Man Killed in Rollover Accident on I-5

  • Jul 27 2015
  • Gilleon Law Firm, APC

i-5 rollover accident fatalReports show that a man was seriously injured and later died after being involved in a rollover accident on I-5. The California Highway Patrol and witnesses stated that around 6 p.m. a man in a pickup truck lost a wheel and veered into the center divide. This caused his truck to roll over three times. As the truck flipped, debris was scattered on the interstate and damaged several other vehicles. Surprisingly, the man’s dog was able to escape the wreckage and was saved from being hit by other vehicles by witnesses. The dog is not seriously injured. However, the owner was taken to the hospital where he later died.

The Dangers of Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous types of accidents in which an individual can be involved. Rollovers typically have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. According to statistics, rollover crashes account for 33 percent of fatal crashes and lead to over 10,000 deaths each year.

What Causes Rollover Crashes?

Research shows that some vehicles, particularly taller and narrower vehicles like SUVs and trucks, are more likely to rollover than passenger cars. However, there are many factors that can cause a rollover crash, including:

  • Speeding
  • Debris in the road
  • A blown tire
  • Impaired driving

If you have been involved in a rollover crash that you believe is the fault of another driver, it is crucial that you speak with a personal injury attorney.

How Can a Personal Injury Attorney Help Me?

If your accident was caused by the negligent of another driver, faulty equipment or debris in the road, you may have grounds for a personal injury suit. Those with legal grounds can seek compensation for pain and suffering, lost income and medical expenses relating to the crash. However, personal injury cases can be difficult to win without sound legal advice and aid.

The team at the Gilleon Law Firm, APC in San Diego have a deep understanding of all aspects of personal injury law and can help you determine if you have grounds to seek compensation. If you do, we can help you determine how much you should seek and from who. Personal injury cases can be complicated. To ensure you have the best chance at a positive outcome for your case, speak with a personal injury attorney instead of taking on the burden of your case alone. Give us a call today and see how we can help you.

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