Rollover accidents are often serious, causing catastrophic injuries and fatalities. If you suffered injuries or if your loved one died as the result of a rollover accident, you may have the legal right to pursue compensation for your losses.
A Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer can help you fight for the justice you deserve. Contact the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
All types of vehicles can have rollover accidents. However, some types of vehicles are more susceptible to rolling over, such as SUVs, pickup trucks, and vans. There are many different scenarios that can lead to a rollover accident, including:
- Rural roads may have dangerous curves or animals may run out into the roadway, causing a driver to suddenly veer or swerve.
- Any driver who operates a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs can more easily cause a rollover accident.
- Driving while fatigued can cause a driver to momentarily fall asleep at the wheel or simply have slower reaction times.
- Driving while distracted (such as texting or talking on the phone) or failing to fully monitor their surroundings can cause a driver to roll over when they drift into another lane and then suddenly swerve to correct themselves.
- Speeding is often a cause of rollover accidents, as drivers have less control of their vehicles at high rates of speed.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents happen just 2% of the time but have the highest fatality rate of any type of accident, accounting for nearly 35% of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes.
If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident, a Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer with Ben Crump Law, PLLC can review your case and explain your legal options. Contact us today to learn more.
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Determining Responsibility for Your Rollover Accident
If you were recently involved in a rollover accident, determining responsibility can help a victim understand who has the legal liability to compensate them for their injuries and losses. There are multiple parties that may be at fault in your accident.
If an investigation determines that the other driver was negligent and they are responsible for the accident, you will likely need to file a claim with their insurance company to receive compensation for your injuries and losses.
The Product Liability Fairness Act requires that all manufacturers of products placed in the stream of commerce, including manufacturers of vehicle parts and components, must take all reasonable steps to ensure that their products remain safe for consumption. If a rollover accident occurs, it may be due to a defective braking system or a manufacturing defect that created a faulty roof. In these cases, the victim may be able to bring a product liability claim against a manufacturer, product designer, and/or retailer of the defective product.
When a government entity works on a roadway (or fails to work on a roadway), leaving dangerous or hazardous conditions that result in a rollover accident, the victim may have the legal right to file a claim against that government entity. However, government entity claims operate in a much different manner than typical personal injury cases. A Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer can help you understand your legal options and pursue compensation from any responsible parties. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today to learn more.
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Insurance Claims and Rollover Accidents
Whether you have a personal injury case against a negligent driver, a product liability claim against a manufacturer for a defective vehicle part, or a claim against a governmental entity, these types of claims all operate in a different manner. Therefore, they also require different types of case development to receive compensation for your injuries and losses. A Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer can explain the process of filing your claim and helping you fight for justice.
Personal Injury Claim
If you suffered injuries because of a rollover accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have to negotiate with the insurance company of the negligent party. In order to do this successfully, you must negotiate carefully. Never allow an insurance company to record your conversations, have full access to your medical records, or accept the first settlement offer you receive.
Product Liability Claim
If an investigation determines that a manufacturing or design defect in a vehicle part or component caused your rollover accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation from the manufacturer, designer, and/or retailer of the product. Product liability cases are often incredibly complex and legally challenging. Consulting with a Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer can help you understand your legal rights.
In some cases, an investigation will reveal that the cause of a rollover accident somehow rests with a government entity. Government claims require different types of paperwork and have different deadlines than other cases that are ultimately brought before a civil court, such as personal injury or product liability claims. In most cases, the deadline to file a claim against a government entity is far shorter than civil court cases. A Daytona Beach rollover accident lawyer can help you through this process to ensure that your legal rights remain protected.
Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today
If you suffered injuries or losses as a result of a rollover accident, the team at Ben Crump Law, PLLC can work on your behalf to conduct an independent investigation, determine liability, and guide you through the legal process as you pursue the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at (800) 598-7557 for a free case evaluation.