Denver Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
Rollover accidents are one the deadliest types of traffic collisions. According to the latest data, while rollovers only comprise about 2 percent of all traffic crashes, more than 1 in every 3 fatal wrecks involves a rollover accident.1
In many cases, these rollovers are caused by preventable negligence – like the careless or illegal actions of other motorists. When any type of negligence contributes to a rollover accident:
- Victims may have various legal options for holding the negligent party (or parties) accountable and seeking compensation.
- They can turn to experienced Denver Rollover Car Accident Attorney Jennifer Bisset for extraordinary representation and guidance throughout the course of their case.
Attorney Jennifer Bisset Won a $1.86 Million Verdict in a
Rollover Accident Case
Tirelessly dedicated to providing exceptional advocacy, Attorney Jennifer Bisset can help you determine the liable parties and pursue your best options for financial recovery. With Ms. Bisset in your corner, you can count on having the highest quality legal representation and the best possible outcomes to a rollover accident case.
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The Bisset Law Firm welcomes your calls and emails whenever you need answers and insights regarding your potential case. Until then, we invite you to explore the following for some important information to common questions about rollover accidents, cases and recoveries.
What Causes Rollover Accidents?
Motorist, vehicle, road and/or environmental factors can all play a role in causing rollover crashes. Specifically, some of the most common causes of rollovers2 include:
- Motorist impairment – Alcohol impairment is a factor in close to 50 percent of all deadly rollovers. Other forms of impairment (like driver distraction and driver fatigue) can also contribute to serious rollover wrecks.
- Speeding – Exceeding the posted speed limit is a contributing factor to about 40 percent of all deadly rollovers. About 75 percent of fatal rollover accidents occur in areas where the posted speed limit is at least 55 miles per hour (mph).
- Vehicle design – Though any vehicle can be involved in a rollover accident, narrow vehicles with higher centers of gravity are those that are most likely to rollover in crashes. Pickup trucks, vans and sports utility vehicles (SUVs) are among the vehicles that tend to be associated with higher rollover risks (in the event of an accident).
These and other factors can cause crashes like:
- Tripped rollover accidents – These occur when a vehicle’s tires hit or dig into an object (like a curb or soft soil), generating a tripping force that causes the vehicle to roll over.
- Un-tripped rollover accidents – These tend to involve top-heavy vehicles, typically when they are traveling at high speeds and/or when drivers make sudden maneuvers (like sudden swerves).
Who Is Liable for Rollover Car Accidents?
Identifying the causes of a rollover accident will be critical to determining liability. While Attorney Jennifer Bisset can review the facts of your crash and explain more regarding liability for your wreck, generally, one or more of the following parties can be liable for a rollover accident:
- Other motorists when their reckless or illegal actions are a contributing factor
- Automakers or automotive equipment manufacturers when dangerous vehicle designs or faulty vehicle parts are contributing factors
- Parties responsible for constructing and/or maintaining safe roads when unsafe roads are contributing factors.
If rollover victims may have been partly at fault for the accident, they CAN still be entitled to compensation under Colorado law. This is due to Colorado’s 50 percent Bar Rule, which entitles accident victims to financial recovery as long as they were 49 percent or less at fault for the accident (i.e., as long as another party is more at fault than the victim).
What Type of Compensation Is Available for Rollover Accident Victims?
The nature of a crash and the resulting damage will determine the type of compensation that victims may be entitled to. Generally, rollover accident victims can be eligible for damages that include (and may not be restricted to):
- Past and future medical bills
- Past and future lost earnings
- Damaged or destroyed property
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering.
In the event of fatal rollovers, surviving loved ones may also be entitled to compensation for funeral and burial expenses.
Of course, compensation cannot change the past or make up for permanent injuries and losses. It can, however, help rollover victims get treatment, focus on healing and start putting their lives back together.
Get More Answers from Denver Car Accident Attorney Jennifer Bisset: Contact the Bisset Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been hurt in a rollover crash, Denver Car Accident Attorney Jennifer Bisset is here for you, ready to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the compensation may deserve.
Call (303) 894-8900 or email our firm for important advice regarding your rights and your potential case.
With the Bisset Law Firm, you can expect personal, responsive legal service as we work diligently to secure the maximum compensation and successful outcomes. Our team’s diligence and expertise is backed by our dedication to always being upfront and honest. This means that you can rely on us to clearly explain the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices you have at every juncture and whether it makes sense to settle or go to trial.
For more on the Bisset Law Firm’s enduring record of excellence and success in auto accident cases, please check out our Case Results and Testimonials pages. At the Bisset Law Firm, we are proud to represent injured people and families from across the state of Colorado.