Recently, a single-vehicle crash on A.W. Grimes Boulevard in Round Rock killed one person. The 34-year-old driver was pronounced dead at the scene, though no one else was injured, and no major property damage appeared to have occurred. Single-vehicle rollover accidents are sometimes solely the fault of the driver, but this is not always the case. If you have managed to survive a rollover accident, you may be able to seek compensation from an actor whose conduct made your accident more likely, even if they were not injured in the accident themselves.
The Most Deadly Type Of Accident
Statistics from the U.S. Department of Transportation and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) paint an intimidating picture of the aftermath of rollover crashes - justifiably so in most cases, given that they involve vehicles weighing thousands of pounds flipping over and expelling their contents. NHTSA statistics estimate that only around 2 percent of all traffic accidents are rollover crashes - however, they account for roughly 35 percent of traffic-related fatalities during that time.
There are several different reasons why the fatality count in rollover accidents gets so high. Speeding is very often a factor, as well as lack of restraint use (The Department of Transportation estimates that of the rollover accident facilities tallied, approximately three-fourths were not wearing seatbelts). DoT statistics also note that the majority of rollover accident drivers are male, and the majority of single-vehicle rollovers happen on two-lane roads with no medians. Obviously, accidents may happen anywhere, but some factors can raise one’s likelihood of having a crash, especially if one is not careful....