Rollover Accident Lawyer in Portland
Rollover accidents are among the deadliest types of motor vehicles accidents, as they increase the chances that a vehicle’s occupants will be thrown from the vehicle and sustain sever, life-threatening injuries. In fact, as the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports, despite the fact that rollovers only comprise just over 2 percent of all types of motor vehicle accidents that occur each year in the U.S., they account for approximately than 1 in every 3 traffic accident deaths.
What is possibly more tragic than the high fatality rate associated with rollover accidents is the fact that, in many cases, these accidents – and the serious injuries that have resulted from them – could have been prevented if another party had not behaved negligently.
The Portland rollover accident lawyers at the Savage Law Firm are skilled at determining when negligence may have contributed to causing these types of accidents. In such cases, we are experienced and dedicated to defending accident survivors’ rights to compensation for their medical expenses, lost wages, property damage and other injuries. We are also aggressive advocates for families who may have lost a loved one in a fatal rollover accident.
Negligence and Rollover Accidents: Who Can Be Held Liable
The negligence that can contribute to rollover accidents can come in many forms, with some of the most common instances including (but not being limited to):
- The negligence of other drivers, who may have been intoxicated, distracted and/or driving aggressively and, as a result, played a role in causing the rollover accident. Another way that other drivers’ negligence can cause rollover accidents is when these motorists fail to abide by traffic laws by, for example, cutting off vehicles, failing to yield the right-of-way, etc. In such cases, other motorists can be held liable for compensating rollover accident survivors.
- The negligence of vehicle manufacturers, which may specifically involve manufacturers having designed vehicles whose centers of gravity are dangerously high. This type of negligence can also include manufacturers having designed or produced defective vehicle equipment like, for instance, defective tires.
- The negligence of parties responsible for roadway safety, which can specifically involve cities or counties failing to maintain the roadways. For example, roads that are riddled with potholes and cracks or that don’t have properly marked lanes can contribute to rollover accidents. When this occurs, the city or party responsible for maintaining the road can be responsible for compensating accident survivors.
It’s important to point out that the negligence that can cause rollovers can come in many different forms and that proving this negligence can be tricky, depending in the specific circumstances of a given case. As a result, it’s critical that accident survivors consult with the trusted lawyers at the Savage Law Firm in order to resolve their cases as favorably as possible.
Portland Rollover Accident Lawyers at the Savage Law Firm
Since 1977, the Portland rollover accident attorneys at the Savage Law Firm have been committed to providing each of our clients with personal attention, respect and the highest quality legal services. We realize how devastating rollovers can be on a physical, as well as a psychological and financial, level, and our lawyers are here to aggressively defend injured people’s rights to both justice and compensation.
Contact Our Portland Rollover and Car Accident Lawyers Today
Helping you recover from the financial setbacks caused by motor vehicle accidents is one of our primary goals. Our Portland accident attorneys encourage you to learn more about your rights and case by setting up a free initial consult. We represent clients in both Oregon and Washington from our offices in Portland and Seattle.
To learn more about our legal services and what we can do for you, call us at 503-222-0200 (in Portland). You can also email us using the form on this page.