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Rollover Accidents and Injuries

Rollover Accidents

Rollover accidents are some of the most severe types of car crashes that can occur. These collisions occur when a vehicle tips onto its side or roof due to the force of the impact. While they can involve multiple vehicles, they are also a common type of single-car accident. Tragically, rollover accidents often result in serious injuries or fatalities. If you were injured in a rollover accident, you might be entitled to compensation by filing a personal injury lawsuit.  

Rollover Accident Injuries

There are many different reasons a vehicle might roll over. For instance, a car’s tire might hit a curb, and the impact’s force causes the vehicle’s weight to shift to one side. A car might also roll over due to a collision with another vehicle or because of poor road conditions. Regardless of the reason for the rollover accident, a driver and their passengers can sustain various serious injuries.

Rollover accident injuries can include the following:

  • Herniated discs
  • Nerve damage
  • Paralysis
  • Whiplash
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Lacerations 
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Fractures and broken bones
  • Amputation
  • Permanent disfigurement or disability
  • Fatality

Depending on the facts and circumstances surrounding the accident, many different parties might be held liable for a victim’s injuries. For example, another driver might be responsible if their negligence or recklessness caused the crash. A municipality might be held accountable if it failed to repair a hazardous condition in the road that it knew about. In addition, a manufacturer might be to blame if the collision resulted from a defect in one of the parts of the vehicle.       

Suing for a Rollover Accident

If you have been hurt in a rollover accident caused by someone else’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness, you may be entitled to compensation by pursuing a personal injury action. In doing so, you may be eligible to recover your economic and non-economic damages — also known as pain and suffering. Economic damages include medical expenses, lost wages, future lost earnings, out-of-pocket costs, and other monetary losses related to the accident. Non-economic damages are designed to compensate for the physical pain, mental anguish, and loss of enjoyment of life suffered by a victim.

If you lost a loved one in a rollover accident due to the fault of another, you might be able to pursue a wrongful death lawsuit. A family has two years from the date of their loved one’s death to pursue a wrongful death action to recover funeral costs, burial costs, the costs associated with pre-death medical care, loss of services, loss of inheritance, and the pain and suffering their loved one endured before death. But while the family may recover pain and suffering on behalf of the victim, under New York law, a family may not recover for their own grief and suffering. 

Following a rollover accident, it’s crucial to get the medical attention you need right away. Not only is this vital for your health, but also to build your case. Medical documentation serves as critical evidence in any personal injury action — including rollover accident cases.

Contact an Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney

If you were hurt in a rollover accident, you may have suffered permanent disability and disfigurement. A skilled personal injury attorney can help you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has represented car accident victims for more than 30 years and has assisted them with obtaining the best possible results in their unique cases. 

The Dearie Law Firm, P.C. has convenient office locations in Manhattan, the Bronx, and Brooklyn, as well as mobile locations serving Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, the Bronx, Staten Island, Westchester County, Rockland County, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. Contact us today for a consultation.