What Should You Do After A Rollover Accident
It is important to go to a hospital or a doctor immediately after the incident, even when you feel that you may not need to at the time. Pain is often masked by adrenaline and shock. If you decide to wait until an injury arises at a later stage, these are injuries that will not be accounted for when you decide to claim.
Some of the most common injuries sustained in rollover accidents include:
- bone breaks and fractures
- post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- head injury or brain injury
- spinal cord injury
- amputation and disfigurement
Your next step would be to seek legal representation before you decide to discuss anything about your case with the insurance company of the other driver.
If you or a loved one experienced the trauma of a rollover, you may be suffering from severe injuries. This usually means that you will have extremely high medical bills to deal with. The therapy and treatments that may be required in order to recover could last for many months or even years. You might have also lost your income due to the accident. If this is the case, you might qualify for filing a lawsuit in order to recover some or all of your damages.
Here is a list of some of the more important instances where it may become appropriate for you to file a claim or sue:
- The road that you were driving on when the accident occurred had sinkholes, potholes, or other types of road hazards.
- Construction left the roadway you were driving on in a poor condition, or when construction signs were either missing or inadequately marked.
- One or more of the tires on your vehicle was defective.
- The vehicle you were driving in was not installed with sufficient roll cages or roll bars to ensure the stability of the roof during an accident like a rollover, which has resulted in injuries that are far worse than they should have been.
- Your front or side or both airbags failed to activate due to a defect in manufacturing which caused you to suffer severe injuries.
- The negligence of another driver resulted in the accident. The driver might have been recklessly swerving or speeding, texting, or they may have been intoxicated.