Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

May 13, 2021
Trucking Safety


Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous types of vehicular accidents, often resulting in severe injuries or fatalities. At the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr, we understand the devastating consequences of such incidents and are dedicated to providing expert legal representation to victims of rollover accidents.

1. Vehicle Design and Stability

The design and stability of a vehicle play a crucial role in rollover accidents. Vehicles with a high center of gravity, narrow track width, or inadequate stability systems are more prone to rollovers. SUVs and trucks, for example, have a higher risk due to their taller stature. Our team of experienced attorneys can investigate the vehicle design and manufacturing defects to determine liability for the accident.

2. Speeding

Speeding is a common factor in rollover accidents. When a vehicle is traveling at high speeds, it becomes more difficult for the driver to control the vehicle, especially during sudden turns or maneuvering. Excessive speed amplifies the centrifugal force acting on the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of a rollover. If you have been involved in a rollover accident caused by a speeding driver, we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve.

3. Tire Blowouts

Tire blowouts can be particularly dangerous and lead to a loss of control over the vehicle, resulting in a rollover. Defective tires, inadequate maintenance, or driving over debris on the road can cause tire blowouts. Our legal team can examine the circumstances surrounding the tire blowout and hold the responsible parties accountable.

4. Negligent Driving

Negligent driving behaviors such as distracted driving, drunk driving, or aggressive driving significantly increase the risk of rollover accidents. Distractions like texting, talking on the phone, or eating divert the driver's attention from the road, making it more likely to lose control. Our attorneys have extensive experience in handling cases involving negligent drivers and can build a strong case on your behalf.

5. Hazardous Road Conditions

Hazardous road conditions, including poorly maintained roads, lack of signage, or inadequate road design, can contribute to rollover accidents. Potholes, uneven surfaces, or insufficient shoulder space pose serious dangers. We can investigate the accident scene, gather evidence, and determine if dangerous road conditions played a role in your rollover accident.

6. Overcorrecting

In certain situations, drivers may overcorrect, especially when trying to avoid an obstacle or regaining control after a sudden maneuver. Overcorrecting can lead to a loss of control and result in a rollover. If you believe overcorrection caused your accident, our legal team will carefully examine the circumstances and establish liability.

7. Poor Weather Conditions

Poor weather conditions such as rain, snow, or ice can significantly increase the risk of a rollover accident. Reduced traction and visibility make it more challenging for drivers to maintain control. Our attorneys are well-versed in handling cases involving accidents caused by adverse weather conditions and can fight for your rights.

8. Inadequate Vehicle Maintenance

Failing to properly maintain a vehicle can contribute to rollover accidents. Faulty brakes, worn-out tires, or suspension issues can compromise a vehicle's safety and increase the chances of a rollover. Our legal team has the resources to investigate the maintenance history of the involved vehicles and determine if negligence played a role.

Contact the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr

If you or a loved one has been a victim of a rollover accident, it is essential to seek legal representation as soon as possible. The Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr specializes in personal injury cases and has a proven track record of success in handling rollover accident claims. Contact us today for a free consultation and let us help you navigate the legal process to secure the compensation you deserve.


Rollover accidents can be catastrophic, causing significant physical, emotional, and financial hardships. By understanding the most common causes of rollover accidents, you can better protect yourself on the road. However, if you find yourself involved in a rollover accident, remember that the Law Office of Stanley E. Robison, Jr is here to provide expert legal assistance and fight for your rights. Don't hesitate to reach out to us for professional representation.

David Osborne
Rollover accidents are indeed very dangerous and can lead to devastating consequences. It's important to understand the causes behind such incidents to prevent them. This article provides valuable insights that could help save lives on the road.
Nov 11, 2023