A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle flips over or rolls over, or when a car flips over and lands on its back. There are several elements that may contribute to a driver having a rollover accident.
When a car rolls over, several factors may contribute to the problem. Common causes and/or contributing factors of vehicle rollovers are bad road design and construction mistakes. High-speed collisions with particular objects on the roadway can also cause this. Other common causes for these types of accidents can include:
- Hitting a curb, guardrail, or another object on the road
- Turning sharply at a high speed
- Accidentally falling off an embankment
- Another car at the side
If the driver’s error is considered to be the source of the rollover accident one or more of the following may have been a contributing factor:
- Driver fatigue
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence
- Aggressively driving
Narrower and taller vehicles, such as SUVs and eighteen-wheelers, are also thought to be more prone to rolling over, especially at high speeds. The best way to reduce your chances of becoming involved in a rollover accident is to never drive over the speed limit and to be constantly aware of other drivers on the road.