When an auto accident in Roswell causes a vehicle to roll over onto its side or hood, the resulting injuries can be terrible. If you or someone you love was injured during a rollover accident another person caused, you/they shouldn’t have to pay. You need a Roswell rollover accident lawyer who can aggressively fight for your rights.
At John Foy & Associates, we’re happy to take a look at the details of your accident and discuss your legal options during a FREE consultation. We have been helping accident victims win what they deserve for more than 20 years. We also never charge a fee unless we win for you.
To get started with your FREE, no-risk consultation today, call us at (404) 400-4000 or reach out through one of our online forms. Let’s hold the responsible party accountable for the damage they’ve caused you.
Common Rollover Accident Situations in Roswell
Any serious accident can turn into a rollover situation, but certain circumstances contribute to rollover accidents more than others.
Rollovers often result from reckless behavior from another driver, such as:
- Failure to yield
- Excessive speeding
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Reckless or aggressive driving
Although a rollover accident can involve two or more vehicles, single-vehicle rollovers are also common. If a driver’s vehicle starts skidding or sliding, they may overcorrect or “trip” onto a shoulder that leads to the rollover. Sometimes, the actions of another party can lead to this rollover even if there is not an actual collision.
Larger vehicles like trucks, vans, and SUVs, tend to have a higher risk of rollovers. Vehicles that are top-heavy are also more prone to rolling over during a collision or oversteering. No matter the situation involved in your rollover accident, an experienced lawyer can work to determine who was at fault and liable for the damages.
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How Fault Works in a Roswell Rollover Accident
In Georgia, the at-fault party in an injury accident is legally liable for the resulting damages. So, if you were not at fault for your rollover accident, you have a right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. Most of the time, this is another driver.
A Roswell rollover accident lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance company. You’ll need to gather evidence to show that:
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care;
- They were at fault for your accident; and
- The accident directly caused your damages.
Proving fault and calculating your damages is not easy, which is where an experienced lawyer can be invaluable to you.
Your lawyer can also deal with the insurance company. Insurance companies will fight hard to reduce what they have to pay on a claim, so having a lawyer on your side is the best way to legally protect your rights and seek the fullest compensation possible.
Partial Fault in a Rollover Accident
The at-fault party or their insurance company might try to blame you for some (or all) of the accident in an effort to reduce their own liability. While it’s very important that you not admit any blame before speaking to a lawyer, there are situations where both parties share a portion of the fault.
Under the state’s comparative negligence laws (Georgia Code section 51-12-33):
- You can receive damages as long as you’re not 50% or more responsible for the injury or damages you’ve claimed.
- If you’re less than 50% at fault, your compensation will be reduced by the percentage of fault you do hold.
- For example, if you were found to be 10% at fault for the accident, your compensation would be reduced by 10% but you would still be able to seek 90% of the damages.
Partial fault can be confusing and complicated, but your lawyer can handle the legal details for you. They also make sure you don’t get blamed (or made to feel like you’re to blame) for any part of the rollover accident you did not cause.
To learn more about fault and liability—and how to seek compensation—in a rollover accident, call John Foy & Associates today. We’ll answer your questions and discuss the details during a FREE consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started for FREE today.
Injuries That Can Happen During a Rollover Accident
Rollover accident injuries are often serious, and even fatal.
Even when the driver and passenger(s) in a vehicle are wearing seatbelts, they can suffer various injuries from being thrown around during the collision and rollover. Without a seatbelt, there is the risk of being thrown from the vehicle, which increases further if the vehicle has a sunroof.
Examples of injuries that can result from rollover accidents include:
- Head trauma
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Organ damage
No matter how seriously you were injured in your rollover accident, you should not be forced to bear the costs if you were not at fault. Your lawyer can work to determine the value of your medical costs, lost wages, mental anguish, and other damages so you can seek the compensation you deserve.
Don’t Wait to Get Started on Your Rollover Claim
The time to take action is limited after a rollover accident in Roswell. You have two years from the date of the accident (and your injuries) to pursue legal action (Georgia Code section 9-3-33).
Two years goes quickly, and you will need sufficient time to gather evidence, get medical treatment, and determine your damages. The best thing you can do for your legal rights is to speak with an experienced Roswell rollover accident lawyer right away.
Schedule a Free Consultation with a Roswell Rollover Accident Lawyer Today
Don’t wait to get the help you need after becoming the victim of a rollover accident. John Foy & Associates is here to help you, starting with a FREE consultation and case evaluation.
We have been helping injury victims win what they need and deserve for more than 20 years, and we are dedicated to fighting for you. There is no fee unless we win you money, so you can begin working with us risk-free. To learn more, schedule your FREE consultation by calling (404) 400-4000 or contacting us online today.