Memphis Rollover Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been in a rollover car accident, you may be eligible for substantial compensation. A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle rolls over once or multiple times, or rolls halfway and tips onto its side or roof. These accidents are extremely dangerous and have high fatality rates.
The car rollover accident attorneys at Gold Law Firm are here to help you navigate the aftermath of your accident. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be eligible for compensation for your medical bills, vehicle damage, and pain and suffering. If your loved one tragically died as a result of a rollover accident, you may be eligible for compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit.
Our Memphis car accident attorneys have represented thousands of injured victims and have worked persistently to recover millions of dollars on behalf of our clients. We offer a 100% free initial consultation. Give us a call today at (901) 244-5003, and we can get started on your case.
Why Do I Need a Rollover Car Accident Attorney?
Rollover car accidents almost always cause serious injury and extensive vehicle damage. During the difficult period after such an accident, it’s critical that you spend time resting and recovering. At the same time, you should get started immediately on your legal claims so you can get the compensation you need to pay for your accident-related bills. Many accident victims find that trying to both adequately recover and take on the stress of a legal battle at the same time is overwhelming. Having experienced legal help will both increase your chances of success with your case and take some of the burden off your shoulders.
In order to receive compensation from the at-fault party, you need to establish that they were responsible for causing the accident. An experienced car accident attorney will have the resources to conduct an investigation into your accident, contact relevant parties, such as witnesses and insurance agents, and communicate with the other party when necessary.
Sometimes, car accident lawsuits end in settlements in which both parties sign an agreement, and the victim agrees to no longer pursue any legal action. It is critical to contact an attorney before signing any legal documents, such as a settlement agreement. If you agree to take a settlement, it may be impossible to undo, even if you realize later the settlement was unfair. To be clear, many car accidents do end in settlements, but it’s important to consult with an attorney to ensure you’re getting a fair deal.
Why Should I Choose Gold Law Firm?
At Gold Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact rollover car accidents can have on an individual’s life and well-being. We are passionate about advocating for car accident victims to help them recover from their accident. Gold Law Firm has been fighting for its clients for decades and has represented over 5,000 car accident injury victims. Gold Law Firm has also recovered millions of dollars for Memphis car accident victims.
We understand that many worry that hiring a lawyer will be too expensive. At Gold Law Firm, we believe that everyone should have access to high-quality legal representation, which is why we represent our clients on a contingency-fee basis. This means that we only get paid if you win your case. If you lose your case, you won’t owe us any money at all. If you win, then we will take a percentage of the amount you recover. This means that you can hire our services at no financial risk to you.
We also offer a 100% free consultation. Contact us today to tell us about what happened, and we’ll get the ball rolling on your case.
Rollover Car Accidents
There are nearly 200,000 rollover crashes in the United States every year. While they only account for about 3% of all passenger vehicle accidents, rollover crashes represent more than a third of all crash fatalities. This means they occur less often than other types of car accidents, but when they do happen, they are frequently fatal.
What Causes Rollover Car Accidents?
A rollover car accident occurs when some factor throws off the vehicle’s center of gravity, while the forward momentum pushes the car to roll over onto its side or roof. For example, a vehicle’s center of gravity may be thrown off if the driver turns quickly or swerves at a high speed. A driver may also strike an object in the road, such as a curb or guard rail, which can also throw off the center of gravity and cause the car to roll.
Driver error is a major factor that leads to rollover crashes. Errors such as falling asleep at the wheel, using a cell phone, eating, and more can cause a driver to lose focus and take a risky action that leads to a rollover crash.
There are certain types of vehicles that are more likely than others to roll over. Vehicles that have more height or are top-heavy are more likely to roll. This includes semi-trucks, busses, SUVs, vans, and pickup trucks. Smaller cars, such as sedans, are less likely to roll over.
Sometimes, a defective car or car part may lead to a crash. Some defects that can lead to rollover accidents include:
- Tire failure
- Tire tread issues
- Poorly designed vehicle
- Poorly designed or malfunctioning suspension or braking systems
If a defect led to your accident, it may be possible to hold the car manufacturer, dealer, or mechanic responsible for your accident. If a vehicle was improperly designed or did not go through adequate safety testing, the manufacturer or designer may be held responsible for your accident. This is uncommon, but it does occur.
Similarly, although it is a driver’s responsibility to properly maintain their vehicle, if a mechanic makes an error during maintenance, it may be possible to hold them accountable for the accident. An experienced car accident attorney will fully investigate your accident to determine if any defect played a role in your accident.
What Are Common Injuries Caused by Rollover Accidents?
Rollover accidents often result in severe injuries. These may include:
- Brain injuries (such as concussions)
- Spinal cord injury
- Bone fractures
After your accident, it’s imperative to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Even if you feel like your injuries are not severe, it’s worth getting checked out by a doctor. Some injuries that commonly occur during rollover car accidents, especially head injuries, may not immediately present symptoms. Additionally, if you don’t seek prompt medical attention, the opposing party may argue that you worsened your condition, and they shouldn’t be responsible for paying your medical bills.
How Much Money Is My Case Worth?
The amount of money for which you are eligible depends on the unique circumstances of your accident. The severity of your injuries and vehicle damage will significantly affect the amount of your compensation. Generally, when accident victims file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party in a car accident, the victim is eligible for two types of compensation: economic and non-economic.
Economic damages are those for which money is an exact substitute. This means your medical bills, cost of vehicle repair/replacement, and lost wages if your accident-caused injuries have left you unable to work.
Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are those for which money is not a direct substitute. These are commonly referred to as damages for “pain and suffering.” You can be compensated for mental pain or trauma caused by your accident. Since pain and suffering is subjective, it can be more difficult to assign a dollar amount to non-economic damages, but there are a few formulas that may give a rough estimate.
You can multiply the total amount of your economic damages (medical bills and vehicle damage) by a number between 1-5, with 1 indicating a less severe injury and 5 indicating the most severe injury. For example, if you spend $15,000 on medical bills as the result of a traumatic brain injury, and that was multiplied by 4, you could be eligible for about $60,000 in non-economic damages. This is not a hard-and-fast rule, and you should contact an attorney if you have more questions about compensation for pain and suffering.
Wrongful Death Lawsuit
If your loved one tragically died as the result of a rollover accident, we would like to offer you our most sincere condolences. The pain of suddenly losing a loved one to a car accident is immeasurable. We understand that there is nothing we can do to bring back your loved one or end your grief, but we can help you receive compensation that can ease financial pressures that often occur after a sudden loss.
Immediate family members of the deceased are generally eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit to receive compensation for the following damages:
- Your loved one’s medical expenses following the accident
- Funeral and burial costs
- Pain and suffering your loved one suffering prior to death
- Mental anguish and loss of companionship
- Your loved one’s future income
Contact a Memphis Rollover Accident Attorney Today
At Gold Law Firm, we understand the devastating impact that rollover car accidents can have on individuals and families. We are proud of our work advocating for car accident victims and ready to do everything possible to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Call us today at (901) 244-5003 to schedule your free consultation.