Car accidents can forever change your life, leaving you and your loved ones struggling to recover physically, emotionally, and financially. If you or a loved one has been involved in a rollover accident possibly caused by a third party, you could have legal options available during this difficult time. Some victims can recover compensation by filing a lawsuit or insurance claim.
To learn more about your eligibility, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC, and team member is available to discuss your case and help you understand you options moving forward. Call (800) 598-7557 today to learn more.
How Rollover Accidents Happen
Rollover accidents occur when a vehicle loses control and rolls once or several times during an accident. When a vehicle is traveling at a high speed and rolls over, this creates a tremendous amount of force that is particularly devastating. As reported by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)’s Safer Car website, rollover accidents have a high rate of fatality, accounting for nearly 35% of all traffic fatalities in the United States. Rollover accidents happen for many different reasons. If you or a loved one suffered in a rollover accident it may have been caused by:
- Speeding: Speeding has been a consistent cause of vehicle and rollover accidents. According to the NHTSA, speeding accounted for over 9,000 traffic fatalities in 2018 alone.
- Hazardous Road or Weather Conditions: Hazardous conditions such as rain, sleet, ice, snow, or high winds can contribute to vehicle accidents. Unforeseen hazards like a fallen tree branch or a sign that blows over can also be very problematic for those on the road.
- Mechanical Problems: If your vehicle or another vehicle on the road has sudden mechanical issues, this can be very dangerous. Every driver expects their vehicle to operate in the intended fashion. A vehicle functioning improperly can have devastating effects and lead to accidents every year in the United States.
- Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is increasingly becoming a problem with the advent and growing prevalence of technological devices. Any behavior that diverts attention away from the road is distracted driving, and this can cause a rollover accident.
- Driving Under the Influence: Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or any impairing substance is extremely dangerous and can lead to injuries, fatalities, and property damage.
- Fatigue: Driver fatigue is a very serious threat to your safety. Some commercial drivers, for example, are mandated to take breaks in between long trips in order to ensure they are well-rested. If another driver on the road is tired, they could fall asleep at the wheel. Any form of fatigue can impair reaction time and decision making and put you at risk.
Even if you are a safe and cautious driver, you cannot control every driver’s decision on the road. If another driver engaged in speeding, distracted driving, or another potentially dangerous behavior, they could be at fault for your accident. Regardless of the cause of your accident, your life can be significantly impacted by such a traumatic event.
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Injuries and Property Loss
Your rollover accident could have caused different types of damages. You could have suffered from physical injuries that require ongoing treatment, rehabilitation, and visits to the doctor. You could have lost your vehicle, property, or ability to work and earn wages.
Because your injuries and suffering could have been caused by a third party, you could have grounds for legal action. If you are interested in discussing your case with a team of legal professionals, call for a free consultation with Ben Crump Law, PLLC.
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Determining Who Is At-Fault
Determining who is liable for an accident is an important part of the legal process. If you were the passenger in a vehicle, for example, the driver may have been to blame for your rollover accident. Alternatively, another car on the road could have been driving recklessly or not obeying traffic law, putting your safety at risk.
Because there are so many different ways in which a third party could be to blame, speaking with a legal professional can help you sort out your situation. It is even possible for you to collect compensation for your losses.
Compensation for Victims
Legal claims following rollover accidents can result in compensation allocated to victims. This could include reimbursement for property damage, legal fees, medical expenses, and more. You could also be awarded compensation for any emotional suffering following the trauma of an accident. If you lost your ability to work or travel to your place of employment, it is even possible to recover lost wages.
If you cannot or do not want to settle with an insurance company, you and your lawyer can pursue a civil lawsuit. In the event of a lawsuit, you must do so within the state’s statute of limitations, as per A.R.S.§ 12-542. You only have two years to pursue your suit, so you will need to act quickly.
Every case is unique, so speaking with a member of legal team who can evaluate your situation could be beneficial for you and your family during this time.
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If you or a loved one was the victim of a rollover accident and you are interested in exploring your legal options, Ben Crump Law, PLLC is available to help. Discussing your case with a team member during a free, no-obligation consultation, could help you and your family make the best decision moving forward.
Car accidents can be devastating, and you deserve justice for your suffering and loss. Pick up the phone today and call (800) 598-7557, so a Phoenix rollover accident lawyer can help you begin putting this challenging chapter of your life behind you.