Due to their larger frames and top-heavy nature, sport utility vehicles (SUV) are more likely to be involved in rollover accidents than other types of passenger vehicles. During a rollover, the vehicle’s occupants are at great risk for suffering injuries, and the SUV itself is all but guaranteed to be heavily damaged.
Even if your rollover was a single-vehicle accident, it doesn’t necessarily mean you were at fault. Dangerous road conditions, a design defect with your sport utility vehicle, or something else could have been to blame. No matter what caused your car accident, a personal injury lawyer in Miami can pinpoint precisely who was at fault and help you pursue financial compensation from the at-fault parties.
Rollover Injuries Can Be Severe
Rollover accidents can lead to severe injuries, especially if someone was thrown from your SUV during the crash. It is common for people to suffer from a number of different injury types after SUV rollovers:
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injuries, such as concussions
- Internal bleeding
- Cuts and lacerations
- Spine and back injuries
- Neck injuries
- And more
The Auto Manufacturer Could Be Negligent
Auto manufacturers have a duty to produce vehicles that both are safe to drive and will protect you in the event of an accident. If a manufacturer has put a vehicle on the market that is known to tip or rollover, they could be at least partially responsible for the injuries you have suffered, even if you were the only vehicle in the crash.
Identifying All Responsible Parties
In a rollover accident, it is possible that more than one party contributed to the wreck. This could include the other driver who hit you, the auto manufacturer, and the government agency or contractor responsible for maintaining the road you were driving on.
By determining all of the responsible parties involved in your accident, we can ensure that you can pursue damages and hold each at-fault party responsible for what happened.
Valuing Your Injury Claim
When valuing your claim, it is important to include all areas of your life that have been impacted by your injuries. Most people stop at calculating their current and future medical expenses, but this is short-sighted and incomplete.
If you have suffered injuries and damages in a rollover with your sport utility vehicle, you have likely incurred additional financial expenses:
- Lost income and wages due to time off work
- Needing to hire someone to transport you to and from the doctor
- Hiring help around the house or in the yard while you recover
- Physical therapy
- Counseling to address post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from the crash
- Vehicle repair or replacement
By retaining Lavent Law, you will be working with a Miami SUV rollover accident lawyer who will maximize the value of your claim by ensuring that all your expenses are taken into consideration—including future expenses.
Learn About Your Options
To discover what your options are, discuss the value of your claim, and determine how to proceed in filing a lawsuit, call our office and schedule a free consultation. You can reach us at (305) 440-0450 or by completing our contact form below.