We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after a rollover accident involving serious injury or death. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced rollover accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are among the most popular motor vehicles on the roads today. However, SUVs and other vehicles with a high center of gravity, such as light trucks, minivans and 15-passenger vans, are more likely to have a rollover accident than standard passenger cars. Although they’re less common than other collisions, rollover accidents have more disastrous results. Of the 30,000 people who are injured in rollover accidents every year, 10,000 die. The driver and any other passengers suffer traumatic injuries when they are tossed around the inside of the rolling vehicle.
Rollover accidents can be caused by several factors, including:
When an SUV rolls over, the occupants can be injured by flying into the roof, being crushed by the roof, broken windows, gas tank fires and explosions. Seatbelts can also crush the driver and passengers who are wearing them. Accidents can result in wrongful death or serious injuries such as catastrophic burns, broken bones, amputation, traumatic brain injury, neck, back, and spinal cord injuries.
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our rollover accident clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.