Rollover accidents in Johns Creek can lead to serious, even deadly, injuries. If another driver’s fault led to your rollover accident, you might be entitled to compensation. A Johns Creek car accident lawyer can look at the details of your situation, determine your legal options, and help you build a case.
Most accident victims have never had to deal with the legal side of things, but it’s important for everyone to understand their rights. For over 20 years at John Foy & Associates, we have been helping injured individuals like yourself win the compensation they deserve. We’ll go over the details of your case during a FREE consultation and discuss your best options.
We do not charge a fee unless we win you money, so there is no risk to get started. To schedule your FREE, no-risk consultation today, call (404) 400-4000, or contact us online.
What a Rollover Accident Means
A rollover is a type of car accident where the vehicle rolls over onto its roof or its side. Compared to other types of car accidents, rollovers have a higher fatality rate, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Safer Car.
During a rollover accident, the vehicle can roll over onto its side or roof, roll over several times, or even roll onto its rear or front side. In any of these situations, the results can be incredibly serious or deadly. Even though rollover accidents make up a small percentage of total car accidents, they are more likely to cause deaths.
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Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in Johns Creek
Any vehicle can be involved in a rollover accident, but there are certain vehicle types and factors that increase the likelihood. Here are some of the most common causes of rollover accidents we see in places like Johns Creek.
According to Safe Car, excessive speed is a factor in 40% of deadly rollover accidents, and almost ¾ of fatal rollovers involved areas with posted speed limits of 55 miles per hour or above.
Nearly ¾ of fatal rollover crashes happen on rural roads, which are often free of barriers or dividers. These roads also typically have speed limits of 55 miles per hour or above.
Drinking and Driving
Almost 50% of deadly rollover accidents involve the use of alcohol—even small amounts. Drinking and driving in any capacity can impair a driver’s sense of direction, judgment, vision, and coordination. The impaired driver is more likely to make mistakes that lead to serious collisions and rollovers.
Normal Driving Maneuvers
Not all rollover accidents involve two or more cars. In fact, data from the NHTSA shows that 85% of deaths related to rollover accidents result from single-vehicle accidents.
More than 90% of cars also involved in single-vehicle rollovers were caused by regular driving maneuvers like driving on a curve or driving straight. This is why other factors are usually to blame, such as:
- Driving under the influence
- Distracted driving
- Inattentive driving
- Road rage
Vans, Pickups, and SUVs Are More at Risk
Vehicles with higher centers of gravity are more likely to be involved in rollovers. Vans, pickups, and SUVs are narrower, taller automobiles that are more vulnerable to rollovers if they get in an accident.
A vehicle’s center of gravity can shift when any of these factors are present:
- Side-impact collisions
- “Tripping” (which means the vehicle’s tire has collided with an object or dangerous condition)
- Too much tire tread or grip
- Sharp turns
- Head-on crashes
- Rear-impact accidents
No matter how your rollover accident occurred, you should not have to pay for someone else’s negligence. It’s best to speak with a Johns Creek rollover accident lawyer as soon as possible. They can examine the situation and let you know your legal rights—which likely includes compensation.
How a Johns Creek Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Help You
After a rollover accident, you are probably dealing with serious injuries, medical bills, vehicle repairs, and many other issues resulting from the crash. The last thing you want to think about is the legal process—but you also don’t want to get stuck paying for costs that you didn’t cause.
Here’s where a rollover accident lawyer comes in. Your lawyer can take on the legal side of things for you, so you can focus on healing. The right lawyer can help you by:
- Determining exactly what caused your rollover accident and who is liable;
- Gathering evidence to show what happened;
- Making sure you file your claim or lawsuit within the statute of limitations; and
- Communicating and negotiating with the insurance companies (so they can’t take advantage of you).
The other driver and/or their insurance company will look for ways to reduce what they have to pay you. If you were the only vehicle involved in the rollover accident, you might still have trouble getting the compensation you really need and deserve.
A rollover accident lawyer will know where to start and how to protect your legal rights. Most importantly, they’ll know how to fight for your right to financial recovery for what was lost.
To schedule a FREE consultation with an experienced lawyer in the Johns Creek area today, call John Foy & Associates at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
You Should Not Have to Pay If You Were Not at Fault
In the state of Georgia, the negligent party in an injury accident is legally liable for the damages. If another individual or party acted (or failed to act) in a way that caused your accident, they should be held responsible. Your lawyer can help you hold them responsible by seeking compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, property damages, and other losses.
Even if you are worried you were partially at fault for the accident, you should still contact a lawyer. Under Georgia’s comparative negligence laws, you still have the right to seek compensation as long as you are not 50% or more at fault. Your lawyer can look at the facts and determine your compensation options.
Get a Free Consultation with a Johns Creek Rollover Accident Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love was injured in a rollover accident, don’t wait to get the help you need. Our lawyers at John Foy & Associates bring over 20 years of experience to the table, and we are not afraid to fight for your rights. We also do not collect a fee unless we win you a settlement or an award.