If you suffered injuries in a Birmingham rollover accident, you may be able to take legal action and seek damages for your related expenses and losses. This may be possible even if you were in a single-vehicle rollover, but another driver forced you off the road or made you swerve to avoid a collision. Let a Birmingham rollover accident attorney review the facts of your case today.
Call the Morris Bart law firm today for a free consultation. We can explain what we need to prove to recover a payout and what you can expect from our team throughout this process. We handle all car accident cases on a contingency basis.
Rollovers Are a Leading Cause of Death in Single-Vehicle Injury Accidents
In 2019, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) reported 6,358 rollover fatalities in the United States. About 20% of these fatalities were in pickup trucks or SUVs and 10% of those in cars had “other” points of impact (besides frontal, side, and rear-end collisions), most of which were rollovers. In single-vehicle accidents, rollovers and “other” points of impact composed 30% of fatal accidents.
These statistics tell us three important things about rollover accidents:
- Trucks, SUVs, and other taller vehicles are at a greater risk of rollover
- Rollover accidents are often single-vehicle accidents
- Rollover injuries are often serious or fatal
When it comes time to take legal action in a rollover accident, all of these points should be taken into consideration. Our attorneys know that some rollovers may occur because of a design defect in the vehicle or a problem with the road design that makes it especially dangerous.
At the same time, not everything is always how it appears in a single-car accident. There is often another liable motorist, but they may not have sustained damage to their vehicle. In some cases, the other motorist remains on the scene. In other cases, they might not stop. A rollover can happen when another driver:
- Sideswipes your vehicle
- Crowds you off the road
- Forces you to make a sudden move to avoid a collision
If you suffered injuries in a Birmingham rollover accident, let a car accident attorney from the Morris Bart law firm review your case for free. We can help you identify all the potentially liable parties in your crash.
For a free legal consultation with a Rollover Accident lawyer serving Birmingham, call 800-537-8185
Get Help Building a Case After Your Birmingham Rollover Accident
We can often reach a settlement agreement with the insurance company to compensate our clients fairly for their damages without taking the case to trial. We may even be able to help if you do not know the identity of the driver who caused your accident. We may be able to identify the driver or pursue damages based on your insurance policies, including:
- Uninsured motorist
- MedPay and collision coverage
- Health insurance coverage, if no other option is available
Regardless of which options are possible, we know how to gather evidence to support your claim, file your claim to seek compensation, and negotiate with the insurance company to secure a just payout.
Most personal injury cases settle without going to trial. Many never even require us to sue the at-fault driver or take other legal action in civil court. We file the appropriate insurance claims, demand a fair payout, and reach an agreement with the insurer based on the client’s damages.
Filing a Car Accident Lawsuit
If an out-of-court agreement is impossible or we decide to sue for another reason, our Birmingham rollover accident lawyers can prepare your case for trial. We can handle the entire process and represent your right to seek just compensation. Negotiations may continue during this process.
When it is time for trial, we will present the evidence and make your case to the judge and jury. You can count on us to protect your rights and fight for your best interests throughout this process. We will handle your case while you focus on healing.
Getting Started Today
To learn more about how our team may be able to help you navigate your Birmingham rollover accident claim and seek a payout to cover your losses, call the Morris Bart law firm today. One of our Birmingham car accident lawyers can discuss your case with you for free. During your complimentary consultation, you can expect to learn:
- Your rights after a rollover accident
- Your legal options based on the specific details of your case
- How our team can help
- The services we can provide for you
- How our contingency fees work
- Answers to the questions you have about your case and our law firm
We offer free case reviews for accident victims. Our attorneys meet potential clients in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, their homes, and other locations where we can discuss their cases without them having to travel out of their way to get the information they need. We also provide telephone and video consultations.
Damages Recoverable in a Birmingham Rollover Accident Settlement
The damages recoverable in a Birmingham rollover accident depend greatly on various factors, including:
- The severity of your wounds and injuries
- Your expenses and losses related to your accident and injuries
- The strength of your case against the at-fault party
Your attorney will work to document your damages and provide evidence to support a demand for a fair settlement. Evidence will likely include paperwork and expert testimony to bolster your claim, which may include compensation for:
- Current and future accident-related medical care
- Current and future lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Property damages, including the replacement of your vehicle
- Pain and suffering
- Other noneconomic damages
As a part of our investigation and developing a case, we will work to determine the extent of your current and future expenses and losses to put a fair recovery value on your claim. This will allow us to know how much we need to recover from the insurer or ask for in court to ensure you get the money you need to pay your bills and cover losses.
Wrongful Death Cases
Rollover accidents can be very serious and sometimes deadly. If a member of your family passed away in a Birmingham rollover accident, you may be able to pursue wrongful death damages based on the state’s wrongful death statute. In Alabama, you cannot recover compensatory damages in a wrongful death action. The state’s case law only allows punitive damages in these lawsuits, per Ala. Code § 6-5-410.
Our team can explain what this means and how it could affect the value of your case, as well as who can represent your family in this type of lawsuit.
There Are Time Limits on How Long You Have to Act
Under Alabama’s statute of limitations for personal injury accidents, Ala. Code § 6-2-38, car accident victims generally have two years from the date the accident occurred to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver, auto manufacturer, or another liable party. There are exceptions to this rule, however. You could have more time or less, depending on the facts of your case.
There are also two-year deadlines for wrongful death actions, although the countdown begins in these cases on the date of the victim’s death. In some cases, you could only have a few weeks or months, and these investigations can take time.
One of our Birmingham rollover accident lawyers may help you determine the filing deadline in your case and the steps you can take to decide if you need to file a lawsuit. You should consider learning more about your case and legal rights as early as your accident injuries allow.
Talk to a Birmingham Rollover Accident Attorney
If you sustained injuries in a Birmingham, Alabama rollover accident, the car accident team from the Morris Bart law firm can help you build a case to recover your accident-related damages. We have more than a dozen fully staffed offices across the Gulf South, serving clients in not only Alabama, but also Louisiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas.
We can help you take action in your case. Call today for a free, no-obligation consultation with a member of our Birmingham rollover car accident team.
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