A rollover accident can lead to devastating and life-threatening injuries. If a vehicle rolls over, people inside can be tossed about and may hit the ceiling and doors, which can result in serious head, neck, and back injuries. Objects inside the vehicle, such as purses, backpacks, and children’s toys, can become dangerous projectiles.
If you were involved in a rollover collision, you may have been transported to a hospital and treated for head trauma, whiplash, broken bones, cuts, and other types of injuries. You may have undergone surgery and may now be receiving treatment in a rehabilitation facility or recuperating at home and visiting a chiropractor or a physical therapist on a regular basis.
The medical bills may be staggering, and on top of that, you may be unable to work because of the harm you suffered in the collision. You and your spouse may be struggling to keep up with your mortgage, utilities, car loans, and other regular expenses. You may be feeling overwhelmed by pain, stress, and worries about the future.
A Minneapolis rollover accident lawyer may be able to help. Ben Crump Law, PLLC, has a team of attorneys who have represented victims of motor vehicle collisions across the United States. We can figure out who was liable for the crash and seek financial compensation for the medical care you have already received, the treatment you will need in the future, lost income, reduced earning capacity, and pain and suffering. Call our office today at (800) 598-7557 to speak with a member of our staff.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
A vehicle can roll over if the driver loses control while turning a corner, changing lanes, or swerving to avoid hitting another vehicle, a person, an animal, or a pothole. A car may roll over if the driver is traveling too fast or loses control because of snow, ice, or water on the road, or if the driver accidentally jumps a curb.
A car may also flip over if it is struck by another vehicle. A car that is hit is more likely to roll over if it has a high center of gravity. SUVs, for example, are more prone to rollovers than cars that sit lower to the ground.
In other cases, a design flaw or a manufacturing defect increases the risk of a rollover accident. If a vehicle was designed in a way that makes it inherently unsafe, or if a problem somewhere in the assembly process caused a critical part to fail, the manufacturer may be held liable for a resulting collision.
In some cases, more than one factor contributes to a rollover collision. For example, a vehicle may be safe when driven at a normal speed, but a design flaw may increase the risk of a rollover accident if it is driven at a high speed or if the driver makes a sudden turn. If a motorist is speeding or driving erratically, the combination of the driver’s actions and the flaw in the vehicle itself may lead to a rollover.
For a free legal consultation with a rollover accidents lawyer serving Minneapolis, call (800) 598-7557
How a Minneapolis Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Figure out Who Was Liable
Attorneys with Ben Crump Law, PLLC, have represented clients who were injured in car, truck, and motorcycle accidents and helped them pursue financial compensation. Our team can investigate to figure out why the rollover crash happened and who was responsible.
We can start by reviewing the accident report to learn about the circumstances that led to the collision. We may find that one or more drivers were speeding or that a motorist was texting and not paying attention and lost control of the vehicle. Someone may have been driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs and weaving from lane to lane.
If you were driving and your vehicle was struck by another and rolled over, the other driver may be found liable. They may have run a red light or a stop sign or may have failed to yield the right-of-way, for example.
After reviewing the case, we may learn that you or the other driver lost control of a vehicle under what should have been safe conditions. That may indicate that a problem with the vehicle itself caused or contributed to the rollover. Our team can investigate to find out whether other vehicles of the same make and model experienced similar accidents. We can consult independent experts to learn about how a vehicle’s design may have made it susceptible to a rollover crash. Our team can also look into whether the manufacturer was aware of the problem, chose not to correct the issue, and failed to warn consumers of the danger.
In some cases, multiple parties share responsibility for an accident. Minnesota has a modified comparative negligence law that is designed to address those types of situations. If you were partly liable for the collision that caused your injuries, you may still be able to obtain a financial award, as long as you are not more than half at fault.
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Consult with a Minneapolis Rollover Accident Lawyer
Ben Crump Law, PLLC, may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for the losses you suffered because of the collision. While we can often negotiate a settlement without going to court, that is not always possible. We can take your case to trial if we believe that is necessary to obtain a fair amount of compensation for you.
If you are concerned about legal fees and think that you could not afford to hire an attorney, you should not let that stop you from seeking justice. We understand that people who have been injured because of the negligence of others are often unable to pay an attorney out of pocket. That is why Ben Crump Law, PLLC, follows a contingency model. We do not charge personal injury clients any money up front. We only get paid if we obtain compensation for a client by negotiating a settlement or by winning at trial.
The law limits the amount of time you have to act. According to Minnesota Statute § 541.07, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is two years. Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, today at (800) 598-7557 so we can begin investigating the cause of your accident as soon as possible.