Rollover Accidents: Causes, Injuries, and Legal Recourse

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Rollover accidents are among the most severe and dangerous types of crashes that can occur on the roads of Sherman, Texas. These incidents often result in catastrophic injuries and significant property damage, leaving victims and their families grappling with physical, emotional, and financial burdens. At The Law Office of David M. Kennedy in Sherman, Texas, we understand the complexities involved in rollover accident cases. We are committed to helping victims pursue justice and obtain the compensation they deserve. In this article, we’ll explore the causes of rollover accidents, common injuries sustained, and the legal recourse available to victims.

Causes of Rollover Accidents:

1. Vehicle Design Flaws:

Certain vehicles, such as SUVs and trucks with a high center of gravity, are more prone to rollover accidents, especially when traveling at high speeds or making sharp turns. Design defects or inadequate safety features can exacerbate the risk of rollovers.

2. Speeding:

Excessive speed is a leading cause of rollover accidents. When drivers exceed the posted speed limits or drive too fast for road conditions, they may lose control of their vehicles, leading to rollovers.

3. Distracted Driving:

Distractions such as texting, talking on the phone, or adjusting the radio can divert a driver’s attention from the road, increasing the risk of rollover accidents.

4. Impaired Driving:

Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs significantly impairs a driver’s judgment, coordination, and reaction time, making them more susceptible to rollover accidents.

5. Tire Blowouts:

Tire blowouts can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, particularly at high speeds, leading to rollover accidents.

Common Injuries in Rollover Accidents:

1. Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs):

The violent forces involved in rollover accidents can cause occupants’ heads to strike against the vehicle’s interior, resulting in traumatic brain injuries ranging from concussions to severe brain damage.

2. Spinal Cord Injuries:

Rollover accidents can cause compression, stretching, or severing of the spinal cord, leading to partial or complete paralysis and lifelong disabilities.

3. Broken Bones and Fractures:

The impact of a rollover accident can cause occupants to suffer multiple fractures and broken bones, including fractures of the arms, legs, ribs, and pelvis.

4. Internal Organ Damage:

Blunt force trauma sustained in rollover accidents can cause internal injuries, including damage to the liver, spleen, kidneys, and other vital organs, which may require surgery and long-term medical care.

Legal Recourse for Rollover Accident Victims:

If you’ve been injured in a rollover accident due to the negligence or recklessness of another party, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. At The Law Office of David M. Kennedy, we can help you pursue legal recourse by:

1. Investigating the Accident:

The Law Office of David M. Kennedy will conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, determine liability, and establish the cause of the rollover accident.

2. Negotiating with Insurance Companies:

We’ll handle all communication and negotiations with insurance companies to ensure you receive fair compensation for your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

3. Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit:

If a fair settlement cannot be reached, we’ll file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf and advocate for your rights in court.

4. Seeking Maximum Compensation:

We’ll work tirelessly to pursue maximum compensation for your damages, including medical expenses, lost income, future medical care, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

If you’ve been injured in a rollover accident in Texas, don’t delay seeking legal representation. The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Texas is two years from the date of the accident, so it’s essential to act quickly to protect your rights. Contact The Law Office of David M. Kennedy today for a free consultation to discuss your case, and learn how we can help you pursue justice and obtain the compensation you deserve.

Call (903) 819-0720 or click here to email our law office.

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David M. Kennedy

David M. Kennedy has over 30 years experience representing individuals and businesses in matters of civil litigation, especially personal injury and wrongful death. He is licensed in Texas, Oklahoma and Colorado.


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Sherman, TX 75090

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