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Wisconsin auto accident lawyersRollover accidents are among some of the least common types of automobile accidents, occurring in only about three percent of crashes each year. Unfortunately, they are also one of the most devastating types of accidents. They are so dangerous, in fact, that the small three percent of crashes are thought to cause as many as 30 percent of the auto accident deaths per year. The following information explains how you can reduce the risk of rollover and death, and what you can do to try and recover your losses.

Which Drivers Are at the Greatest Risk for Rollover?

Any vehicle can rollover under the right circumstances, but those most at risk are typically taller and narrower at the top, which creates a higher center of gravity on the vehicle, making it “top-heavy.” Examples include SUVs, vans, pickups, and minivans. Speed, rapid shifts in direction (i.e. turning too quickly or sharply and then trying to overcorrect), or “trips” on curbs, soft ground, or in potholes are all ways that such vehicles may tip over and then roll.

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auto collisions caused by negligence, types of auto collisions, Wisconsin Auto Accident AttorneyMore than 5.6 million traffic-related collisions occurred across the U.S. in 2012 alone, as reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Collisions can happen in several different ways and for many different reasons. Some auto accidents are unavoidable and are the fault of no one in particular. However, preventable accidents also occur, especially when one or more parties act in a careless (negligent) manner.

When involved in a car accident case, you must have sufficient evidence of negligence in order to recover damages from an “at-fault” party. The first step to proving negligence is identifying the specific negligent act that caused the accident. Although this can require thorough investigation, negligence may sometimes be identified by examining the type of collision that occurred and whether any “rules of the road” were violated.

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