What are a Lateral Force Rollover Accident and how do they happen? There is a simple explanation but let us explore the details. There are many factors that can contribute to this type of accident.
First, as mentioned, there is the jostling of the two vehicles. This is usually caused by another driver or object that has been in front of the vehicle. For instance, if there is a car in front of you make a turn to the left, then it is likely that the car in front will also change directions and try to make a turn to the right. The result is a collision. Now, the object that causes the auto accident could be another vehicle, a person or debris. So, depending on the circumstances of the accident, the claim will have to include an element of negligence on the part of the liable party.
There are several elements of negligence that are typically implicated in these cases. One factor is when the vehicles meet head-on. Another is when the vehicles’ front ends collide head-on. If the rear wheels of one of the vehicles hit the hood or bumper of the other vehicle, there is a likelihood of a rollover. And, of course, if one vehicle is involved in a rear-end collision and the rear wheels of another vehicle contact the hood or bumper of the other vehicle, then the accident is classified as a lateral force collision.
The next factor is negligence on the part of the responsible party. It is pretty clear that if the responsible party failed to exercise reasonable care, then there is a likely basis for a suit against that party. The responsible party must bear the burden of proving that it was not reasonably foreseeable that the vehicle in question would cause the accident. So, it is important to establish that the claim is not a “slip into the mud” or an “orphaned duck” case.
Finally, all incidents involving motor vehicles need to be reported. This is required by the Vehicle Safety Act, and the Department of Transportation. If an incident isn’t reported, then that can severely damage the victim’s or beneficiary’s ability to recover damages due to a rollover accident. The responsible party must be able to establish that they were not negligent in reporting the accident.
When these elements are met, a victim can recover damages from the responsible party. If you are injured because of a slip and fall accident, then you may be entitled to financial compensation to address your medical expenses, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering. You may also be entitled to punitive damages in certain circumstances. Whatever the case, a lawsuit can certainly be filed against the responsible party. As a victim, you have the right to seek justice and compensation against the responsible party. Your attorney will work diligently to get you off the hook from the responsible party.