Rollover accidents have a high rate of severe injuries and fatalities. If you got hurt in a rollover accident that was not your fault, you might have a claim for money damages from the negligent party. If your close loved one died because of a rollover crash, we might be able to pursue additional compensation for the legal beneficiaries.
We handle rollover injury claims and wrongful death cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you do not pay upfront legal fees or out-of-pocket expenses until you win financial awards. Our fees come out of the settlement proceeds or award at the end of the matter.
Learn how a St. Louis rollover accident lawyer at Ben Crump Law, PLLC, could help you hold the defendant accountable for the harm caused through carelessness. Call us at (800) 598-7557 today for your free, no-obligation consultation.
How Much Compensation You Can Get in a St. Louis Rollover Accident Injury or Wrongful Death Claim
It is not possible to say how much compensation you could pursue for your St. Louis rollover accident or wrongful death claim without first reviewing your situation. Every rollover crash is different, so the amount you can pursue will depend on the facts of your case. Another person in the same vehicle might have injuries that differ in severity from yours and, thus, have a claim with much higher or lower monetary value.
You might be able to recover the following:
- Medical expenses. Generally, you can include the reasonable cost of medical treatment you needed for your injuries. These bills can include the ambulance, emergency room care, doctors, surgery, hospital, diagnostic procedures, imaging studies like X-rays and CAT (or CT) scans, blood transfusions, prescription drugs, physical therapy, and other accident-related medical expenses.
- Rehabilitation services. Catastrophic injuries from rollover accidents often need extended treatment in a specialized healthcare center, like a head injury rehabilitation facility.
- Extended care. Sometimes a car accident victim cannot live independently after suffering devastating harm, like spinal cord damage, in a rollover crash.
- Lost wages. If you were not paid while you were away from work getting medical treatment and recuperating from your injuries, we could add that amount to your claim.
- Diminished future earnings. Sometimes a person cannot perform the same job or work as many hours after a severe crash injury. If you had to reduce your hours or take a job that paid you less, this loss could be compensable.
- Pain and suffering. Even though they can be challenging to measure in dollars, the physical discomfort, and emotional distress you experienced can be a part of your claim.
- Other intangible losses. Other damages that do not tend to come with convenient quantifying paperwork include things like disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Wrongful death. Missouri law allows the surviving legal beneficiaries to pursue additional compensation from the party whose negligence took the life of their loved one.
We can determine the value of your claim and advocate diligently on your behalf.
For a free legal consultation with a rollover lawyer serving St. Louis, call (800) 598-7557
Tips to Avoid Rollover Accidents
Consumer Reports offers these tips to avoid and survive deadly rollover accidents:
- Be extra vigilant on rural roads. Nearly 75 percent of fatal rollovers accidents happen on country roads with speed limits of 55 or higher. You do not have to drive far from the city of St. Louis to get to a rural road.
- Slow down. Speeding is a factor in nearly 40 percent of fatal rollovers.
- Check your tires. Overinflated or underinflated tires or lack of adequate tire tread can be factors in an accident that could involve a vehicle to flip.
- Load carefully. An overloaded car is more likely to lose control. Also, despite the convenience of those handy tie-down crossbars on the roof of some cars and SUVs, Consumer Reports says the worst place to carry heavy cargo is on the roof. It recommends placing heavy loads as low in the vehicle as possible and centered.
- Always wear a seat belt. You cannot predict when a rollover accident will occur, and your best chance of surviving one of these crashes is to remain inside the vehicle and securely fastened in your seat. Getting flung around the vehicle or ejected from it increase your risk of dying dramatically.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we truly hope that you never experience a rollover accident. Those of you who have had the misfortune to get hurt in a rollover or lost a loved one in one of these deadly crashes can turn to our law firm to get the attentive care you deserve from lawyers who will fight for your right to compensation.
A St. Louis rollover accident lawyer can analyze your situation and take on the negligent party and the insurance company. Call us today for a free evaluation of your case.
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Getting Legal Help for Your St. Louis Rollover Accident Claim
A rollover accident is a terrifying experience. You might see things you will never be able to forget. We cannot take away the painful memories, but we can battle the insurance company and its adjusters and defense lawyers to help you get you the money you deserve so that you can rebuild your life.
At Ben Crump Law, PLLC, we are passionate about fighting for the rights of the little guy, the underserved, the marginalized in our society. We can advocate for you and hold the person who hurt you accountable for how the crash changed your life.
We treat our clients with dignity, compassion, and respect. We know that you are suffering, and we want to help you get back on your feet.
A St. Louis rollover accident lawyer can help you pursue justice. You can call us today at (800) 598-7557 to get started. We do not charge for the initial consultation, and there is no obligation.