Rollover accidents may not be the most common type of car accident, but they have an extremely high rate of serious injury or even death. About 1 out of 50 motor vehicle accidents involve a rollover, but in 2016 nearly 1 out of 5 fatal car crashes involved a rollover. This means rollovers account for 2 percent of all accident but 20 percent of all fatal accidents. This percentage is even higher for trucks, as more than 25% of fatal truck accidents involved a rollover. Rollovers occur more frequently in truck accidents due to their high center of gravity, but it also takes a great deal of force for this to happen. High-speed truck crashes have a large probability of producing a rollover, which in turn produces catastrophic results. SUVs are more common than ever and like trucks have a higher center of gravity than a traditional sedan or sports car. When involved in sideswipe accidents or t-bone accidents SUVs have a high likelihood of rolling over rather than skidding sideways. If you or a loved one have been involved in rollover accident in Maryland and have suffered an injury then accident attorney Benjamin Herbst can help you recover the maximum amount of damages. Benjamin specializes in rollover accident injures in all Maryland counties and in Baltimore City, and is available 7 days a week to offer a free consultation about your case. All consultations come with no obligation, and you will never pay legal fees unless you receive compensation from the negligent party.
Rollover accidents can cause extremely serous injures regardless of whether seatbelts were worn. An accident victim involved in a rollover is at high risk of traumatic brain injury caused by hitting the roof of the car, the windows or even the ground. Victims also commonly suffer fractures in their arm bones including the humorous, ulna and radius. Leg injuries including fractured femurs are also common in rollover accidents due to the sheer amount of force that a flipped vehicle can produce. Shoulder strains, tears and fractures are also common injuries from rollover accidents as well as fractured or dislocated hips. Each of these serious injuries has the potential to require emergency medical treatment followed by many months of painful physical therapy. The most serious rollover accidents require emergency surgery, which could be followed by several corrective surgeries in the future. When head injuries are involved the accident victim may be placed in an induced coma for days or even weeks in order to allow the brain time to heal. The effects of these accidents can truly be life altering, and some people never fully heal. The idea of obtaining a skilled personal injury lawyer is to attempt to recover as much damages as possible, which can help put the pieces of an accident victim’s life back together.
Benjamin will fight the billion dollar insurance companies for every penny they should rightfully pay to an accident victim. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, loss of consortium and future pain and suffering. Insurance companies will always try to settle quickly and on the cheap, but Benjamin will never let this happen. He is a trial lawyer by trade, and is never afraid to take these companies to court if an adequate settlement cannot be reached. Anyone involved in a rollover accident should seek immediate medical attention, but soon thereafter the injured and their family should contact an attorney. Insurance companies have a history of taking advantage of unrepresented accident victims by requesting potentially damaging statements and attempting to settle quickly. Benjamin Herbst is a Maryland personal injury lawyer that will step in and make sure your rights are protected after being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. He is always available to speak with clients regardless of how big or small their case may be, and even if the question appears to be a minor one. Call Benjamin anytime at (410) 207-2598.