Rollover accidents can involve a single vehicle or multiple cars, and they can also occur for a variety of reasons. What these accidents have in common is the potential for severe or even fatal injuries for Albany motorists.
According to SaferCar, rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous types of vehicle crashes. While these accidents make up only around two percent of all crashes each year, they represent roughly 35 percent of all traffic fatalities.
Non-fatal rollover accidents can also take a significant toll on your health and property. If you were involved in a rollover crash through no fault of your own, let an Albany rollover accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers help you pursue compensation for your injuries. Call (404) 888-8888 to speak with a member of our team right away.
Routine Rollover Accident Injuries
The injuries that come with a rollover accident are frequently more severe than other types of crashes. A rolling vehicle can cause severe injuries for a number of reasons. As a vehicle rolls, it sustains a series of impacts each time it strikes the ground. This cumulative impact can lead to a devastating crash.
Additionally, rollover accidents damage the areas of passenger cars that are least able to absorb impact. While the front and rear of a motor vehicle are built to withstand a crash, the same is not true for the top of the vehicle. The sides of the vehicle are also notably less durable than the front or rear. The end result is severe damage to the parts of the vehicle that are least able to sustain it.
Rollover accident injuries vary. While most motorists involved in these crashes experience cuts and bruises, the other potential types of injuries depend on the nature of the crash. Other common examples of injuries in rollover crashes include:
- Neck injuries
- Internal bleeding
- Head injuries
- Broken bones
If you are living with any of these injuries following a rollover crash, seek out legal counsel right away to discuss your rights.
For a free legal consultation with a rollover accidents lawyer serving Albany, call (404) 888-8888
Determining Liability in a Rollover Accident
It is not always immediately clear which party is at fault for a rollover accident. In fact, many single-vehicle rollovers are not the fault of the person behind the wheel. Some of the parties that could be responsible for a rollover accident include:
- Drivers. Many rollover accidents occur due to one or more of the drivers involved in the crash. Negligent acts like speeding, driving while intoxicated, or fatigue could cause a motorist to roll over.
- Government entities. Some stretches of the road are inherently dangerous. Examples could include roadways designed with turns that are too tight or highways that are not maintained in proper working condition. When these factors cause an accident, you may be able to pursue a legal claim against the state or local government responsible for that stretch of road.
- Manufacturers. Certain rollover accidents occur due to a defective auto part or vehicle. When these defects cause a crash, you could pursue a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
Ultimately, you may only be able to seek compensation for your injuries if you can establish that another person or entity negligently caused the accident. There are four elements to proving negligence: the duty of care, the breach of the duty of care, a causal link between the breach and your injuries, and losses. Your lawyer will be able to tell you more about how these elements are established in a personal injury case.
The team at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you build the strongest possible case for negligence. Whether your claim targets another motorist, a government entity, or the maker of your vehicle, we will aggressively advocate for you in an effort to obtain the compensation to which you may be entitled.
An Albany rollover accident lawyer may be able to help. Call (404) 888-8888 for your free case review.
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How We Can Pursue Your Injury Claim
Our team can assist your injury claim in a variety of ways. We assist clients with a wide range of accident types and understand the process of filing a claim.
Typically, we will begin by interviewing the client. That way, we can learn about your account of the accident and begin to determine who was liable for your injuries. The investigation does not end there. We will carefully review what happened in your accident, starting with the police report. Our team will also track down any witnesses to the accident and look for potential security camera footage of the crash as well.
After investigating your claim, we will be able to evaluate your case and advise you on your options. If we establish that the negligence of another person is responsible for your rollover accident, we can help you pursue a legal claim.
An important part of the claims process is negotiating with the insurance companies. We can negotiate on your behalf, freeing you from having any direct contact with the other side. We resolve most of our cases through settlements, often without the need for a lawsuit.
If your case does not settle right away, we can help you pursue a civil lawsuit. At times, we can obtain a settlement after the lawsuit is filed. Otherwise, we will aggressively pursue your claim at trial in an effort to seek a verdict in your favor.
We advise clients to get started with a claim as soon as possible in order to keep their legal options open. In Georgia, you have a limited amount of time to begin filing your personal injury claim. You have two years to do so, according to O.C.G.A. §9-3-33.
Reach Out to an Albany Rollover Accident Lawyer Right Away
Do not face the difficult task of a personal injury claim alone. Before you move forward with your case, let an Albany rollover accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers guide you through the claims process. We can assist you with every aspect of your injury case and work to pursue the monetary award to which you may be entitled.
If you are ready to get started, call (404) 888-8888 to begin a free consultation as soon as possible.