Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability – Injured After Vehicle Rolled Over – Do You Have A Case Against The Manufacturer?

Today’s guest blog is by Attorney Randall F. Rogers, a personal injury lawyer that practices in the small suburb of Marietta, outside of Atlanta, Georgia.

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability. No one wants to deal with the pain, suffering, and chaos that accompany an automobile accident. Especially when they must consider a lawsuit, in order to get compensated for physical or mental trauma caused by a dangerous rollover. Unfortunately, when the medical expenses are high enough and the injuries are just too extensive; you have no choice but to do what’s best for you. When you’re injured after a vehicle rolls over, in a lot of situations you do have a case against the manufacturer.

 

Be aware that the success of your case depends on your promptness in bringing it to the attention of an attorney. Even though you’re not likely to go over the statute of limitations, your vehicle may be needed for inspection of expert witnesses. That can only be done with your immediate attention.

 

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

 

What type of vehicles are most susceptible to rollover accidents?

 

Because SUVs, light trucks and minivans usually have a higher center of gravity than other vehicles, the manufacturers of these vehicles are more often successfully sued for compensation beyond what one might expect to receive from lawsuits involving smaller vehicles. There are about 10,000 rollover deaths each year, and SUVs account for nearly sixty percent of these accidents.

 

Although SUVs might seem to be the perfect family vehicle at first glance, the perception can often prove fatal. Manufacturers often maintain only the bare minimum for governmental standards of safety for motor vehicles, and this leads to constant oversight. Some of these vehicles have structural designs which lead to roof collapse or similar catastrophes when a rollover occurs, and these defects can be exploited in order to increase the amount of compensation you receive during a lawsuit.

 

The biggest problem lawyers face during this kind of case is proof that it wasn’t just any old accident. A specific design defect must be shown to have caused the rollover. An experienced and accomplished personal injury lawyer will research similar accidents in order to discover design flaws that a manufacturer should have known about.

 

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

 

What type of injury requires a personal injury lawsuit in a rollover accident?

 

Cases like these can be extremely expensive and may drag on for longer than anyone would like. Because of this fact, injuries caused in the rollover accident are most likely extreme and sometimes fatal. Brain and neck injuries and paralysis are common among those who file rollover lawsuits. The vast majority of rollover fatalities only involve one vehicle, so a lawsuit against the manufacturer is the only path to compensation for many victims.

 

The most devastating of these injuries are caused when a rollover ejects one or more passengers from the vehicle.

 

Sometimes, vehicle manufacturers aren’t the only ones to blame. Many accidents are caused by defective tires that blow out or sag. This can lead the driver to lose control through no fault of his own, and the vehicle trips and flips as a result. In other cases, the road or property is poorly maintained enough that you’ll be able to file a suit against private owners.

 

If multiple parties are all partially responsible for product defects or conditions that led to your accident, then multiple lawsuits might be filed. Another thing to keep in mind as you begin the process of filing your suit: in order to receive any compensation from an insurance adjuster, don’t forget that you need to prove that there was a design flaw in order to prove you weren’t at fault to begin with.

 

Although rollover accidents are terrifying because of their potential for long-term consequences, try not to think too much about the future. The only thing that matters is taking care of yourself and your loved ones right now, in the moment. The best thing you can do to ensure the most compensation is to be certain the details of your case are promptly discussed with a great personal injury attorney.

Vehicle Rollover Injury Liability

 

About The Author

Randall F. Rogers is a personal injury lawyer that practices in the small suburb of Marietta, outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Originally working at a large firm, he left to work on his own, so he could work closely with individuals and help them seek justice. When not walking to and from the courthouse, he can be seen discussing gardening with the community or reading a book from his favorite author Henry David Thoreau.