A serious rollover accident can be traumatizing and cause catastrophic injuries as well as financial havoc for victims. However, if you got hurt in an accident, you could potentially recover damages such as medical expenses, income losses, and others.
A Brandon rollover accident lawyer can help you pursue the compensation that you deserve after a rollover accident. If a negligent driver or other entity caused your damages, we can help you gather evidence to prove your claim and damages and pursue comprehensive compensation on your behalf.
Who Is Responsible for My Rollover Accident and Damages?
Rollovers, while they do not happen frequently, tend to cause serious injuries to persons. Figures from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) show that over 1,300 individuals were fatally injured in rollover accidents in 2018.
Survivors of rollover accidents potentially face expensive long-term medical treatments and healthcare expenses for years to come. For some, their lives will never be the same again after a devastating rollover accident. If this happened to you or a loved one, you will want to find out who is responsible for your accident, as you could potentially recover damages.
Another driver’s error, negligence, or recklessness can play a role in rollover accidents. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), negligent and risky driving acts can include:
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Driving too fast
- Driving fatigued
Drivers can also be responsible for your rollover accident if they failed to yield, ran a red light, passed improperly, or committed other unlawful acts on the road.
Victims of dangerous and negligent drivers generally have legal recourse. However, in order to receive compensation, they have to prove, with the relevant evidence, that the other driver is responsible for the accident and damages. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can help you with all aspects of building a case against the negligent driver in your accident.
The actions of drivers are not always to blame for a rollover accident. Rollovers can happen due to a defect or design fault of a car.
If a manufacturing fault or car defect is responsible or partially responsible for your crash, you may be able to hold a car manufacturer or car part manufacturer to account for damages. While this can be a tricky undertaking, a Brandon rollover accident lawyer knows how to handle these types of claims and can draw on the necessary technical experts to help with proving a claim.
Single-vehicle rollovers can also occur due to road defects such as a pothole or bad road design. In these cases, the injured individuals could have a claim against a local government entity responsible for road maintenance and design. Those who are hoping to recover compensation from the local government, however, may have a challenging case on their hands.
In order to have legal recourse, victims typically have to act quickly as there could be a short deadline for suing the local government. If your accident was caused by some type of road defect, you should consult with a car accident lawyer as soon as possible to determine your options and legal rights.
Other Potential Defendants in Your Case
There can be numerous defendants in your case. You could have a case against an employer, for example, if the driver who caused your accident was on work time. You could potentially hold a bar or restaurant to account if they continued to serve an intoxicated person more alcoholic drinks and the individual then went on to cause your rollover accident.
In short, there can be several at-fault parties in rollover accidents, and some are not immediately obvious, which is why victims should work with one of our lawyers who can determine all at-fault parties.
Do I Have to Go to Court to Get My Due?
Severely injured victims of rollover accidents sometimes feel that taking on a lawsuit will be too stressful and challenging for them, especially while they are still recovering. However, in most cases, personal injury claims are resolved out of court, or before a trial, according to the American Bar Association (ABA).
While an out-of-court settlement can be a quicker and less stressful way of getting your payment, remember that the involved parties have to agree to a settlement. This does not always happen, so individuals hoping to recover compensation should be prepared to file a lawsuit and go all the way to trial to get their due, even if it is unlikely to come to a trial.
Our team can work on an adequate out-of-court settlement for you. However, if the insurance company refuses to compensate you adequately, your attorney can take your claim all the way to trial and fight for what you deserve in court.
Damages You Could Recover
It can be somewhat challenging to generalize about any compensation that victims could receive as every rollover accident is unique. However, you could potentially pursue:
- All medical expenses, including future healthcare costs
- Past, present, and future lost income
- Future lost earning capacity
- Rehabilitative therapies
- Prosthetic devices
- Physical and emotional suffering
- Reduction of life enjoyment
Depending on your case and injuries, you could receive additional compensation.
If a loved one died in a rollover accident in Brandon, you could potentially file a wrongful death lawsuit and recover damages. A Brandon rollover accident lawyer can help you assess your options for getting your due.
What a Brandon Lawyer Can Do for Your Rollover Accident Case
Collecting evidence and witness statements immediately after an accident can be crucial. However, you do not have to go through this on your own. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can:
- Gather evidence and build a case against the negligent parties
- Calculate your damages and organize the evidence proving your losses
- Negotiate with the insurance companies involved in your accident
- Take your case to court and represent you strongly
Call Us Now for Help
Time can be of the essence when it comes to rollover accident cases as you may have a claim against several entities, depending on the facts of your case.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733 for a free consultation to get the process started.
We Can Help.