If you or a loved one was injured in a rollover accident in Brookhaven, GA, you likely sustained serious injuries that will require you to seek ongoing medical care and maybe even surgery. We could help you determine who is liable for paying for these medical care costs if you weren’t responsible for the accident.
Let a Brookhaven rollover accident lawyer from our firm answer this question. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that rollover accidents involve “complex crash incidents [that] are particularly violent in nature” and often involve multiple parties. Knowing which party (or parties) to hold accountable for your damages may take time, research, and a team of professionals who can reconstruct the accident scene to determine who all the liable parties are.
Identifying the Liable Parties in a Rollover Accident Case
As previously mentioned, there may be multiple steps that need to be taken to determine who was liable for causing your rollover accident. It might have been the driver behind you or the motorist behind them. More than one party might even play a role in causing the crash to transpire. We can gather evidence and interpret what the details mean.
The attorneys at Bader Scott Injury Lawyers are willing to put in the time and effort your case will need to get to the bottom of your accident. This way, you can pursue the party who was actually responsible for causing it. If we need to bring other professionals on board to establish liability, we are willing to go the extra mile for you.
Valuing Your Damages
In addition to helping you determine who was responsible for causing your rollover accident, we can also value your damages. This is a very important step that needs to be taken to ensure you are awarded the right amount of compensation, given you are entitled to it.
Some of the factors we look at to value your damages include:
The Types of Injuries You Suffered
Rollover accidents can result in a number of different injuries. Some of the more severe types include traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), spinal cord injuries (SCIs), fractures, and internal injuries. Generally, the more serious an injury is, the higher your case is valued. Despite how serious or minor your injuries are, we will look at each and determine how they impact your life and livelihood.
Whether You Suffered Lost Wages
If you sustained any of the injuries listed above, you probably missed a few weeks or even months of work. Depending on how serious your injuries are, you may not be able to return to the position you had prior to the accident (or return to work at all). If this is the case, we will add up how much you would have earned if you were not involved in an accident and were still able to work.
In addition, we will factor in other losses you suffered, such as retirement losses and other monetary losses you incurred as a result of the rollover accident.
How the Accident has Impacted Your Physical/Cognitive Abilities
Car crashes, especially rollover accidents, can take your life and turn it upside down. What once seemed simple may now be a challenge for you. Maybe your injuries limit your ability to participate in recreational activities you once enjoyed or have interfered with your marriage or relationship.
If you can no longer engage in certain types of activities or suffer a cognitive impairment that limits your ability to perform certain tasks, this can certainly take a toll on your ability to enjoy life.
How Much are Rollover Claims Worth?
Once a Brookhaven rollover accident lawyer from our firm assesses how your injuries have impacted your life, both personally and professionally, they can then value your claim. There is no set value for these types of cases, as it depends on the factors outlined above, which vary from case to case.
However, once your attorney has determined what your damages are worth, they can then review the types of insurance coverage the at-fault party was carrying at the time of the accident. This allows us to see how much you could potentially recover by filing an insurance claim. If there isn’t enough coverage available, your attorney may decide that it would be in your best interest to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
Recovering Compensation from the Insurance Company After a Rollover Accident
If insurance coverage is available, we will assist you with the claims process and ensure the insurance adjuster takes into account all of your covered losses. In the event you are offered a settlement, your lawyer will review it and help you make an informed decision. Whether you should accept the settlement or challenge the carrier for more money will depend on the amount you are entitled to receive and the relevant policy limits.
If the insurance company attempts to deny your claim or delays in getting it processed, we will intervene and work to get the issue resolved. This way, you don’t have to go back and forth with the insurer. Instead, you can spend your time focusing on what’s most important—getting better and getting your life back on track.
Suing a Driver for Causing a Rollover Accident
When there isn’t enough insurance coverage available to pay for the damages an injured party suffered as a result of a rollover accident, another option they have is to file a personal injury lawsuit. Under OCGA §9-3-33, personal injury lawsuits generally need to be filed within two years from the date of the accident and will require you to prove how the other party was negligent.
Should you need to take this route to recover the compensation you are due, Bader Scott Injury Lawyers will gladly walk you through the process and fight for a fair outcome.
Contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers for Legal Assistance
If you have additional questions or concerns that weren’t addressed above or you would like to receive a case review, you can contact Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888.
Our lawyers have helped secure millions of dollars in settlements. We would be happy to provide you with the same quality legal advice and guidance to help you recover any compensation you may be entitled to receive.