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SUV Rollover Accidents

Lawyers Helping People Harmed in SUV Rollover Accidents Seek Damages in Rochester, Syracuse, and Upstate New York

While rollover collisions are relatively uncommon, SUVs are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents than other types of vehicles. SUV rollover crashes are usually caused by defects in the road or the vehicle involved in the accident, but they can be caused by negligent driving as well. In many instances, people hurt in rollover collisions involving SUVs can seek damages from the parties responsible for the conditions that led to the crash and their harm. If you or a loved one sustained injuries in an SUV rollover accident, you should seek legal counsel regarding your potential claims as soon as possible. The experienced Syracuse personal injury attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers are adept at helping people who suffered losses due to the reckless acts of others seek compensation, and if we represent you, we will zealously pursue the maximum amount of damages recoverable under the law. We often assist people hurt in collisions in the pursuit of damages in Syracuse, Rochester, and cities throughout Upstate New York.

Factors that Contribute to SUV Rollover Accidents

SUV rollover accidents are accidents that occur when SUVs suddenly tip over. SUVs involved in rollover crashes may flip over once or several times and may land on their roof or side. The leading cause of SUV rollover collisions is tripping, which is when a tire hits a pothole, uneven pavement, stone, or another defect in the road, which alters the vehicle's forward motion, ultimately causing it to roll. SUV rollover crashes can also be brought about by defective vehicles or parts and roads that are inherently unsafe due to design flaws or insufficient maintenance, or careless driving. SUV rollover crashes can cause serious harm, including fractures, traumatic brain injuries, hemorrhages, organ damage, and spinal injuries. In many cases, people involved in rollover collisions develop psychological harm as well.

Pursuing Claims After Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are often caused by a variety of factors. People hurt in such crashes, therefore, can often pursue claims against multiple parties. For instance, if a driver's careless acts caused the accident, a plaintiff may be able to pursue damage from the driver via a negligence claim. Typically, though, rollover collisions are brought about by other factors.

If a collision was caused by a defective vehicle, a plaintiff could pursue product liability claims. In New York, the manufacturer of the product can be held strictly liable for any harm the product causes. In other words, it may be held accountable for injuries caused by a defect that rendered the product unsafe for its intended purpose, regardless of whether it was aware of the defect. A plaintiff may also be to able pursue negligence claims against the manufacturer and seller of the vehicle. Proving negligence in a product liability case requires the plaintiff to show that the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care to make the product safe for its foreseeable or normal use, which caused the product in question to suffer from a defect that made it unsafe, and the defendant was or reasonably should have been aware of the defect. The plaintiff must also show the defect that caused the harm suffered.

If a dangerous road caused a rollover accident, a plaintiff might be able to seek damages from the party responsible for designing or maintaining it, which in many instances will be a state or local municipality. Government entities typically are provided statutory immunity, but they can be held liable in certain situations. For example, if a dangerous condition on a roadway caused an SUV rollover accident, and the government entity responsible for maintaining the roadway was aware of the condition but failed to repair it, it may be found culpable for the harm suffered in an accident caused by the condition.

Meet with a Seasoned Personal Injury Attorney in Syracuse, Rochester, or Upstate New York

SUV rollover accidents do not happen frequently, but when they do, they often cause devastating injuries. If you were injured in an SUV rollover accident, you could be owed compensation, and it is prudent to confer with a lawyer. The seasoned Syracuse personal injury attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers are skilled at handling complex cases, and if you hire us, we will gather the evidence needed to provide you with a strong chance of a favorable outcome. Our main office is located in Syracuse, and we regularly represent people in car accident cases in Syracuse as well as in Rochester and other cities throughout Upstate New York. You can reach us to arrange a complimentary and confidential conference by calling us at 833-200-2000 or through our form online.

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