Vehicle rollovers are among the deadliest types of traffic collision.
As a result, rollover accidents account for about 20 percent of all fatal traffic accidents each year.
Only about 2 percent of traffic collisions result in rollover. But that still results in more than 4,000 rollover crashes each year in the United States, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
The popularity of large vehicles and SUVs, which have a higher center of gravity and are therefore more prone to rolling, has resulted in more than twice as many rollover collisions involving such vehicles in recent years.
These are complex accident claims and typically result in very serious or fatal injury to drivers and occupants. Immediate consultation with an experienced Denver car accident attorney is the best thing you can do to protect your rights.
One of the reasons these claims are so complex is the likelihood that insurance companies and their attorneys will allege a victim was partially at fault.
Colorado’s comparative negligence law is found under Revised Statute § 13-21-111. Colorado follows the rule of modified comparative negligence. What this means is that a victim’s damages can be reduced in proportion to percentage of fault and recovery will be barred if a victim is found more than 50 percent at fault for a collision or resulting injuries.
Some of the ways insurance companies attempt to reduce liability by blaming victims of rollover collisions include:
Motorists are often surprised to learn that insurance adjusters and investigators will make a determination of liability independent of the opinion of investigating offers at the scene - even in cases where citations are issued. Your case will be assigned to a team of adjusters, investigators and legal, medical and financial professionals, including defense attorneys, with the goal of limiting the insurance company’s liability.
The more serious the claim, the more senior and experienced will be the team arrayed against you. Insurance companies don’t rely on one person - even one experienced person - to handle a claim. Why should you?
At Ken Fiedler Injury Law, we believe anyone dealing with a serious traffic accident deserves immediate access to experienced legal help. We offer free and confidential consultations to discuss your rights and will charge you no fees unless we are successful in making a recovery on your behalf.
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