Rollover car accidents in Nebraska can result in serious injuries that may even be life-threatening. Because many rollover accidents are single-vehicle accidents, passengers are at the most risk for becoming involved in an incident that they cannot control. For example, the injuries could potentially include a spinal cord injury, traumatic brain trauma and damage to internal organs.
Any vehicle has the ability to roll over. However, vehicles that have a taller center of gravity, such as SUVs and vans, are much more likely to roll over should they become involved in a crash. For example, a driver who attempts to navigate a sharp curve while driving at fast speeds could cause the vehicle to tip over. A driver can also cause a vehicle to roll over while attempting to over-correct. Finally, vehicles can also roll over if they “trip” over something in the roadway, which can include potholes, a curb or even a soft road shoulder.
Because SUVs and other top-heavy vehicles are the most likely to be involved in rollover accidents, their safety technology has advanced the most. Newer SUVs have a lower rollover death-rate than newer sedans and other small passenger vehicles.
Drivers are responsible for the safety of themselves and their passengers as well as others who are on the road. If they cause a rollover accident because they were traveling too fast or were not paying attention to the road, an injured passenger could potentially file a personal injury lawsuit against the driver. In many cases, victims seek to recover all damages associated with the accident, including medical bills and rehabilitation expenses in addition to wages that were lost due to being out of work during the recovery period.