Plumas Lake Single-Vehicle Rollover Causes Major Injuries

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June 13, 2023
Edward Smith

Rollover Accident Reported on S.R. 70

A single-vehicle rollover accident at Plumas Lake on June 8 resulted in major injuries. The collision happened along eastbound State Route 70 just north of the Feather River Boulevard off-ramp around 8:30 p.m. The California Highway Patrol (CHP) reported that the vehicle was on its roof off to the right-hand side, about 75 to 100 feet off the roadway. 

Extricated Driver Suffers Major Injuries in Single-Vehicle Rollover

The driver was still in the vehicle and had to be extricated. It was determined the driver had suffered major injuries in the crash. The incident is under investigation by the CHP traffic collision unit to determine what happened to cause the rollover accident.

Injuries Caused by Rollovers

In rollover accidents, there is a high potential for serious injuries. If someone is not wearing a seatbelt or other restraint when the vehicle rolls over, they are more likely to sustain these injuries. In addition, when a vehicle rolls over, flying debris can cause injuries to the occupants. It is possible for car occupants to suffer head injuries or be crushed by parts of the car if they are not protected by airbags and seat belts. 

Roof Collapse Caused by a Rollover

Traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, lacerations, and even death are all possible effects of roof crushes in a single-vehicle rollover. While all auto manufacturers are required to design their vehicles so that their roofs and sides won’t collapse in a rollover, not all of them do so. The survivability space for those inside is also reduced by roof crush. 

Fires, fuel spills and other hazardous conditions can result from rollover crashes, causing further injuries or death. It is crucial to retain the vehicle in case of a roof crush so that engineers can examine it. A manufacturer may be held accountable through an auto product liability claim if it contributes to or causes injuries or deaths.

Government Negligence Involving Roadway Maintenance

Rollover accidents can also be caused or contributed to by roadway negligence. An example of negligence would be potholes, malfunctioning traffic lights, poor overhead lighting, and overgrown foliage that blocks a driver’s view. Investigators for an injury lawyer may be able to determine whether government negligence caused a single-vehicle rollover by examining the location.

Filing a Claim Against a Government Entity

Government entities responsible for the design and maintenance of the area may be sued. Unlike other personal injury claims, claims against government entities are subject to a much shorter time limit – six months. It is for this reason that it may be a good idea to hire an accident attorney. Getting all of the paperwork completed and filed on time is ensured as a result. Otherwise, the case will not be heard by the court.  

In the video below, Plumas Lake attorney Ed Smith gives some tips for hiring a lawyer:

Plumas Lake Personal Injury Lawyer

I’m Ed Smith, and I am a Plumas Lake personal injury lawyer. A single-vehicle rollover can occur for a number of reasons, but when negligence by another motorist or outside entity was the cause, the injured person may want to file a claim to recover compensation. You can contact our accident attorneys at (530) 392-9400 for free and friendly advice and a review of your case. We can also be reached at (800) 404-5400 or by messaging us online.

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