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Vehicle rollovers are among some of the deadliest and most catastrophic auto accidents. While an accident with another motorist can cause a vehicle to flip, rollovers often involve only one vehicle. When a vehicle traveling forward meets a curve or obstacle requiring a sharp turn of the steering wheel, the vehicle’s center of gravity shifts to one side. Even the slightest bump or pothole can induce a roll over.
No matter what caused your vehicle rollover, Zbinden & Curtis, Attorneys at Law can help. We have decades of legal experience helping Portland motorists tackle some of the most complex auto accident claims. Contact us today and find out how we can help you.
What causes vehicle rollovers?
Our roadways are filled with windy and sharp curves. Typically, traveling around curves and road obstacles will not cause a rollover. However, if you are driving an SUV, Jeep, pickup truck, van or any other type of vehicle prone to a rollover, it is best to practice caution and slow down.
Sometimes, vehicle defects can unexpectedly cause a vehicle to flip. Faulty tires and poor stability can be a recipe for disaster. Brake failure can make it impossible to slow down at a curve or obstacle, causing the vehicle to lose control of its center of gravity.
Uneven surfaces in the road can also contribute to vehicle rollovers. Ditches, large potholes and bumps can throw a vehicle off balance, especially when driving around a curve. This is very common on long and windy rural roads.
If you have sustained an injury in a vehicle rollover, you could take legal action against the vehicle manufacturer, municipality or property owner. Negligence in a rollover accident involving one vehicle, can be difficult to prove. That is why you need to speak to an experienced Portland auto accident attorney at Zbinden & Curtis. We will investigate and get to the bottom of it.
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Vehicle defects and uneven roadways are not always the cause of vehicle rollovers. Another driver’s irresponsibility or erratic behavior could cause your vehicle to lose control. If your vehicle rollover was caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important that you take your case seriously from the start. There is no need to deal with insurance companies on your own. They only care about reducing their own costs, not compensating you for your losses. And even if they offer a settlement, it is unlikely that it will cover the full cost of your recovery, loss of wages, pain and suffering.
Whether another driver’s negligence, a vehicle defect or poorly maintained roadway caused your vehicle rollover, Zbinden & Curtis will aggressively pursue your claim. With a vast amount of legal knowledge, we know how to build a strong case and maximize your compensation. Don’t hesitate to contact us to schedule a free case evaluation.