If you were involved in a rollover accident, chances are you are facing serious or even catastrophic, permanent injuries. You might require long-term or even lifetime care and be unable to go back to work. This can leave you with tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and no way to pay them. This also leaves you without the funds necessary to support yourself or your family.
So, how can you and your family stay afloat after a rollover accident? If another party was at-fault for your rollover accident, you may be able to file a claim for compensation. Unfortunately, rollover accident claims can be complicated. Speak with a rollover accident lawyer in Pittsburgh for help recovering compensation for your accident-related losses.
Call Berger and Green today for a free consultation: 412-661-1400.
Need a Lawyer? Pay Nothing Upfront
We know you cannot afford any more costs right now. Have no fear. Our team offers free consultations to help you determine if you have a valid case and what your next steps should be. And if we take your case, you pay no upfront, out-of-pocket costs until you win your case.
The Insurance Company Already Offered Me a Check. Should I Take It?
It is not a good idea to accept the insurance company’s first offer, especially before running it by a lawyer. The insurance company will pay you as little as it can. To do so, it may offer to settle right away before you know how serious your injuries are. What if your injuries turn out to be permanent or take longer to heal than expected? If you accept a settlement too early, you cannot go back for more money later.
What Can I Recover for My Rollover Accident?
As with any car accident, you can recover compensation for your economic damages, such as:
- Medical expenses (e.g., emergency medical costs, surgical costs, ongoing care costs, assisted living costs, etc.)
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Miscellaneous costs (e.g., parking fees at your physical therapist’s office, the cost of gas to attend doctor’s appointments, renovating your vehicle or home to accommodate a disability, installing wheelchair ramps, widening doorways, installing a handbrake, etc.)
Will you also be able to get money for your noneconomic costs? That depends on the type of insurance policy you purchased. Pennsylvania offers both full tort and limited tort insurance policies. Many people have limited tort policies because they are cheaper. But with a limited tort policy, you only get money for pain and suffering in certain cases. These cases include:
- The driver who caused the accident was driving drunk.
- The driver is operating a motor vehicle registered in another state.
- The driver was uninsured.
- The driver intended to injure himself or another person in the accident.
- The victim has a serious injury or “serious impairment of bodily function” as defined by law.
We can help you gather the evidence necessary to prove you meet one of the criteria listed above.
We will work hard to get you a fair settlement directly from the insurance company. If it does not offer enough to cover your losses, we will look into filing a personal injury lawsuit. We will discuss our strategy with you and present your case in court to get the money you deserve for your injuries and damages.
From Whom Can I Recover Compensation?
You can recover compensation from anyone who caused your accident. Rollover accidents commonly result from the following three things:
- Negligent drivers
- Road hazards, such as design flaws or uneven lanes (the liable party is likelywhoever designed the roadway or whoever is responsible for maintenance, often a government entity)
- Vehicle defects that made the vehicle unsteady, top-heavy, or caused it to flip over (the liable party is likely themanufacturer of the vehicle or any defective parts)
Why Are Rollover Accident Claims Complicated?
In many cases, a driver can cause a rollover accident without even making contact with another vehicle. If this is the case in your accident, it can be difficult to prove the other party was at-fault or even had anything to do with your accident.
We may need to do any of the following to establish the other party’s fault:
- Investigate the scene of the accident
- Collect surveillance video or red-light camera footage
- Talk to eyewitnesses (They might have seen the driver swerve into your lane, causing you to perform an evasive maneuver that flipped your car)
- Hire an accident reconstruction expert to determine how the accident occurred
Give Us a Call Today to Discuss Your Case
Schedule your consultation today. If you cannot travel due to your injuries, our lawyers will meet with you at the hospital or in your home. And remember, if we take on your case, you pay nothing unless you win compensation.
Call us: 412-661-1400.