One of the most devastating types of accidents is a rollover. Certain types of vehicles, specifically SUV’s, minivans, and trucks, are more prone to rollover than other types of vehicles. If you are in a rollover accident, you need to know what to do afterward to protect your rights and preserve the evidence. The injuries sustained in a rollover accident are often devastating. We help you put the pieces of the puzzle back together, so you can put the accident behind you and move forward.
Elements of rollover accident claims include:
- Identifying the type of rollover: a rollover can happen when a top heavy vehicle turns too sharply at a high rate of speed, when going up an steep incline, during dangerous weather conditions that cause vehicles to lose control on wet driving surfaces, and when a car hits a stationary object and spins out of control.
- Pinpointing the cause of the accident: road conditions, the weight of a vehicle (especially one with a higher center of gravity), weather, and tire or mechanical failures can all cause or contribute to a rollover. Depending on the cause of your accident, you may have multiple avenues of recovery to pursue. For instance, when tires are defective your cause of action may be against the manufacturer.
- Demanding reimbursement: this will be from the negligent or reckless driver, or can also be from a vehicle or product manufacturer
When you have gathered all of the evidence, your next step is to file a timely claim. A rollover accident is a personal injury case, and you have two years from the date of the accident to file a case. You are entitled to recover damages for lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, the cost of medical care, the expenses associated with long term rehabilitative services or ongoing therapy, prescriptions, and in some cases it is appropriate to ask for punitive damages. To find out what you need to do after a catastrophic rollover, call our office.
If you have been in an accident, call the attorneys at Yetnikoff Law Offices, PLLC right away for help. Call us at 800-279-6331 or visit us online for more information.