Rollover accidents are some of the most severe in Stonecrest. Victims can face costly medical bills, missed income, and many other losses. If you or a loved one were injured, talk to a Stonecrest rollover accident lawyer. You could be eligible for full compensation for your costs.
John Foy & Associates will review your case and determine your rights. We only work on a contingency fee, which is risk-free because:
- There is no charge unless we win you compensation.
- We don’t charge upfront fees.
- Our fee only comes as a percentage of what we win for you.
Get started today with a free, no-risk consultation. We are available 24/7 to take your call and start helping. Learn more about how we can assist you today. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
How Rollover Accidents Happen
Rollover crashes cause vehicles to roll onto their roofs or sides. Sometimes, a car or truck will roll several times before stopping. The accident can injure the driver, passengers, and others on the road.
Rollover accidents can occur for many reasons. Situations that lead to rollovers include:
- A driver jerking their wheel suddenly
- One driver side-swiping another
- Side-impact collisions
- Excessive speeding
- “Phantom vehicle” accidents
- Evasive movements, such as swerving quickly
- Drunk driving
- Top-heavy vehicles like commercial trucks, buses, and SUVs
While some vehicles are more likely to tip over than others, a rollover accident can happen to anyone.
According to Safer Car, rollovers can be tripped or untripped:
- Tripped rollovers happen when a car “trips” on soil, a curb, or an object.
- Untripped rollovers occur during high-speed movements to avoid accidents.
The at-fault driver in a rollover accident is responsible for the damages. If another driver’s actions caused your accident, you have rights. Talk to a lawyer about how you can file a compensation claim.
Rollover Accident Injuries Are Serious
Rollovers make up some of the most severe crashes in Georgia. Most of the deaths from rollovers are vehicle occupants. Drivers and passengers can suffer terrible or fatal injuries.
Common rollover injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries
- Severe bruising
- Spinal cord injuries
Unfortunately, some people don’t recover from a rollover accident. If a loved one died in an accident, you might have a wrongful death claim. If so, you can bring a claim or lawsuit on behalf of your lost loved one.
After a rollover accident, contact John Foy & Associates. We can advise you on the best course of action after your crash. We’ll review the details and help fight for your rights.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today.
Seeking Compensation for a Rollover Crash
A rollover accident can affect your life in many ways. Any losses from your collisions are known as personal injury damages.
There are two types of damages:
- Economic damages with set dollar values
- Non-economic damages that do not have monetary values
Both damages make up most accident claims. Before seeking compensation, you’ll need to know all of your damages.
Economic damages can include:
- Doctor and hospital bills
- Medication costs
- Future treatment costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
You can support these damages with documentation. Save all medical bills and other documents that show your losses.
Non-economic damages include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Anxiety or depression
- Loss of enjoyment of life
These damages are about how the accident impacts your life. As long as you have physical injuries, you can claim emotional damages too. Your lawyer will use a formula to come up with the most accurate value for these losses.
The goal should be to recover what the accident has taken from you. To understand all of your damages, talk to an experienced lawyer today.
How to Respond to the Insurance Company
If another driver caused your accident, their insurance company should pay for the damages. You can file a claim with the insurer to recover your costs. However, getting the amount you deserve isn’t easy.
Sadly, insurance companies are for-profit businesses that care about their money. When an insurer gets a claim, they start looking for ways to reduce costs. Common tactics include:
- Offering a lowball settlement upfront
- Blaming you for the crash
- Downplaying your injuries and damages
- Asking you to sign something or give a recorded statement
Do not discuss fault with the insurance company. It’s also best to avoid the insurer entirely until you have a rollover accident lawyer. When you hire a lawyer, they’ll handle the insurance company for you.
It’s typical for insurance companies to make a low settlement offer. But that doesn’t mean you have to accept it. You have the right to send a counteroffer.
Your lawyer can go back and forth with the insurer to fight for what you deserve. If all goes well, your lawyer can negotiate a settlement that works for both parties. Thankfully, most claims end in this way. However, if you need to file a lawsuit for what you deserve, your lawyer will be there for each step.
You Have Two Years to Bring a Case
According to the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §9-3-33, the statute of limitations for an injury claim is two years. That’s how long you have to bring a legal case after an accident. The clock starts ticking from the moment your rollover accident occurs.
Don’t miss the deadline to bring your case. If you do, you won’t be able to recover anything from your accident. To make sure you stay on track, contact a rollover accident lawyer who can handle the details.
Talk to a Stonecrest Rollover Accident Lawyer Today
Rollover accidents can derail your entire life. But you should not have to pay for the costs of someone else’s carelessness. If another driver was at fault, contact John Foy & Associates today.
We have been helping rollover accident victims for over 20 years. As one of Georgia’s largest injury firms, we know what it takes to win cases. To learn more during a FREE consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.