Rollover accidents are rare. Only a small fraction of traffic accidents that occur throughout the U.S. are rollovers. Despite being uncommon, they are the most deadly, representing a disproportionate amount of traffic accident fatalities every year.
If someone caused you to go through a rollover accident, you are entitled under the law to pursue financial compensation. Before you do anything, you should enlist the help of a lawyer to help you get started.
John Foy & Associates’ rollover accident lawyers can help residents of Savannah like you get the settlement and justice you deserve. Allow us to assist you so you can focus on the things that matter the most, such as your recovery. Call us today at (404) 400-4000.
Who Can I Hold Liable for My Rollover Accident?
When you file a claim, you need to know who you’re filing it against. Rollover accidents can occur for many reasons. We can help you find out what exactly caused your accident and who is responsible for your damages. Typically, there are three common culprits for rollovers.
Another driver could have caused your rollover. This occurs when a negligent driver crashes into your car, causing it to tilt and rollover. Additionally, a driver could cause you to turn and swerve suddenly to avoid a crash, leading to a rollover.
All drivers have a duty to operate their motor vehicles with other motorists’ safety and concern in mind. The minute they disregard this they make themselves liable for every accident they cause.
Vehicle Manufacturer Defects
Product recalls are not uncommon for cars. At some point, all manufacturers have issued recalls for their vehicles due to safety concerns. Millions of vehicles throughout the nation get affected by recalls each year.
If your vehicle had a safety defect that was not addressed or properly managed, you could hold your car’s manufacturer responsible for your accident.
Government or Related Agencies
The roads are supposed to be maintained with your tax dollars by the government. If the roads were neglected and unsafe for travel, you could hold the government or any of its related agencies responsible for your damages.
Filing a claim against the government isn’t simple. Doing so requires that you have strong legal representation to back up your claim and strong evidence that undisputedly proves negligence.
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What Damages Can I Recover Compensation For?
There are many damages you can recover compensation for:
- Lost wages
- Medical expenses, hospital visits, prescriptions, etc.
- Various services for recovery such as physical therapy, assisted living, etc.
- Vehicle repairs and repairs to any property damages
You can also recover compensation for non-economic damages like:
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional trauma and mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
- Disability or disfigurement
Our rollover accident attorneys will calculate your damages accurately. We take into account all of the circumstances of your accident to ensure you get the best settlement possible.
How Long do I Have to File a Claim?
Under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) § 9-3-33, you have two years from the date of injury to file a claim against the at-fault party. Our attorneys recommend that you get legal representation first before doing anything major.
The reason for this is because you don’t want to file too early or too late. If you file too early, you run the risk of the insurance company settling quickly before all of your medical treatment is finished. This could leave you paying out of pocket for costs or getting a lowball settlement that won’t help you.
Filing too late means your case gets weak over time. Evidence degrades and witnesses memories fade as the days and months go by. Missing out on the deadline altogether means you won’t even get the chance to file in the first place. A lawyer can help you file at the best time and make sure you meet your deadlines.
John Foy & Associates Can Help You File Your Claim
With years of experience, John Foy & Associates can handle a wide variety of cases, including rollover accidents. We have recovered millions for our clients and are confident we can help you as well.
John Foy & Associates offers free consultations to everyone that reaches out. To schedule an appointment with one of our attorneys, please fill out our online contact form or call us at (404) 400-4000.