A rollover accident can be extremely injurious to everyone involved, both physically and emotionally. The unpredictable nature of a rollover and the many variables depending on speed, the geography of the surrounding area, the type of vehicle and more make this type of crash extremely dangerous and unpredictable.
There is a staggering number of ways that a rollover accident can happen, but if you have been involved in one that you believe someone else was at fault for, then contact us as soon as possible to discuss your legal options for seeking appropriate damages to compensate for your injuries and suffering. As you will learn below, dealing directly with an insurance company without legal representation can be very tricky, and in most cases, you will end up with significantly less money than you are actually owed. With the team at Bauman Law fighting for your rights, you can be confident that you will be treated the way you should be treated.
Contact us now to schedule an initial consultation and discuss your rollover accident with a California personal injury professional. You will have an opportunity to speak about the specifics of your situation, learn about our history of success with similar cases, and learn about the options that we see available for your situation. We offer an initial consultation because we understand how important it is to begin our relationship with trust and confidence, and want to give you the opportunity to understand exactly what you will be getting when you partner with our team of dedicated personal injury attorneys. We look forward to helping you get the justice you deserve.
What Is a Rollover Accident?
The term “rollover accident” applies to an accident where the vehicle rolls over, either partially or completely. Essentially, if the vehicle tips off of its four wheels and ends up on its side, roof, or even makes a full rotation and ends up back on all four wheels, it is considered a rollover. These accidents can cause serious injury to everyone involved, because of the wild unpredictability over the directions the passengers are thrown in. They can be even more destructive to a passenger who does not have a seatbelt on, but regardless there are enormous risks of serious injury in these crashes, and they are proven to have a higher rate of mortality than other types of crashes.
There are a lot of different ways that a vehicle can be caused to roll over, including skidding sideways, being hit at an odd angle by another vehicle, driving up an embankment or a guard rail, or anything else that causes the vehicle to roll.
Seeking Damages After a Rollover Accident in California
In order for us to seek damages for your injuries, we must first be able to prove that the other driver (or the manufacturer, or another party) was responsible for the accident. Once we are able to establish fault, then we will begin to calculate the damages that you are rightfully owed. This includes the purely economic impacts, such as any associated bills, expenses, or lost income, but it also includes a process of calculating a dollar amount to apply to the physical and emotional suffering that you have endured. These are known as “non-economic damages,” and play a very important role in your case.
The first step will be to begin a negotiation process with the insurance company. They will initially make you an offer, and without the help of a personal injury attorney, you may be inclined to believe that this is the best offer you will get. This is never the case. An insurance company’s first goal is to save themselves as much money as possible, meaning that they will do whatever they can to get you to settle for a low amount, and then waive your rights to any future legal actions against their client. If we do settle, it will be because we were able to arrive at a number that is fair and reasonable for your situation. If not, we will take the case to the California courts.
Contact us today to get started on your own personal injury process, and start working towards getting the money you rightfully deserve.