According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a staggering one-in-five vehicles involved in fatal crashes experiences a rollover. This translates into more than 8,700 vehicles, including over 3,000 cars and over 5,400 trucks. Rollovers are perhaps that most devastating type of car accident, often leading to very serious injuries and/or death.
The Boston car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have successfully handled many rollover car accident claims, helping victims and their families pay their medical bills, recover lost wages, and obtain additional compensation for pain and suffering. The Boston car accident attorneys at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have decades of experience in car accident claims, serving all of Massachusetts and Southern New England. Call us today at 617-225-2100 for a free consultation.Cars Vs. Trucks And SUVs
Rollover accidents are most commonly associated with trucks and sport utility vehicles (SUVs), but as the data suggests, thousands of cars per year unfortunately also experience this particularly dangerous type of accident. SUVs, because of their design, are most often linked to rollovers and more than half of all SUV-crash fatalities are due to rollovers, compare with only one-quarter of passenger vehicle accidents.Rollovers Are Particularly Injurious And Often Fatal
In Massachusetts alone, more than 15 percent of all fatal car accidents each year involve rollovers. That's nearly one-in-six motor vehicle accidents, slightly less often than the national average. Nonetheless, according to the latest data from the NHTSA, in one year alone, 72 people from Massachusetts were killed in rollovers. Sadly, many others are left with serious personal injuries following rollover car crashes.Common Injuries Following Rollovers
Because more than 60% of victims who are injured in rollover are ejected from the vehicle, traumatic brain injuries are commonly reported. Also, often, victims experience broken bones, severe lacerations, neck and back injuries, and other serious injuries. In all, severe head injuries, neck injuries, back injuries, and other long-term physical injuries can result, requiring thousands in medical bills and many days of lost wages. Additionally, you may be left in excruciating pain and unable to enjoy many of the life activities you used to. In short, rollovers are devastating for victims and their families.Know Your Rights
Massachusetts drivers are protected under state law, which finds other negligent drivers liable to injured motorists involved in an accident. Compensation can be had for any injuries caused by another driver's negligence, including medical expenses, compensatory pain and suffering, loss of employment, loss of daily enjoyment, loss of consortium, etc.Medical Bills And Lost Wages
Often, these injuries are life-changing for victims and their families, requiring a great deal of medical treatment, rehabilitation time, and care. Medical bills can be staggering and lost wages pile up quickly. The experienced car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. have been winning their clients and their families compensation after car accidents for decades.
Car and truck rollovers can be overwhelming—physically, emotionally, and financially. The experienced car accident lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. should be called before you speak to any insurance agent or enter into any settlement negotiation or offers. Call us locally today at 617-225-2100. You can also use of fast and secure contact form. We have offices in Boston, Cambridge, and Quincy and serve all of Massachusetts and Southern New England.