A rollover accident is one in which a vehicle turns over in an accident. The vehicle can turn over on to its roof or on its side. Trucks and passenger vehicles such as SUVs that have a high center of gravity may be more susceptible to rollover crashes than lower vehicles, although smaller and lower vehicles can also roll over in an accident. Rollover crashes often involve high speeds, objects on the road, slippery or uneven surfaces, or driver negligence.
Many bodily injuries and various forms of damage may be compensable in a rollover accident. If you were involved in a rollover crash or collision that involved a component of negligence, recklessness, speeding, or aggressive driving by another road user or was caused by damaged roads or poorly marked lanes or missing signage, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim.
A Roswell rollover accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers may be able to help you pursue compensation in a case like this. To learn more in a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at (404) 888-8888 today.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
A rollover accident can occur if a vehicle is struck with enough force to tip it over, or if it drives fast enough to lose control or flips over after hitting something on the road. For example, striking the median can cause a vehicle to tip over, as can a side-impact collision, a slippery surface, or a vehicle malfunction.
At high enough speeds, potholes, tire blowouts, and uneven lanes can also cause a rollover accident. However, even at lower speeds, a rollover can still occur. Also, if a truck or a passenger vehicle with a high enough center of gravity takes a sharp turn or travels along a curve too quickly, it can tip over to one side. A lack of safety installations on roads—for example, side railings where there is a runoff or fall risk–can also lead to a rollover.
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Depending on how your rollover accident occurred, you may have grounds for a personal injury or vehicle damages claim. Different accident types have different liable parties. For example:
Consider a driver who was speeding, driving under the influence, driving drowsy, or texting and driving. This driver could lose control of their vehicle and cause an accident that makes the victim’s car roll. In this scenario, the negligent driver may be the liable party. Any violation of traffic law may establish liability in a personal injury case, even if the responsible driver does not face criminal charges for DUI or texting-while-driving.
Consider a driver whose vehicle struck an unmarked road fixture or a pothole and rolled over as a result. This victim may be able to seek compensation from a town or municipality that neglected to perform important road repairs. A service team that did not put up or maintain signs and traffic control signals may also be liable in such cases.
Manufacturer of Mechanic Liability
Consider a driver whose vehicle suffered a mechanical failure, such as a burst tire, that made the vehicle lose control, crash, and roll. Here, the party responsible for the malfunction may be liable for the accident. This could be a negligent mechanic or a parts manufacturer in a defective product case.
If you believe that someone else’s negligence caused your rollover accident, call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation on your case with a member of our team.
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Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents can involve serious injuries because of the forces involved in such accidents. These injuries may include:
- Bodily injuries, especially injury to the head, neck, or brain
- Upper back and limb damage
- Nerve, muscle, and soft tissue damage
- Cuts, contusions, and lacerations
- Physical incapacitation and/or paralysis of varying degrees.
In the worst-case scenario, these accidents can be fatal. If your loved one was killed in a rollover accident caused by another party’s negligence, they may be liable for your damages in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Damages in a Rollover Accident Case
The damages in every personal injury case depend on the injuries and impacts the victim suffers. Generally speaking, this may include:
- Both current and future medical expenses
- Vehicle and property damage
- Loss of income or an inability to work
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
A different set of damages may be available in wrongful death cases. A Roswell rollover accident lawyer from Bader Scott Injury Lawyers can help you determine which losses, damages, and injuries you may be able to file a compensation claim for when we represent you.
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Our Commitment to You
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers aims to help the victims of accidents overcome the issues and challenges they face so that they can get their life back on track. Based on the specifics of your case, a Roswell rollover accident lawyer from our firm may be able to help you with the following:
- Collecting evidence to substantiate your claims
- Identifying the at-fault parties whom you may be able to sue for damages
- Evaluating your losses, both your economic as well as noneconomic losses
- Putting together a complete claim and submitting it to the relevant authorities
- Helping you understand the various driving, insurance, and accident laws that govern your case
- Ensuring that you meet all filing deadlines and have someone in your corner during settlement negotiations or on trial
Please call us today at (404) 888-8888 for a free consultation on your case with a representative of our firm. Keep in mind that the statutes of limitations for personal injury cases in Georgia is generally two years, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33. The sooner you call us, the sooner we can get started on your case.