Providence Rollover Car Accident Lawyer
Sport utility vehicles and “crossovers” are a way of life in Providence and around Rhode Island because they are practical. Whether taking the kids to hockey practice or a weekend trip for a home improvement project, driving a vehicle with space in the back makes life easier. However practical, though, they all have one thing in common: they roll over much easier than a vehicle that is closer to the ground. That is, they roll over easier in a crash because they have a high center of gravity. When a vehicle is tall and narrow, physics dictates that they are less stable. So, in the event of a tire blowout, speedy turns, or darting to avoid oncoming traffic or other obstacles, there is a greater opportunity for an SUV to roll over.
Negligence in a Crash
Like other auto accident claims, everyone involved will be held to a basic negligence standard. That is, a court will look to whether everyone involved behaved or acted reasonably. If now, and that unreasonable behavior led to any injury, the injured party is entitled to recover damages.
Determining Fault and Product Liability
There are several avenues that the Resmini Law Firm will take when investigating your SUV rollover claim. First, it must be determined who was at fault. If the driver of the SUV in which you were a passenger was at fault, you have a claim against that driver. If another driver caused your SUV to swerve and roll over, you have a claim against that driver. Finally, many SUV have design defects, which predisposes them to roll over. Those are what are known as “product liability” cases, in which you have a claim against not only the manufacturer of the vehicle but also possibly against the manufacturer of the particular faulty part.
What Can I Recover?
Whatever the cause, our experienced Providence personal injury attorneys will investigate your SUV rollover case. In many cases you can recover:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
The Resmini Law Offices is a well-respected firm completely dedicated to helping clients with their personal injury case. We are proud to have served clients in Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Florida for 50 years. For more information, call us at (401) 751-8855. You can also email us for a case evaluation.