Rollover Accident Attorneys​

Rollover Accident Attorneys​

Rollover Accident Attorneys

If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, contact our experienced team at Megeredchian law to make sure you receive compensation for your injury.

What is a Rollover Accident?

Rollover accidents occur when something causes the vehicle to tip over, or essentially roll over, when driving at very high speeds. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, rollover accidents cause about 30% of car accident fatalities. Rollover fatalities are most commonly seen in accidents involving large trucks. There are several different types of circumstances that can cause rollover accidents, and a top-rated car accident attorney will have to investigate and research the accident to determine who the potential liable parties may be.

Common Rollover Accident Injuries

Rollover accidents can result in very severe injuries and could leave the victim with permanent disabilities, preventing them from ever returning back to work. Examples of rollover injuries include:

  • Traumatic brain injury 
  • Broken bones
  • Quadriplegic
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Back injuries
  • Internal bleeding 
  • Neck injuries 
  • Eye injuries

What causes rollover accidents?

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety administration, there are several different types of circumstances that cause rollover accidents. Some of the most common causes of rollover accidents are:

  • Heavy weight: When large trucks carrying heavy equipment are driven negligently, they are most likely to roll over. The larger the vehicle, the more likely they are prone to roll over.  Trucks are 75% more likely to be involved in a rollover car accident than a regular sized vehicle.
  • High vehicles: Vehicles who have been altered to be physically lifted, such as Jeeps, or more likely to roll over.
  • High-speed: Vehicles driving at high speeds or more likely to be involved in a rollover accident.
  • DUI: Alcohol impairs drivers into thinking they are able to maneuver through windy roads, causing the car to roll over.
  • Road conditions: Rain and heavy storms could cause slippery roads and potholes that lead to rollovers.
  • According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety administration, there are several different types of circumstances that cause rollover accidents. Some of the most common causes of rollover accidents are:
  • Heavy weight: When large trucks carrying heavy equipment are driven negligently, they are most likely to roll over. The larger the vehicle, the more likely they are prone to roll over.  Trucks are 75% more likely to be involved in a rollover car accident than a regular sized vehicle.
  • High vehicles: Vehicles who have been altered to be physically lifted, such as Jeeps, or more likely to roll over.
  • High-speed: Vehicles driving at high speeds or more likely to be involved in a rollover accident.
  • DUI: Alcohol impairs drivers into thinking they are able to maneuver through windy roads, causing the car to roll over.
  • Road conditions: Rain and heavy storms could cause slippery roads and potholes that lead to rollovers.
  • Inexperienced drivers: Drivers who are not experienced with driving on a certain road are more likely to be involved in a car accident.

How much is my rollover accident case worth?

 If you or a loved one have been involved in a rollover car accident, you should get into contact with our experienced car accident attorneys today. Rollover accidents could involve several parties, and the cause for it could be very complex. That’s why it is almost impossible for attorneys to give you a specific amount on what your case is worth without hearing all the facts of the case. Some factors that our attorneys used to determine how much your case is worth include:

  • The extent of the injuries
  • The medical bills used to treat the injuries
  • The parties involved
  • The cause of the accident
  • The insurance companies involved
  • Whether the parties involved are insured

What are the different types of injuries caused by a big rig accident?

  •  Traumatic brain injury 
  •  Spinal cord injuries
  •  Back injuries
  •  Neck injuries
  •  Head injuries
  •  Burn injuries
  •  Broken bone injuries 
  •  Concussions
  •  Whiplash
  •  Wrongful death

When should I file my rollover accident injury lawsuit?

In California, there is a law known as the statute of limitations that creates a deadline on when to file a specific claim. The statute of limitations for those who have been involved in a rollover car accident in California is two years from the date of the car accident. If there is any property damage, then the injured victim has three years from the date of the incident. Although there are some exceptions that the court may grant in order to extend the deadline, California courts are not always flexible.

 The clock starts ticking after the date of the accident, that is why it is very important to contact an experienced Los Angeles car accident attorney to pursue your legal claims for you and navigate through the legal process.

What type of compensation can I recover in a rollover accident?

When filing a claim for damages, you want to make sure that the amount you receive will cover all your costs. An inexperienced attorney will not be able to recover a large amount of compensation in your favor. Our accident attorneys have been representing rollover accident injury victims for decades, and the different types of compensation we have recovered for our clients include:

  • Medical bills: this includes a variety of bills, such as prescription medication, hospital stay, future rehabilitation costs
  • Temporary disability benefits: these types of benefits are awarded when the victim suffers a temporary disability and is unable to return to work
  • Permanent disability benefits: these are benefits provided to accident victims that have suffered permanent injuries and will not be able to return back to work
  • Past lost wages
  • Future lost wages
  • Property damage: the most common type of property damage is vehicle replacement
  • Emotional distress
  • Mental anguish
  • Punitive damages: this is awarded in certain circumstances in California. When the defendant is found to be extremely negligent and shows malicious behavior, the victim will most likely be able to also recover punitive damages.
  • Wrongful death

How do you prove a party is liable in a personal injury accident?

When proving liability, our attorneys must prove four significant factors in court. The factors for negligence are:

  • The defendant had a duty to the victim to drive in a reasonably safe manner
  • The defendant breached that duty when they drove negligently
  • The defendant causes the victims to suffer injury
  • The victim suffered actual harm and injury

What if my car rolled over as a result of a defect?

Rollover accidents are sometimes caused by a defect in the car. When this occurs, the liable party will most likely be the product manufacturer. A products liability claim will be filed against the product manufacturer for creating such a product with a defect. The product liability claim is brought against manufacturers when there is a defect in the design, when there is a manufacturing defect, or when there is a warranty defect.

What should I do after a rollover car accident in California?

The steps that you take after being involved in a rollover car accident are very significant, and could affect the outcome of your entire case. Below are some steps we advise you to take after a vehicle accident.

  1. Seek medical care immediately. Rollover accidents can cause very severe injuries, and most injuries may not be apparent until weeks later. One of the most common injuries rollover accidents involve traumatic brain injuries. If you do not seek medical care, they at fault party may use this against you during the lawsuit.
  2. Contact police immediately in order to file a car accident report. Police officers who arrive on the scene of a car accident prepare a written report describing the accident, any witnesses, and the parties involved.
  3.  Independently gather as much evidence as you can. For example, take photos of your vehicle, the other party’s vehicles, and get as much information as possible from potential witnesses. This will later be important when proving property damage.
  4. Record your injuries. We recommend that you keep a daily journal describing the injuries you suffered, and the difficulties you have each day.
  5. Contact our experienced car accident attorneys as soon as possible for a free no risk consultation to discuss the details of your rollover accident. During your free consultation, we will discuss the potential liable parties, the different types of compensation you can receive, and the next steps we can take in your fever.

Contact Megeredchian Law Today

Our top-rated personal injury attorneys work to make sure that you receive maximum compensation for your injuries. We want to make sure that the at fault parties are held liable. Our California accident attorneys work on a contingency basis. Our clients do not pay for our time and work upfront, unless we are successful in getting compensation.

 Oftentimes, rollover accidents may involve multiple cars, and so multiple parties could be held liable. In order to determine who the liable parties may be, our attorneys conduct a thorough investigation with our top rated legal experts. To discuss your specific rollover accident claim with our attorneys, contact us today to set up a free consultation.

Rollover accidents can cause some of the most traumatic experiences. An experienced attorney near you will be able to help you navigate through the legal process. We are here for you every step of the way.

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