Texas Rollover Accident Attorneys
In the most violent car accidents, one or more vehicles may end up flipping over onto their side or roof or may tumble end-over-end. These crashes tend to cause devastating injuries for the occupants of the car that rolls over. If you have been seriously injured in a rollover accident that was caused by someone else, you may be entitled to seek financial recovery for your injuries.
At Gibson Hill Personal Injury, our attorneys work hard to provide empathetic, reliable, and effective legal advice and advocacy to our clients. We understand how accidents affect our clients in significant and very personal ways. Because our firm focuses on injury cases, we have the expertise and resources needed to best serve our clients when they need help recovering from a catastrophic accident and injuries. Let us stand up on your behalf against the big insurance companies and corporations to make sure you get the financial recovery you need and deserve.
If you have been injured in a rollover vehicular accident through no fault of your own, reach out to the Texas car accident attorneys of Gibson Hill Personal Injury. You’ll get a free initial case review where we can discuss how we can help you to pursue financial compensation for your injuries and expenses.
What Is a Rollover Accident?
A rollover accident refers to a type of car accident in which a car either tips over onto its side, is flipped onto its roof, or rolls or flips end-over-end one or more times. Rollover accidents tend to rank among the most serious type of car accidents because they have higher fatality rates. A rollover accident may be triggered by a collision between two or more vehicles, or a single vehicle may roll over after the driver loses control of the car.
How Can Our Firm Help You After a Rollover Accident?
When you have been seriously injured in a rollover accident, you need experienced legal representation to pursue your rights and interests while you stay focused on treating your physical injuries and recovering. With Gibson Hill Personal Injury on your side, you can trust our legal team to:
- Complete a thorough investigation of the rollover accident, including obtaining accident scene photos and surveillance footage, and requesting copies of your medical records.
- Retaining accident reconstruction experts and other expert witnesses where needed for your case.
- Interview eyewitnesses to the crash and review the evidence to identify who can be held liable for the accident and your injuries.
- Filing insurance claims on your behalf and aggressively pursuing settlement negotiations to secure fair and full compensation for you as efficiently as possible.
- Pursuing your claims in court by filing a lawsuit and going to trial if needed to fight for the financial recovery you need and deserve.
What Compensation Can You Receive for a Rollover Accident?
If you have been involved in a rollover crash that was caused by someone else, you may be entitled to recover compensation for the following accident-related expenses and losses:
- Repair costs for your vehicle, or its cash value if your car was totaled.
- Costs of medical treatment, including emergency care, surgery, physical/occupational therapy, prescription medication, or purchases of medical/mobility devices and equipment.
- Lost wages or income if you take time off work to recover after the accident, or loss of future earning capacity if you suffer permanent disabilities that affect your ability to return to your pre-accident work.
- Physical pain and emotional distress.
- Loss of enjoyment or quality of life because of scarring/disfigurement or permanent disability caused by your injuries.
What Do You Need to Do After Being Involved in a Rollover Accident?
After a rollover accident, you should take the following steps to help protect your legal rights and options for pursuing compensation in a car accident claim:
- If possible, document the accident scene by taking photos of important details like road conditions, skid marks on the road, vehicle damage, weather/lighting conditions, and any visible injuries you may have suffered.
- Be seen by a doctor as soon as possible after the crash to have all your injuries diagnosed and to get a treatment plan. Make sure to follow all treatment instructions that your providers give you.
- Get and keep copies of your medical records and bills/invoices, along with receipts, bills, and invoices for other expenses (such as vehicle repairs), and copies of your income statements if you miss time from work because of the injuries you suffered in a rollover accident.
- Document the pain and its impacts on your quality of life by keeping a diary or journal during your recovery from the accident.
- Avoid posting about the accident, your injuries, or your claim for compensation on social media. Any posts that contradict the allegations in your claim may later be used against you by the insurance company.
Finally, make time to speak with a rollover car accident lawyer from Gibson Hill Personal Injury to formally begin the process of pursuing your legal claim for financial recovery.
Common Causes of Rollover Accidents
Examples of causes of rollover accidents include:
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Taking a turn or sharp curve too quickly
- Hitting an object, such as a curb or guardrail
- Side-impacts from unsafe lane changes or turns; impacts on the rear-quarter panel have the best chance of triggering a vehicle rollover
- Vehicle designs with high centers of gravity, such as SUVs
- Heavy roof-mounted cargo that raises a car’s center of gravity
- Running off the road and down an embankment
- Slippery road conditions, including from snow or ice
- Tire or brake failure, such as a tire blowout or tread separation
- Inexperienced drivers
- Drowsy or fatigued driving
- Drunk or drugged driving
- Distracted driving
Injuries Frequently Suffered in Rollover Accidents
A rollover accident can lead to car occupants suffering serious injuries, as the sides and roofs of cars may have less crash protection than the front or rear of the vehicle. Examples of injuries suffered by victims of rollover accidents include:
- Severe lacerations, abrasions, or avulsions
- Dislocated joints
- Broken bones
- Ligament, tendon, or muscle injuries
- Neck and back injuries, including whiplash, herniated disc injuries, or spinal compression fractures
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Internal injuries and bleeding
- Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries
Contact Us Today to Speak to a Knowledgeable Rollover Accident Lawyer about Your Case
When you have been seriously injured by a rollover accident, don’t wait to begin pursuing financial recovery for the harm and loss that you have endured. Call Gibson Hill Personal Injury at (713) 659-4000 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. A seasoned rollover accident attorney will discuss the details of your case with you and share more about your legal rights and options.