the roof crush in the rollover? If so, was there an acceptable amount of crush? Did the seat belt hold, or was it defective, in that it allowed you to strike parts of the interior of the vehicle which you were not supposed to contact. Did the car catch on fire? Did the seatback hold up in the crash, or did it collapse? These are questions that only a qualified expert, at the direction of a lawyer, can answer. If you were involved in a rollover or have a loved one who did not survive the crash, please call an attorney immediately. At The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C., we work with trained experts who can be dispatched at a moment’s notice to investigate a serious injury or death following a rollover incident. The consultation is free, and we invite you to call with any questions you may have.
Roadway Factors in Rollovers
The nature of the roadway and the kind of vehicle you were driving are critical issues in certain rollover accidents. If the road was not designed with the right type of pitch and/or if you are driving an SUV or truck where the center of gravity is different, either or both of these factors may play a part in a rollover car accident. Site inspection and preservation of the vehicle are both vital. Call or email The Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, P.C. We will promptly set you up with a free consultation in which your situation will be evaluated.
This content was written on behalf of an experienced Philadelphia auto accident attorney Greg Prosmushkin.