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Pursuing Compensation After a Rollover Accident

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On March 26, a 51-year-old woman was fatally injured near Lyons when she veered off the road and lost control of her vehicle. After swerving off the right side of the road, the driver over-corrected, which ultimately caused the vehicle to roll over. As the vehicle rolled, the woman, who was not wearing her seatbelt, was ejected from the vehicle. She was pronounced dead when medical personnel arrived on the scene. 

Despite the fact that rollover accidents make up a small percentage of motor vehicle accidents, they are among the most dangerous. If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover crash due to another driver’s negligence, seek experienced legal guidance immediately. 

Dangerous Rollover Accidents 

According to statistics compiled by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS), vehicles only roll over in approximately 1 percent of all car accidents. Yet in 2016, a total of 7,488 people were fatally injured in rollovers throughout the United States. In all, rollover fatalities made up 31 percent of all traffic deaths that year. Here in the state of Colorado, rollover accidents are more common than in other states, due in large part to inclement winter driving conditions and hilly terrain.

Contributing Factors 

The vast majority of rollover accidents occur after a driver loses control of the vehicle, which then begins to travel sideways, and is caught by an object. These objects can range from a roadside curb to a guardrail. Drivers are more likely to lose control of their vehicle in less than ideal driving conditions, such as rain, ice, or snow on the road. Approximately 75 percent of all rollover fatalities occur in single-vehicle accidents. If you lose control of your vehicle, it is important to remain calm, and avoid the temptation to over-correct. 

Contact a Fort Collins Car Accident Lawyer 

In any car accident, safety is the top priority. Once all injured passengers have received the necessary medical attention, it is important to contact a legal professional if your accident was caused by another driver. Serious car collisions can result in expensive medical bills, loss of work hours, and pain and suffering. At Hoggatt Law Office, P.C., we are dedicated to helping our clients recover maximum injury compensation. Through compassionate care and aggressive representation, we can secure the financial award you and your family need to recover from all injuries suffered. To schedule a free consultation with a knowledgeable Larimer County personal injury attorney, contact us today at 970-225-2190. 

Sources

https://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/rollover-crashes/qanda

http://www.dailycamera.com/boulder-county-news/ci_32536537/cause-fatal-rollover-crash-near-lyons-still-not

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