The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that Bakersfield rollover accidents are a factor in nearly 300,000 motor vehicle accidents every year. These accidents frequently result in serious or fatal personal injury and are more common with top-heavy vehicles such as SUVs, trucks, and minivans. Not only are these types of accidents more common with certain types of top-heavy vehicles, rollover accidents often involve only one car. Though stability issues have been addressed in later model vehicles, even newer SUVs and trucks are more likely to rollover when involved in a car accident.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in a rollover accident in or around Bakersfield, California, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine or call (661) 333-3333 today to schedule a free consultation.
Dangers of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents in Bakersfield pose the same threats as other types of motor vehicle accidents such as brain damage, spinal cord injury, and broken bones. However, rollover accidents increase your risk for these and other injuries due to the potential for crushing, asphyxiation, or being thrown about the cab of a vehicle.
The NHTSA reports that rollover accidents account for over 35 percent of fatal SUV crashes, which has prompted many car manufacturers to take greater care in the design of their vehicles. This, however, may prove to be too little too late, particularly for those who are driving older makes and models.
No matter when your car was manufactured, if you have been injured in a rollover accident, you may be entitled to hold the company that designed or produced it responsible for damages beyond the offerings of insurance companies. Bakersfield rollover accident attorney Mickey Fine is prepared to investigate your rollover, identify all possible causes, and fight to get you the full compensation you deserve.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a Bakersfield rollover accident, please contact the Law Offices of Mickey Fine to schedule a free consultation with our California car accident attorney today.