Iowa Car Accident - Rollover and The Law

Yesterday we covered an explanation of the rollover accident as it relates to washboard on gravel roads in rural Iowa. Today I want to cover how the law views fault or liability of the driver after there is a rollover and passengers in the SUV are injured.

All drivers have a duty to maintain control of the car or truck while driving on the public roads. A duty to maintain control isn't normally being exercised when the car has rolled. Issues revolve around speed and lookout are analyzed and the law determines if the driver was going too fast, not paying attention, driving drunk or failing to take into consideration changing road conditions, such as wash boarding of the road surface, ice, snow, rain or maintenance issues.

These issues will all be evaluated in the rollover accident cases that follow this blog. Many times the driver won't be able to make a claim against anyone since it is there own fault that caused the vehicle to roll. In instances where there is another car or truck that caused the accident the driver can pursue a legitimate claim. But in single car accidents with no other fault but speed and lookout of the single driver it is the passengers with the legitimate claim.

So buckle up, slow down and maintain your attention on your driving.

 

See also the following articles.

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One injured in rollover crash near Van Horne | TheGazette
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One Person Airlifted After Rollover Accident Along Highway 218
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Police investigate rollover on Downing Ave. in Waterloo
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(JEFF REINITZ / Courier Staff Writer) WATERLOO, Iowa --- Waterloo police this morning were on the scene of a rollover accident at Downing Avenue and ...

4 injured in rollover accident Friday
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According to the accident report, Alphonso Johnson, 54, of Davenport, Iowa, fell asleep at the wheel while driving a 2006 Ford E250 pulling a trailer ...

UNI student dies in early morning crash - KWWL.com - News ...
MARSHALL COUNTY (KWWL, WHO)-- A student from the University of Northern Iowa has died, after a rollover crash on her way back to school. ...

Rowan man dies days after pickup rollover accident
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KGAN CBS 2 :: Top Stories - UNI Student Killed In Rollover Crash ...
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KFXA FOX 28 :: Top Stories - UNI Student Killed in Rollover Crash
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One dead in roll-over accident - glurb.com (a.k.a. HeyIowa.com ...
A woman is dead following a single roll-over accident around 7 a.m. this morning . The accident took place at the intersection of Durham Avenue and Highway ...

Rollover Accident Kills Carlisle Woman - WHO
A University of Northern Iowa student from Carlisle was killed Friday morning in a one-vehicle rollover accident.

ANITA MAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENT - 96.5 KSOM Audubon ...
The Southwest Iowa Home, Garden and Business Expo is back April 8th and 9th. ... ANITA MAN INJURED IN ROLLOVER ACCIDENT. (ATLANTIC) An Anita man was sent to ...

Rollover Crash Hurts Three People, Including Teen - Topix
Mills County, IA A rollover crash in southwest Iowa sent three people to the hospital on Monday night. Share. Post. Leave a Comment ...

Franklin County rollover accident sends man to hospital
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
The Iowa State Patrol was assisted by the Franklin County Sheriff's Office and Franklin General emergency crews at the accident scene.

Three injured in Hinton rollover accident
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Rollover accident in Fayette County | Eastern Iowa News Now
On 2/28/2011 at 8:00 A.M. the Fayette County Sheriff's office took a 911 report of a one vehicle roll over accident at H Ave and Hwy 18 just east of West ...

Medical condition may have led to Marion rollover crash | TheGazette
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