Tips To Avoid A Rollover Accident
One of the most devastating types of car accidents is a rollover accident. A rollover accident is when two cars collide, leading one to flip and sometimes roll over and over again. Sometimes rollover accidents happen as a result of avoiding a collision. They are often fatal, but those who survived typically suffer severe injuries. Pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans are the most susceptible vehicles to roll over because they have a lower center of gravity than sedans. As a driver, it is valuable to understand what you can do to avoid a rollover accident. Here are some tips to help you avoid getting into a rollover accident.
What Causes A Rollover Accident?
To understand how to avoid a rollover accident, you must first understand what causes them. Rollovers are the result of losing stability during turns. The loss of stability shifts the center of gravity, making the vehicle unstable and causing it to tip. Sometimes, that tipping leads the entire vehicle to turn over depending on the speed of the vehicle or the force of impact. Most of the time, rollover accidents are the result of driver errors where they are over-correcting and turn too quickly. Rollover accidents can also happen as a result of a side impact that tips the car over.
How To Avoid A Rollover Accident
Though there are causes of rollover accidents that you cannot control including slippery roads or poor weather conditions, there are some things you can do to help prevent being in a rollover accident.
● Never drive under the influence. Drivers under the influence often overcorrect, take too fast of turns, and swerve. These are all things that can lead to a rollover accident.
● Do not speed. Speeding is the number one factor in rollovers. The faster your vehicle is going, the less stable it will be during your turn.
● When driving a vehicle with a higher center of gravity like an SUV, van, or pickup truck, learn how your car works. Practice stopping so you understand the distance you need to stop. Practice turns so you recognize when your vehicle starts losing stability. Doing this will help you know what it feels like when the center of gravity in your vehicle starts to shift. Then you can respond accordingly during an accident.
● Drive defensively and always monitor what other drivers are doing. That way, when a driver is about to cause an accident, you'll be ready instead of caught off guard and can lead to overcorrecting on a swerve to avoid the accident.
These safe driving tips will help you avoid getting into a rollover accident.
What Happens If I Am In A Rollover Accident?
If you were in a rollover accident the most important thing to do is to seek medical care immediately for any injuries. Then you should speak to an auto accident attorney that specializes in rollover accidents. If the accident was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and the damage to your vehicle. However, since oftentimes rollover accidents do not involve a direct collision, but instead are the result of avoiding a collision, it can be challenging to prove fault. A skilled attorney we'll be able to review the details of your accident and determine if you have a claim.
The team at Justice Pays can help. Our attorneys specialize in rollover accidents. Give us a call at 1-833-954-1234 and we will review your rollover accident case for free.