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What to do if you are hurt in a rollover accident

If you have been injured in a rollover accident caused by someone else’s negligence, the repercussions may be lifelong. You are likely to suffer serious injuries that require months or years of physical therapy or multiple surgeries to correct. Even in the best case scenario, you may be suffering from the effects of a rollover accident for years to come.

Even though rollover accidents are not the most common vehicle accidents, fatalities are more common in these kinds of accidents. Rollovers happen when the speed of a vehicle coming through a curve generates center of gravity forces that become instantly magnified. This happens when the wheel is jerked in the opposite direction, causing a pendulum effect. This effect takes over the vehicle. One of the most common ways for a rollover accident to happen is when the vehicle hits a pothole or soft shoulder of the road.

If an oncoming vehicle or a car next to you begins weaving erratically, then your attempt to get out of the way of this car could lead to a rollover accident. Manufacturing issues with some cars could also make them more likely to rollover, causing serious injuries or even pinning you in the vehicle.

Ensuring that your car has a top of the line airbag system and looking for a car that has a low center of gravity can help you reduce your risk of a rollover accident, it does not mean you can eliminate your chances entirely. If someone else is swerving out of control or behaving in an unpredictable manner, then you may be forced to jerk the wheel of your car very suddenly, causing a rollover accident. If you have already been injured as a result of another driver’s negligence on the road, contact a New York car accident attorney right away. If you were injured in an accident, then you may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages and medical bills. Call Jayson Lutzky at 718-329-9500 to set up a free in-person consultation. Visit www.MyNewYorkCityLawyer.com to learn more about Mr. Lutzky’s 32 years of experience.

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