Rollover Accident Attorneys in Washington, D.C.

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You Don’t Have to Pay for a Manufacturer’s Mistake

Rollover crashes can lead to some of the most devastating, life-altering injuries. Many of these kinds of accidents are even fatal. According to the NHTSA, more than 10,000 people die in rollover accidents every year.

Though rollover accidents can be the result of driver negligence, many of them are caused by defective auto products or a flawed vehicle design. If you were injured in a rollover crash caused by the manufacturer’s or the designer’s error, you may have a valid claim and the right to financial compensation.

At Ashcraft & Gerel, our Washington, D.C. rollover accident attorneys help injured victims bring claims against powerful car makers. For more than 65 years, our firm has been dedicated to serving the injured and restoring justice on their behalf.


What Causes a Rollover Accident?

A carmaker may be to blame for a rollover accident if it failed to design or produce the car in a way that prevented or protected against a rollover. Whether the error was in the car’s design or its construction, the manufacturer may hold total or partial responsibility for injuries sustained in a rollover crash.

SUVs are particularly prone to rollovers. Due to their high center of gravity and their narrow wheelbase, SUVs are more likely to roll over in an accident than any other kind of vehicle. Additionally, the roofs of many SUVs are not constructed properly and do not have sufficient roll protection.

The three main types of vehicle rollover accidents are:

  • Tripped rollovers: A tripped rollover occurs when a single vehicle exits the roadway and rolls over after hitting another object, such as a curb or guardrail
  • Un-tripped rollovers: An un-tripped rollover occurs when a vehicle flips over after making a sharp turn or another sudden maneuver, particularly at a high speed
  • Multi-vehicle rollover accident: A rollover accident can also occur when one vehicle is struck by another from the side

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Committed to Resolving Your Rollover Claim Effectively

With consumers’ lives in their hands, carmakers are expected to create and sell safe vehicles that are not prone to rolling over in accidents. If your defective or poorly designed vehicle rolled over in an accident and left you injured, Ashcraft & Gerel can help you file a claim and seek justice. We may be able to recover compensation to cover your medical bills, lost wages, pain, suffering, and other damages.