Auto Accident Rollover Claims in Tennessee

Nashville Rollover Accident Lawyers

Rollover accident attorneys in Nashville, Hendersonville, and Clarksville

Rollover accidents are some of the scariest – and deadliest – crashes there are. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Nashville rollover accident lawyers understand the complexities that go along with investigating rollover accidents. Our attorneys work with investigators, the police, and accident reconstruction experts who examine the wreckage, the road conditions, and every other contributing factor to help us determine what led to the incident. We stop at nothing to discover the cause of the accident and help you secure compensation when someone else's negligence, a defective vehicle design, or a dangerous roadway caused your car or truck to roll over.

How dangerous are rollover accidents?

According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), in 2021, rollover accidents killed:

  • Car passengers: 1,487
  • Pick-up passengers: 940
  • SUV passengers: 1,117
  • Total passengers: 3,596

The IIHS defines a rollover as a crash that causes the vehicle to “tip onto its side or roof at any time during the crash.” Many rollover accidents happen after a vehicle leaves the roadway. Passengers are often ejected from the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of a fatality.

About three-quarters of all rollovers involved a prior impact with another vehicle or a roadway object, and approximately one-quarter involved a single vehicle and no prior impact. Most vehicles rolled over their front, with the rest rolling over their sides or rear. The IIHS also reports that occupants of single-vehicle rollovers were more likely to die than if the rollover involved multiple cars.

What are the different types of rollover accidents?

Rollover accidents in Tennessee generally happen in one of two ways:

  • Impact rollovers. These rollovers involve striking another vehicle or striking a road object, such as a median divider.
  • No-impact rollovers. These accidents involve oversteering, taking a curve too fast, roadway departures, and vehicle defects.

Trucks that spill their cargo or spread across the highway after a rollover can also cause secondary car and truck accidents.

What factors contribute to a rollover in Nashville?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm investigates all the causes of your rollover accident. Common factors that contribute to rollover crashes include:

  • Vehicle type. The taller and narrower the vehicle the more likely it is to roll over. Vehicles with a higher center of gravity such as vans, SUVs, and pickups are more prone to rolling over in a single- vehicle crash.
  • Many rollover accidents can be attributed to speeding, especially when drivers are traveling where the speed limit is 55mph or higher.
  • Driver intoxication is a major cause of rollover vehicle crashes.
  • Location and road conditions. Rollover crashes are common in rural areas where the roads are not divided and they don't have shoulder barriers. Uneven pavement, deferred maintenance, inadequate or non-existing signage can contribute to rollover accidents
  • Routine driving. Most single-vehicle rollover crashes occur during routine driving maneuvers such as driving straight or turning on a curve in the road at the time of the crash
  • Tire failure. If a vehicle's tires fail suddenly while the vehicle is moving, it can cause the driver to lose control and flip the vehicle over
  • Defective suspension. The vehicle's suspension system provides stability for the vehicle. If the suspension system fails it can cause the driver to lose control and cause the car to flip over.

We’ll investigate the cause and hold the responsible defendants accountable.

What injuries do Tennessee rollover accidents cause?

Most cars roll more than once, especially if they were moving quickly at the time of impact. If there is not an adequate roll bar structure in the vehicle’s roof, it could collapse and expose the passengers to even more catastrophic injuries such as:

When you have been injured in a rollover accident, you need the services of an experienced car crash lawyer who knows how to handle these complex accidents. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, we get to work investigating the accident and finding out what caused the crash. We help you get compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other losses you might have suffered.

Who is responsible for my Nashville rollover accident?

Many different people and/or businesses may be liable for a rollover crash. We file claims against all responsible parties, including:

  • The drivers. The passengers in any car driven by a careless driver have the right to file a personal injury claim against the driver, and the owners of the vehicle if the owners and driver are different.
  • A seller of alcohol may be liable for a Nashville rollover accident if the driver was under 21 at the time of the sale or the driver was visibly intoxicated at the time of the sale, and the alcohol was the proximate cause of the victim’s injuries or the death of a loved one.
  • Manufacturers of defective car or truck parts. Many rollovers are caused by brakes that lock, tire blowouts, and other equipment failures. Manufacturers have a duty to make vehicles that are less likely to roll over and are crashworthy at low speeds.
  • Trucking companies. Truck companies may be liable if the cargo on a rig, flatbed, tractor-trailer, or other truck isn’t loaded accorded to federal regulations or industry standards. Cargo that shifts or spills can cause the truck driver to lose control of the vehicle and roll over. When the truck rolls over, the cargo can spill creating even more accidents as other vehicles try to avoid the spill. Truck companies may also be liable if they encourage their drivers to speed or take reckless chances to make faster deliveries.
  • Defective roads. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and other governmental agencies/entities may be liable if road curves are too steep, highways aren’t properly maintained, or other reasons.

Do you have a rollover accident lawyer near me?

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm has several locations to serve you.

  • Our Nashville office is located at Mainstream Dr #105.
  • Our East Nashville office is located at 615 Main St., B21.

Our rollover car accident lawyers also meet clients in Hendersonville and Clarksville. Alternative arrangements include seeing immobile or ill clients at their homes or a hospital. We also discuss cases by phone and video conference.

Our Nashville rollover accident lawyers have an impressive record of settlements and jury verdicts. That’s why we earned the respect and praise of former clients and the legal profession.

Schedule a no-obligation case review with a Nashville rollover accident lawyer

Getting your life back on track after a rollover accident can be a challenge when you have been injured. At Rocky McElhaney Law Firm, our Nashville rollover accident attorneys do everything within our power to make sure you get the best settlement possible. You can schedule a no-obligation consultation with us today by calling our offices or filling out our contact form. We are proud to serve clients in Nashville, East Nashville, Hendersonville, Murfreesboro, Clarksville, and throughout Tennessee.

Visit our Nashville Offices

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
545 Mainstream Dr., #105
Nashville, TN 37228
Phone: (615) 425-2500

Rocky McElhaney Law Firm
615 Main St., B21,
Nashville, TN 37206
Phone: (615) 393-8585