Boston Rollover Accident Attorney
In the U.S., more than 30,000 motor vehicle accidents claim the lives of individuals every year, according to government crash data. Among the most devastating types of accidents are those involving vehicle rollovers. Such accidents have become more commonplace owing to the greater number of sport utility vehicles (SUVs) on our roads. If you or someone you know has been injured in a rollover accident, you may need the advice of a qualified personal injury attorney.
Boston car accident attorney Jeffrey S. Glassman has nearly two decades of experience serving the victims of car accidents in Massachusetts. His practice is highly regarded for its dedication to providing caring but aggressive representation to those who have suffered lasting pain and disability because poor vehicle design or other factors have contributed to the enhanced likelihood of rollover.
In Massachusetts, more than 15% of the fatal crashes that occur each year involve vehicle rollover. Most recent government statistics reveal that such accidents cause the deaths of 72 Massachusetts citizens in a year’s time. Many more endure the lasting effects of serious injuries suffered in rollover accidents. More than 60% of individuals who die in rollovers are thrown from the vehicle. Head injuries are commonly reported among those injured when vehicles roll, and can leave victims with life-altering physical effects that require lengthy medical treatment and rehabilitation or nursing care. Neck and other musculoskeletal injuries also occur frequently in rollovers, especially when vehicle occupants are unrestrained or when restraints fail and occupants are thrown about or ejected from the vehicle.
Because of their design, SUVs are particularly prone to rollover accidents. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), fatalities among SUV occupants have risen every year for more than a decade, and more than half of those killed in SUV crashes are involved in rollovers. For cars, the percentage is 25%, and for trucks, 47%. The IIHS says that rollovers typically happen because a driver loses control of the vehicle, causing it to slip to one side. When it strikes a curb, guardrail or other object, the vehicle is “tripped” and flips over. The same result occurs when a driver tries to overcompensate and swerve a vehicle back onto the road.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman have successfully handled a wide range of personal injury cases due to Boston car accidents. When you or someone you care about has been seriously injured in a vehicle rollover accident, you need the reliable advice of an experienced Boston car accident lawyer. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman, you’ll find compassionate and knowledgeable lawyers who are prepared to take swift and decisive action on your behalf. Severe head, neck or other injuries suffered in a rollover can leave you with lasting physical problems and chronic pain. You may not be able to return to work for a long period of time – perhaps permanently. You and your family deserve the skilled legal representation needed to ensure that you receive the medical care you need and the full amount of financial compensation for which you are eligible. When you’ve suffered a devastating injury in a vehicle rollover, the Massachusetts rollover car accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman are ready to help. Call us at (617) 367-2900 and request your free consultation. We’ll explain your rights and the options available to you and the loved ones who rely on you.