If you were injured in a rollover accident, you might deserve compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, suffering, and more. The law is on your side if another driver or party was responsible for your crash. A rollover accident lawyer will look over your case and ensure you know your legal options.
Contact John Foy & Associates to learn more during a free consultation. We don’t charge our clients a fee unless we win their cases, so there is no risk to you. We’ll discuss your accident, see if you have a case, and go over your rights.
Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online today. We are available 24/7 to take your call.
Rollover Accidents Are Often Severe
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS):
- There were 6,583 vehicle occupant deaths from rollover accidents in 2018.
- Of all rollovers, 72% involve a collision before the vehicle rolled over.
- 28% of all rollovers happened without a crash beforehand.
Rollover accidents happen when a vehicle tips and rolls over onto its roof or side. Many rollover accidents occur after a car has left the road, throwing passengers from the vehicle. The nature of rollover accidents makes them incredibly dangerous.
A rollover often causes severe injuries or deaths. If you or a loved one were victims, you likely have a case. You can seek compensation from the responsible driver’s insurance company. If a loved one died, you might have a wrongful death claim.
Talk to a rollover accident lawyer about your crash. Your lawyer will help build a strong insurance claim or lawsuit to fight for what you deserve.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents can involve factors like:
- Top-heavy vehicles, such as trucks or SUVs
- Single-vehicle accidents
- Evasive driving maneuvers, such as swerving to avoid another car
- Sideswipe accidents
- T-bone collisions
Even with single-vehicle rollovers, there can be another liable driver. “Phantom vehicle” accidents often lead to rollovers. These crashes happen when:
- One driver moves suddenly into the lane of another.
- The second driver swerves to avoid a collision with the first driver.
- The sudden movement might cause the second driver to run off the road or hit something else.
Even if the first driver didn’t collide with anything, they are responsible for the resulting damages. If your accident happened like that, call a lawyer immediately. A professional can help you preserve as much evidence as possible.
Some rollover accidents happen because of vehicle defects or poor road design. If someone other than a driver could be at fault, the legal side of things is complicated. Talk to a lawyer about how to bring a case against the responsible company or government agency.
As you can see, rollover accidents are often complicated. If you have injuries from a rollover you didn’t cause, don’t wait to contact a lawyer who can protect you. Call John Foy & Associates at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online for a free consultation.
Filing a Rollover Accident Claim or Lawsuit
The first step after an accident is usually to file a claim with the driver’s insurance company. Since Georgia is a fault state, the responsible driver’s insurance should cover the accident damages. As the victim, you can file a personal injury insurance claim.
Insurance companies will look for ways to pay less on injury claims. For example, the insurance company might use tactics like:
- Blaming you for the accident
- Asking you to give a recorded statement
- Offering you a lowball settlement
- Questioning your injuries and other damages
This is where a rollover accident lawyer is so valuable. Our lawyers know how to negotiate with insurance companies if you get a low offer. We’ll fight for a settlement that actually covers all of your costs.
Thankfully, most injury victims with a lawyer can reach a settlement agreement. But if the insurance company refuses to settle, our lawyers are not afraid to help you take your case to trial.
Rollover Accident Damages You Might Recover
Any costs or losses from your rollover accident are your “damages.” You will probably have both economic and non-economic damages:
- Economic damages are financial losses from the accident. These are either the costs you’ve paid or future expenses you expect to have.
- Non-economic damages are about how the accident has affected your life. These damages don’t have a set dollar amount, so your lawyer will need to assign one.
Your lawyer will help document your damages and gather proof of your costs. They’ll determine the total losses you can expect from the accident. The goal is to recover money that makes up for any expenses you have from the accident.
Common rollover accident damages include:
- Doctor bills
- Hospital bills
- Prescription medications
- Future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Vehicle repair costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
Rollover accidents can impact your entire life. Don’t let the at-fault driver get away with the damage they’ve caused. Talk to a rollover accident lawyer today about getting compensation.
Don’t Miss the Statute of Limitations Deadline
You must also file your claim within the statute of limitations. If you file outside of this deadline, you probably won’t be able to recover anything.
In Georgia, you usually have two years from the accident to bring a case. In most cases, you have more or less time. Since every case is different, it’s best to get started as soon as possible.
Talk to a Rollover Accident Lawyer for Free Today
Our experienced personal injury law firm can help you build a strong accident case. We have been helping injury victims for over 20 years, and we’re not afraid to fight for your rights. We help clients throughout Georgia and beyond get what they deserve.
Our team does not charge a fee unless we win your case. So, you can get started today without any upfront or out-of-pocket costs. If we win you a settlement or award, our fee is simply a percentage of what we win for you.
Call us at (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get a free consultation.