Our experienced Ponca City motor vehicle accident attorneys help you get the compensation you are entitled to when rollover accidents happen.
Any type of crash or collision involving a car or other motor vehicle has the potential to leave you suffering serious injuries. When rollover accidents happen, it increases the risk that these will be severe or even potentially life-threatening. At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, we know how common rollover crashes are and how the reckless driving behaviors of others is often to blame. As experienced Ponca City, OK motor vehicle accident attorneys, we help you hold at-fault drivers accountable through personal injury claims.
Representing Victims of Rollover Accidents
According to statistics from the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office (OHSO), close to 700 motor vehicle accidents occur in Kay County each year. These can involve cars, pickup trucks, and commercial vehicles, such as delivery vans or tractor trailers. Often occurring due to reckless driving behaviors, the crashes leave roughly 200 people in our immediate area suffering serious injuries as a result.
Rollover accidents are among the most common type of crash. They tend to involve larger vehicles, such as SUVs, trucks, and vans, which tend to be top-heavy or are carrying excessive cargo or unevenly spaced loads. Rollover accidents are most likely to occur:
- When traveling at higher speeds on highways or interstates;
- When navigating turns or sharp curves in the road;
- When going through intersections;
- On or near highway entrance and exit ramps.
As the larger vehicles involved in rollover accidents tend to offer their drivers some additional protections, it is often other motorists who suffer the most serious injuries. In addition to broken bones and muscle strains or sprains, crushing injuries and those involving the back, neck, or head are common.
Holding At-Fault Drivers Accountable for Rollover Accidents
While taller vehicles are more susceptible to rollover accidents, reckless behavior on the part of the driver often plays a primary role. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) website, SaferCar.gov, factors which increase the likelihood of rollover accidents include:
- Speeding and going too fast for conditions;
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol, drugs, or medications;
- Disregarding traffic signs and warnings;
- Lack of proper driver training;
- Failure to properly load or secure cargo.
When these types of actions leave you suffering serious injuries, our team at Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker can help you hold the at-fault driver accountable. We can represent you in insurance company negotiations, helping to ensure you get the maximum amount you need to recover. If your claim is denied or an appropriate settlement cannot be reached, we can advise you on your rights in filing a personal injury lawsuit.
Get Our Ponca City, OK Motor Vehicle Accident Attorneys on Your Side
When rollover accidents happen, you need someone with legal knowledge and expertise in these matters guiding you in your claim. At Boettcher, Devinney, Ingle & Wicker, we are a strong advocate on your side. Call or contact our Ponca City, OK motor vehicle accident attorneys online and request a consultation today.