Rollover accidents in Alpharetta happen when a vehicle rolls onto its roof or side. These accidents can cause serious injuries or deaths. The costs of the crash can impact someone’s life for many years—or permanently.
Call an Alpharetta truck accident lawyer if you or a loved one were injured. You might deserve full compensation for your accident damages. At John Foy & Associates, we can help fight for the money you deserve.
With over 20 years of experience, we know what it takes to win cases. We’re not afraid to “strong-arm” the insurance companies for fair compensation. To get started with a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
According to Safer Car, rollovers happen in one of two ways.
Most rollovers are single-vehicle, and 95% of those accidents are “tripped.” Tripped rollovers happen when a vehicle “trips” on something. The object could be a curb, guardrail, or soft soil. The car hits the object and starts to roll over.
Untripped rollovers happen less often, but they do still occur. These types of rollovers transpire when the driver makes an evasive action at high speeds. Commercial trucks and other top-heavy vehicles are more likely to roll over in this way.
Specific driver actions can lead to both types of rollovers. Examples include:
- Distracted driving
- Excessive speeding
- Driving under the influence (DUI)
- Unsafe lane changes
- Failure to signal or yield
Side-impact collisions often lead to rollover accidents. These crashes might happen at intersections where a driver runs a red light. Swerving quickly at high speeds can also cause a vehicle to tip and roll.
You’ll need to know the cause of your accident after it happens. The reason for the crash will help you determine who is liable. From there, you can take legal action for the compensation you deserve.
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Common Injuries from Rollover Crashes
Rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous crashes. Injuries can range from minor to severe or deadly.
Common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Severe burns
- Loss of limb
- Internal organ damage
- Road rash
Injuries can prevent a victim from returning to work—sometimes, at all. Serious injuries can also lead to paralysis or other permanent disabilities.
If you or a loved one were injured, be sure to document your injuries. See a doctor as soon as possible. If your injuries are life-threatening, it’s best to call for an ambulance at the scene.
Medical treatment costs are often the largest part of an accident claim. Keep track of all injury expenses and treatment needs. You will need to calculate past, current, and future costs for your claim.
How an Alpharetta Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Help
If someone else was responsible for your rollover accident, you have the right to seek compensation. An experienced rollover accident lawyer can help you fight for the recovery you deserve.
Our attorneys have over 20 years of experience helping accident victims. We can help your case in the following ways:
- Investigating the accident
- Determining who is liable for the crash
- Calculating your damages
- Building a strong injury claim
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurance companies
- Proving expert representation through the whole process
When someone works with a lawyer, they can often end their case with a settlement. It can be difficult to get a fair offer without legal help. But a lawyer knows how to negotiate for what you deserve.
In some cases, the insurer will not negotiate enough. If that happens, filing a court case might be the best option. You and your lawyer can discuss the best options for you.
These are just a few ways we can help after your accident. To learn more during a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Damages You Might Recover
A rollover accident can leave you with a lot of personal injury damages. The party who caused your accident might be liable for damages like:
- The costs of treating your injuries
- Future medical treatment needs
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Lost wages from having to miss work
- Loss of earning capacity
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Disability costs
Every accident is different. You will need to know the full damages from your particular accident. That includes future treatment needs for your injuries.
What to Do After a Rollover Accident
There are helpful steps you can take after your accident. Gathering the right information can assist your lawyer as they build your case.
Here are some steps to take as soon as possible (if you can) after the crash.
Get Medical Attention
Rollover accidents are often severe. If you or someone else has life-threatening injuries, call for an ambulance. Your well-being is the number one priority after an accident.
If you don’t need medical attention at the scene, see a doctor after leaving the scene. Even if you feel alright, have a doctor evaluate you for all potential injuries. An exam will help your case by:
- Determining your total injuries and treatment needs
- Creating an official record of you receiving medical attention
If you wait too long to see a doctor, it will work against you. The insurance companies will try to say you were not hurt as badly as you claim.
Document the Accident
Gather what evidence you can from the scene. You can do that by:
- Taking pictures of your injuries
- Photographing the entire accident scene
- Getting contact information from any witnesses
- Exchanging information with the other driver(s)
When you talk to a lawyer, bring everything you gathered from the scene. Your lawyer can start building a strong claim with this information.
Keep Track of Your Damages
Save all medical bills and other records of your costs. You’ll need to include these documents in your claim. Your lawyer can also help with this step.
Talk to an Alpharetta Rollover Accident Lawyer Today
You shouldn’t have to pay for a rollover accident you didn’t cause. Call John Foy & Associates to fight for the compensation you deserve. We’ll handle the legal details while you focus on healing.
Contact us online for a FREE consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call.