Rollover Car Accident Lawyers
Rollover Car Accident Lawyers
Types of Rollover Accidents in Houston
Generally speaking, a rollover accident happens when a vehicle falls onto its side or flips over completely. A rollover accident can happen anywhere, whether driving on the highway or on local roads. Often, it causes serious injuries, and, in some cases, it may even cause catastrophic or fatal ones.
There are several ways that a rollover accident may occur; for example:
- A sharp turn or rotation forcing the rollover
- The front end of the vehicle hitting a barrier and flipping over
- Flipping over a guardrail or another sharp object
- Impact with another vehicle that causes a rollover
- Someone swerving into your lane or cutting you off, causing you to stop too quickly and flipping your car over
Causes of Rollover Car Accidents in Houston
Various factors can cause a rollover accident, including the following:
- High speeds
- Unexpected road hazards
- The type of vehicle you are driving — trucks and sport utility vehicles, for example, are more likely to experience a rollover
- Weather issues or bad road conditions
- Another driver tailgating, cutting you off, or driving aggressively
- Another party driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol and crashing into your car or making you swerve in order to avoid contact
- Sudden lane changes or swerving
- Another driver being distracted, such as by using a cell phone or drowsy
- Manufacturing defects in the vehicle itself
Common Injuries from Rollover Accidents in Houston
Various types of common injuries can result from a rollover accident. You may have suffered an injury to your head, such as a traumatic brain injury or concussion, for example, or you may have suffered an injury to your neck, back, or shoulders.
Broken or fractured bones are also common in a rollover accident, as are injuries to internal organs. You may experience soft tissue injuries, burns, or even something as catastrophic as full or partial paralysis. In the most serious rollover accidents, the victim may even suffer a wrongful death, leaving loved ones to grieve the aftermath.
Those injuries can result in significant monetary damages to the victim and their family. They often carry medical bills, including hospital stays, visits with doctors and specialists, prescription drug costs, and medical imaging and treatment costs. Moreover, you may need to pay for rehabilitative, nursing, or home care, along with various types of therapy, as you seek to recover from your rollover accident. You may have damage to your car and require repairs, or you may even have a total loss requiring replacement.
You may also have lost income or wages if you are unable to go to work after your accident. You may also be faced with various general damages as well, including the true costs of your pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment in activities, and general decline in the quality of your life.
Recovering Compensation in a Rollover Accident
Generally, to recover compensation for the injuries you have suffered in a rollover accident, you will need to prove that another party’s negligence has caused the accident, thereby leading to your injuries. In a negligence claim, you will need to prove liability. This means proving that the other party owed you a duty of reasonable care on the road and that they breached that duty when they caused the accident that made you experience a rollover. You will also need to prove that the other party’s negligence was the direct cause of your injuries or damages.
Issues of liability and damages can be complicated and difficult to establish, particularly if you are trying to do this on your own. Often, a large insurance company will be involved, and they typically will do anything in their power to minimize your damages — and your compensation — as much as possible.
To ensure that you are protecting your legal rights, consult an experienced and knowledgeable attorney, who will negotiate with the other party and their insurance company on your behalf toward a reasonable and fair settlement offer. If a favorable resolution is not possible, your attorney will file a claim based on the evidence in your case.
How Can Johnson Garcia Help With Your Car Accident Claim?
A car accident lawsuit can quickly become complicated, and the help of an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney can be invaluable. Questions of liability — including bodily injury liability — and damages can be complex to resolve, particularly when insurance companies are involved and the value of damages is being questioned.
In some cases, a fair and reasonable settlement may be reached based on the other party’s bodily injury coverage, while in other cases, a lawsuit may be necessary in order to recover compensation for your damages.
The attorneys at Johnson Garcia have more than 35 years of experience in helping victims of car accidents obtain sizable settlements and resolve their claims. We have earned a reputation as one of the leading personal injury law firms serving Houston and neighboring communities.
If you’ve been injured in a car accident caused by the negligence of another party, call our Houston-based legal team at Johnson Garcia. If the other party or their insurance company is not negotiating fairly, the personal injury attorneys at Johnson Garcia will file a lawsuit on your behalf and take your case to trial, if needed. We can be reached by phone at 832-844-6700, or you can contact us online.