Car accidents of any kind are dangerous and risk the lives of the drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who are involved in them. However, rollover accidents are especially dangerous. A crash is considered to be a rollover accident if the vehicle tips onto its side or roof at any time. Rollover accidents are often caused by colliding with another vehicle or a fixed object.
Many rollover accidents lead to vehicle occupants being ejected from the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of fatalities. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), nearly 7,000 vehicle occupants were killed in rollover accidents in 2018.
If you were involved in a rollover accident in Tacoma, Washington, you may be eligible for compensation. With the help of a Tacoma rollover accident lawyer from Ben Crump Law, PLLC, you can focus on recovering from your accident while we fight for justice on your behalf. To learn more, contact us today at (800) 598-7557 for a free consultation.
Building Your Rollover Accident Case
There are multiple ways that a Tacoma rollover accident lawyer can support your case, including:
- Determining a fair value for your claim
- Investigating your accident to determine fault (as defined by Revised Code of Washington § 4.22.015)
- Gathering necessary evidence
- Reviewing police reports
- Interviewing eyewitnesses
- Recommending additional medical attention when necessary
- Speaking with insurance companies on your behalf
- Negotiating an out-of-court settlement
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit
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Types of Recoverable Damages
When you are involved in a rollover accident, your injuries are only one aspect of your claim. You may experience a variety of additional damages, which are any losses or expenses related to the rollover accident. These damages may be economical or non-economical, and they can also impact a victim’s family in a wrongful death claim.
A Tacoma rollover accident lawyer can monetize all your damages, then use this amount as the basis of your settlement demands when negotiating with insurance companies outside of court.
Any economic damages related to your rollover accident will generally have a monetary value attached to them. For instance, if you suffered medical injuries and required hospitalization or surgery, a Tacoma rollover accident lawyer can review your medical records to determine those costs.
Economic damages from a rollover accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Rehabilitation costs
- Current and future lost wages
- Limited earning capacity
- Property damage
- Other out-of-pocket costs
Unlike economic damages, non-economic damages have no monetary value associated with them. However, these damages can still be awarded based upon the evaluation of an opposing insurance company or a jury.
Non-economic damages from a rollover accident may include, but are not limited to:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of quality of life
If your loved one was killed in a rollover accident that was not their fault, you and your family can seek justice with a wrongful death lawsuit. Generally, these lawsuits will fight to recover compensation for expenses such as funeral and burial expenses, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, and more.
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Your Options to Recover Compensation
Once we have reviewed your damages and monetized them to determine fair value for your rollover accident claim, we can begin to wade through your options to recover compensation.
Generally, car accident victims will begin to pursue compensation by negotiating with the opposing insurance company out of court to reach a settlement. Your Tacoma rollover accident lawyer can handle all communications and negotiate on your behalf. A lawyer can also work to hold the opposing party responsible for your damages by proving they were liable for causing the accident.
The goal of out-of-court negotiation is to reach a settlement without having to file a lawsuit. However, if we are unable to reach a settlement that awards you fair compensation, we can and will pursue a personal injury lawsuit in court. To learn more about your legal options, contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC today.
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Statute of Limitations
According to Revised Code of Washington § 4.16.080, you only have three years from the date of your accident to legally file a claim. This law is also known as the statute of limitations. If you attempt to file a lawsuit beyond this time frame, your case will likely be dismissed by a judge and you will lose your right to seek compensation from the at-fault party. A Tacoma rollover accident lawyer can help ensure that your claim follows the law and is filed in time.
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Contact Ben Crump Law, PLLC Today
If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover accident, it has likely affected your life physically, mentally, and financially. Ben Crump Law, PLLC is here to fight on your behalf, so you can focus on your recovery and be made whole again. When another driver acts recklessly and causes an accident, you should not have to bear the burden of their negligence.
Our Tacoma rollover accident lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay any upfront or out-of-pocket costs for our services. We only collect a fee if we are able to win your case. Contact us today at (800) 598-7557 to schedule a free case review.
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