Rollover accidents can put the occupants of the involved vehicles at risk of significant injuries and financial losses. If you were hurt in a rollover accident, a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm can help you hold the at-fault driver responsible. We will pursue compensation based on the damages you can claim in an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
To learn more about your options, reach out to the Morris Bart law firm today. You can speak with a member of our Shreveport team now. Your initial consultation is free.
Should You Hire an Auto Accident Lawyer for a Rollover Accident?
The decision to hire a lawyer is always up to you. However, even if your rollover accident was relatively mild, it’s still a good idea to hire an accident attorney to represent you. Small injuries can become long-standing issues, and it may take a few days for the full effects to set in. You don’t want to miss your chance to sue the other driver for negligence if they caused you life-long effects from the accident.
Why should you pay for damage to your car that someone else caused in an accident you never expected to be involved in? We can help you seek compensation for your losses and hold the responsible driver accountable.
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Your Attorneys Can Strengthen Your Case After a Rollover Accident
Every one of our lawyers at Morris Bart understands the statutes and legal doctrines that apply to Louisiana car accident cases. As such, we can design a strategy for your case and defend your rights.
If we accept your case, we can investigate the collision and identify the liable parties. We can collect evidence to demonstrate negligence and liability, as well as to document a fair settlement value of your case.
We may be able to negotiate a just payout from the insurance company representing the at-fault motorist or another liable party in your case. If they do not make you a fair settlement offer, we can take your case to trial.
However, keep in mind that La. Civ. Code Art. §3492 imposes a general one-year statute of limitations on personal injury lawsuits in Louisiana. If you wait longer than this to take legal action, you could lose your right to sue and hold the responsible party accountable for your damages.
To learn more about building a case after a rollover accident, contact the Morris Bart law firm today. You can speak with a member of our Shreveport team now.
Damages in a Rollover Accident Case
Whether it’s through a claim to the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy or a personal injury lawsuit, we can and will present evidence to document the expenses and losses related to your accident.
Typical recoverable damages in a rollover accident case include:
- Current and future medical treatment and care
- Current and future lost wages and benefits
- Repair or replacement of your vehicle
Intangible losses, or non-economic damages, include compensation for the pain and suffering you endured, as well as your mental anguish and other damages that can’t be so easily quantified. We can also help you pursue wrongful death damages if a rollover accident caused the death of your family member.
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Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents are often severe, and this is the case primarily due to the types of accidents that lead to rollovers. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), a forceful side impact is one of the primary causes of rollover accidents. These types of collisions often occur due to these driver behaviors:
- Running red lights
- Driving poorly for the weather
- Speeding around tight curves
- Not yielding the right-of-way
- Weaving out of the appropriate lane
If you were injured due to someone else’s negligent driving, your car accident lawyers can determine the cause of the accident using the evidence we gather. Figuring out what caused your collision can lead us to the liable party. For example, if the cause of the collision was a failure-to-yield, then the liable party is most likely the other driver. In that case, your lawyer would pursue them for what you are owed.
Speak with a Rollover Accident Lawyer Today
We can provide you with representation on a contingency fee basis with no upfront payment. We only collect our fees in this arrangement if you recover compensation in an insurance claim or court award. For a free consultation on your case with a lawyer on our team, contact our Shreveport office today
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