Any car accident can cause injuries, but a rollover accident can cause particularly severe harm. When a vehicle rolls over, the people inside it may hit the doors, windows, roof, and even each other. In addition, any items that are inside the vehicle, such as purses, filled shopping bags, or car maintenance equipment, can be thrown around. If an object strikes a person, it may cause serious injuries.
If you were involved in a rollover accident, you may have been taken to a hospital in an ambulance and treated for a concussion, back or neck injuries, broken bones, or even brain damage. You may have lost a limb or been paralyzed in the collision.
Even if you have been released from the hospital, your recovery may be far from over. You may require months of chiropractic treatments or physical therapy to relearn how to walk and do other basic tasks that you used to take for granted. After you have completed your treatment, you may still be left with permanent injuries.
Because of the physical harm you suffered in the crash, you may also be unable to work. Even if you do go back to work, you may not be able to do the same tasks you did before or work as many hours. If your injuries make it impossible for you to perform your job anymore and your employer cannot find another role for you, you may have to look for a job with another company. You may even have to seek out employment opportunities in a completely different field.
An Austin rollover accident lawyer can help you deal with the financial fallout from the crash. Ben Crump Law, PLLC has represented thousands of clients across the United States who were injured because of other people’s negligence and helped them pursue justice. You may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and more. Call us today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.
How Rollover Accidents Happen
Several scenarios can cause a rollover accident to occur. A vehicle may roll over if the driver loses control. This can happen if the driver is speeding, turns a corner without slowing down, or is traveling on a wet, snowy, or icy road. A vehicle can also roll over if it hits another car or if another vehicle collides with it. Vehicles that have a high center of gravity, such as SUVs, tend to roll over more than cars that sit lower to the ground.
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Determining Liability for a Rollover Accident
If you lost control of your vehicle because you were driving too fast and it rolled over, you may be found liable for the collision. If you hit another vehicle and your car rolled over, either you or the other driver may be liable, depending on the circumstances. For example, if you ran a red light, you may be found responsible for the accident. If the other driver failed to grant you the right-of-way, the collision may be their fault.
It is also possible that neither of you was responsible for the crash. One of you may have lost control of your vehicle because of a design flaw or a manufacturing defect. For instance, a car, truck, or SUV may have been designed in a way that made it more likely for the driver to lose control when rounding a turn. Even if a vehicle was well-designed, an error somewhere in the manufacturing process may have caused an essential part to fail, resulting in a rollover accident.
A repair that was performed incorrectly may have also led to the crash. If a mechanic installed a part improperly, that part may have failed and caused the accident. It is also possible that a repair was performed correctly, but the part that was used was poorly designed or defective.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today for a free case evaluation to discuss liability in your case.
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An Austin Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice
First, we must find out how the crash occurred and who was liable. We can start by reviewing the police report to understand the basic facts and to learn how the people involved in the accident and any eyewitnesses described the sequence of events. We can also review any surveillance or cellphone video of the collision that may exist to look for additional information that can shed light on exactly what happened.
If we find that the other driver violated a traffic law and caused the crash, we can file a personal injury lawsuit against that individual on your behalf. If a design flaw or manufacturing defect led to the accident, we can sue the company that produced the defective vehicle. If a problem associated with a repair was the cause of the crash, we can file a lawsuit against the mechanic or the company that produced the part, depending on the specific facts of your case.
You may be eligible for compensation that covers your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and more, even if your actions partially contributed to the accident. The state of Texas has a modified comparative negligence law, as outlined in Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §33.001. This law allows people who were hurt to receive financial compensation, as long as they were not more than 50 percent liable for the accident. You may receive a reduced award to account for your amount of responsibility for the crash—for example, if you are found to be 20% liable, you would only receive 80% of your financial award.
Get Legal Help Today
An Austin rollover accident lawyer may be able to help you seek compensation for the losses you have suffered, but you have a limited window of opportunity to file a lawsuit. According to Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code §16.003, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit gives you only two years. If you miss the deadline, you may be unable to obtain any compensation, even if you have a legitimate claim.
Call Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 so we can begin working on your case as soon as possible.