Rollover accidents are less common than rear-end collisions but they are much more likely to result in serious injuries or even death. Many factors contribute to why rollover crashes cause so much devastation but to those involved, all that matters is that they are left with the damage of a collision, trying to recover and return to their pre-accident states.
While the automobile industry has made drastic advancements in safety and design of vehicles, most of these changes have not been made with rollover collisions in mind. Most are directed at more common forms of crashes like head-on collisions or side-impact accidents. Some safety designs, though, have provided benefits to the victims of rollover crashes, including the introduction of side curtain airbags and rollover bars in vehicles likely to tip.
Even if safety advances limit an injury, an injury is likely to occur in a rollover crash. The victims of these accidents may be entitled to seek and obtain financial relief to adequately compensate them for the injuries they sustained and the suffering they must endure. The facts surrounding an accident are always unique so if you have been involved in a Phoenix area accident, you may want to speak with a personal injury lawyer to learn about the legal implications of your crash, including whether you may be entitled to relief.
A Saturday afternoon rollover accident turned tragic as three people, including two children, lost their lives. Police responded to the scene of the accident which occurred near 141st Street and Rio Verde around 4:00 p.m. One vehicle was involved in the incident and rolled over, according to police, and the driver of the vehicle was ejected in the collision. He was transported to an area hospital for emergency medical treatment but the man’s injuries were too severe and he died a short time later.
In addition to the driver, an 11-year-old girl, a 12-year-old girl, and their father were in the vehicle at the time of the crash. Both children were reportedly in the back seat and one was ejected in the crash. The girls both lost their lives in the accident but their father survived and is expected to make it after receiving medical help.
Officials are still investigating the incident but they believe that both alcohol and weather may have been factors in the crash. As the investigation continues, police will try to determine what led to the rollover and whether any negligence or recklessness played a part in the crash.
If you have been involved in a car accident in Phoenix, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, or elsewhere in the Valley, you may be entitled to legal relief if you were injured. The lawyers at Abels & Annes, P.C. have experience representing car accident victims in Arizona and we want to help you as well.
We offer a free case consultation to all injury victims who call us toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. Everything discussed during the consultation will be kept confidential and there is no obligation on your part for taking advantage of the free call. We never charge our clients a fee unless we make a recovery on their behalves and we front all case-related expenses.
If you have been involved in a car accident, call us today and let us help you seek the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Phoenix Accident Near Sky Harbor Airport Leaves Pedestrian Dead, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published August 4, 2014.
Scottsdale police ID victims in deadly rollover crash, by Phil Benson, CBS 5 Arizona, published August 4, 2014.