If you suffered injuries and losses because of a rollover accident in Lafayette, you may be eligible to take action against the driver who was responsible. Depending on the details of what led to your accident, a Lafayette rollover accident lawyer may be able to file an insurance liability claim or a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
To learn if our rollover accident attorneys can help with your case, call the Morris Bart law firm in Lafayette today at (337) 446-4571. We will review your claim for free and explain the merits of your case to you.
Rollover Accidents Often Involve Only a Single Vehicle
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), almost 85 percent of all rollover accident deaths occur in crashes that involve only one vehicle. While there are often other vehicles involved, they may not collide with the car that rolls and may not stay on the scene. This can make it difficult or impossible to identify the parties who were involved and hold the at-fault driver liable if they did not make contact and left the scene.
While rollovers generally involve one of two triggering events, many things can occur that lead to these events. The two types of events that are most common to cause a vehicle rolling over include:
- A driver making a sudden maneuver at a relatively high speed to avoid an accident or because of an accident; or
- A driver running off the road after being hit.
The driver of the vehicle that rolls over could share fault in some cases or be the at-fault party in this type of accident. However, the other driver is often the party who acted negligently and is, therefore, primarily liable. Many careless or reckless decisions behind the wheel increase the risk of causing this type of accident to include:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
- Drugged or otherwise intoxicated driving
- Negligent actions
If we can identify the at-fault driver and build a case to prove that they caused your rollover accident and are legally liable, we may be able to pursue an insurance settlement or an award in your case. Contact our law office in Lafayette, Louisiana, by calling (337) 446-4571 to learn more about your legal options.
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Pursuing Liability in a Car Rollover Accident in Lafayette
During your initial consultation with a member of our legal team, we can determine if your rollover accident might support a personal injury case against another motorist or another at-fault party. If there is evidence to support assigning liability and pursuing damages, we may be able to represent you on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not pay us any attorney’s fees unless we recover a settlement or other payout based on the facts of your accident.
If we represent you in your car accident case, a Lafayette rollover accident lawyer will manage all communication, paperwork, and negotiations necessary to navigate the claims process and possibly recover a fair value on your behalf. You can continue to undergo treatment and focus on recovery while we handle the legal and administrative duties to pursue compensation.
When the insurance company that represents the liable driver refuses an agreement to pay a fair settlement, we will file a civil lawsuit on your behalf. We may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit to hold the at-fault driver accountable in a Lafayette Parish courtroom or another nearby jurisdiction, as appropriate.
There is a time limit of one year following your accident to take this type of legal action, according to the Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492. If we do not file suit before the first anniversary of your injuries, you may not be allowed to do so in the future.
Contact our law office today to learn about the legal options that may be available to you.
Calculating Recoverable Damages in Vehicle Rollovers
The only way to negotiate a fair settlement or present a strong argument for a just award for your losses in court is to calculate the value of your current and likely future damages. This ensures you understand the significance of your losses and will not agree to a settlement that is for less than you need to cover your accident-related medical care and other expenses.
If we represent you in your case, we will seek evidence to prove your recoverable damages, which may include:
- Treatment and all related medical care expenses
- Lost income and benefits
- Diminished earning ability
- Property damages
- Pain and suffering damages
- Other non-economic damages
Our attorneys also represent qualifying family members in wrongful death cases. If your loved one passed away in a rollover accident in Lafayette Parish or another area nearby, it may be possible to pursue damages on behalf of you and other immediate family members. Financial recovery could include funeral and burial expenses, loss of services, loss of companionship, and more. Contact us today to learn if we may be able to file a civil suit and seek compensation for your family.
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Learn More by Contacting the Office of a Rollover Accident Attorney in Lafayette Today
A Lafayette rollover accident lawyer from our law office cannot accept every traffic accident case, but if we believe you have strong evidence to prove the other driver caused your incident and the resulting personal injuries, we can take your case and represent you on a contingency-fee-basis.
We offer complimentary consultations during which you can discuss your accident and injuries with our legal team. We can help you understand your rights and the possible outcomes of your case. To get started, you can contact the Morris Bart law firm in Lafayette today by calling (337) 446-4571.
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