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Q: What causes a Harrisburg rollover car accident?

A:

A Harrisburg rollover car crash is just what it sounds like—an accident in which the car rolls over. It is one of the most dangerous types of car wrecks and has a much higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 2010 fatalities from rollover accidents accounted for more than a third of all deaths from passenger vehicle accidents.

Many events can lead to a rollover crash, such as:

  • Swerving and losing control of the vehicle
  • Losing control of a vehicle on a slippery surface
  • Being hit in the side by another vehicle
  • Driving a vehicle into an embankment
  • Driving too fast for the weather and road conditions

The likelihood that one of the events listed above will cause a Harrisburg car wreck depends on how fast the vehicle is moving and how the driver handles the vehicle. If the car is moving at a high rate of speed and the driver turns sharply in one direction and then overcorrects by turning sharply in the opposite direction, a rollover is likely to occur.

Rollover accidents have the potential to cause severe injuries or even death. If you have been involved in a rollover or some other serious car accident, a knowledgeable and skilled car wreck lawyer at Schmidt Kramer can help. Give us a call today at 888-476-0807. We will provide you with a no-obligation case review and help you to understand your legal options.

You may also wish to download a free copy of our book Who Pays the Bills When You Are Injured in an Automobile Accident? for more information.