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Arizona Rollover Crashes

By Breyer Law Offices on October 1, 2019

Rollover crashes are not as common as other types of collisions, but there are still more than 2,500 statewide each year, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. In 2018, these crashes resulted in 127 fatalities and 2,134 people injured. The majority of rollover crashes happen in rural areas; fewer happen in urban areas. This is likely due to more open roads in rural areas, allowing people to travel at higher rates of speed, as well as more dangerous shoulders that can cause drivers to lose control.

In recent news, two teens were killed and two others critically injured when their car overturned in Eloy, Arizona. None of the occupants were wearing seatbelts and were ejected when the car rolled over.

What Causes Arizona Rollover Crashes?

  • Speed often plays a large factor in why cars overturn. When cars are traveling at high rates of speed, the driver can lose control and overcorrect or veer into soft shoulders, causing the car to overturn.
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol can impair drivers and cause them to overcorrect or drive off the road, causing the vehicle to overturn.
  • Sideswipe accidents can cause drivers to lose control and overturn. A sideswipe accident occurs when another car travels into another lane and hits another car on its side.
  • Loss of control around turns, usually because of high rates of speed or weather conditions. Cars can overturn when they hit wet or icy curves, or when the driver doesn’t slow down enough to safely navigate a turn.
  • Mechanical failure can also play a part in rollover accidents. Some crashes occur because of tire blow outs or tires that weren’t properly installed on the vehicle.

Don’t forget that it’s not just cars that can roll over. Motorcycles can also overturn because of many reasons, including being cut off, T-boned, rear-ended, or sideswiped by other vehicles.

What Compensation Can My Family Get After a Rollover Crash?

An Arizona rollover crash can leave you with steep medical bills and expensive car repair bills. When you are a victim of someone else’s carelessness or negligence, you may be able to get a settlement to help with those bills. It takes an experienced Phoenix rollover attorney to investigate your case and negotiate with insurance companies to get the settlement you deserve. Our team starts right away examining the facts of your case and talking to witnesses. Don’t waste any time – contact us today at (602) 267-1280.

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