Best Roll Over Accident Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV
Filing Lawsuits For Roll Over Accidents
Roll-over accidents are usually among the worst motor vehicle accidents that can happen, in terms of damage and injuries. If you’ve been the victim of such an accident, contact Gazda & Tadayon, your car accident lawyers in Las Vegas, after visiting the emergency room regarding your injuries. We specialize in motor vehicle accidents and are ready to take on your case and ease some of the suffering you’ve endured.
Rollover accidents are in most cases more legally complex when compared to other accidents involving motor vehicles. This in part has to do with the severity of these accidents. Rollover accidents are in some cases caused by a manufacturing defect in either the tires or vehicle that can then lead to what is known as a product liability lawsuit.
Here are a few things you need to know after you were involved in one of these accidents.
Main Causes of Rollover Crashes in Las Vegas
The NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration), states that around 95% of the rollover accidents that involve a single vehicle is usually caused by “tripping”. This happens when a car impacts a guardrail or curb and then flips over. These accidents also occur when a car slides into the soil and off the roadway and then tries to turn back too quickly onto the roadway.
The vehicles that have a higher center of gravity which includes full-sized vans, minivans, and SUVs, are more susceptible to a rollover crash. Tire blowouts or defects also contribute to these types of accidents.
Hazardous conditions that are caused by construction, weather, or a road that is poorly maintained can also contribute to rollover accidents.
Rollover accidents are usually catastrophic if the driver or passengers are ejected out of the car or when the roof caves in or collapses. The government has recently mandated improvements associated with electronic-stability control-systems, which may lessen the risks of vehicles becoming involved in rollover accidents, along with improvements to the roll-cage standards. This is aimed at preventing critical head injuries. Yet at this stage not all the vehicles on our roadways come with these upgrades.
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.
Taking Action: Filing for a Rollover Accident Injury Claim
If your accident occurred due to a poorly maintained road, you can sue the contractor that was in charge, the state, or the city. If you decide to sue one of the public entities it is important to know that you will have a very limited time in which to file the claim.
If your case involves product liability, you would then be filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the vehicle. These cases are often complicated. In most cases, the product distributors and large manufacturers have teams of legal representatives. It is always advisable in any product liability case to hire a lawyer that has extensive experience in personal injury and rollover accidents. Your attorney will use expert witnesses in order to establish the actual product defect along with the needed reason for a product recall.
If your accident was caused by the fault or negligence of another driver, then your lawsuit will be filed against the at-fault party. You are also permitted to sue more than one party or entity, which will depend on the nature and circumstances of your accident. For instance, if another driver was distracted and this resulted in you having to swerve away from the other driver and off the roadway, where you then experienced improper road conditions which caused your car to flip, caused by poor design, you might be able to go after compensation from several entities and people.
A Huge Safety Issue
Safety is essential when operating any vehicle, however, no matter how safe a driver you are, there’s no accounting for the driving ability of others who share the road with you. While there are many varieties of roll-over accidents, most involve vehicles larger than yours, such as SUVs or trucks.
To assist with avoiding rollover accidents, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration offers safety ratings on different vehicles to help consumers make an informed decision before buying a new car.
Let Us Help: The Best Las Vegas Personal Injury Law Firm
With over 50 years of combined experience, we’ve seen it all at Gazda and Tadayon. As former defense attorneys for the insurance industry, we know the ins and outs of personal injury cases, and we fight relentlessly for your rights and adequate compensation. We have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that occur in a neglect case, and we also consult with medical experts to get a complete understanding of the treatment required. This also means you have a better shot at getting complete and full compensation in your case.
Every single detail can make or break a traffic accident injury case. Allow us to take care of the legal issues surrounding your accident while you recover from your injuries. Our team has much experience representing clients involved in roll-over accidents, and our success rate is unmatched. We will go the extra mile with our investigation to make sure we have enough detailed evidence to reach the settlement you deserve. We work with medical professionals and law enforcement to get a better sense of the incident, and conduct our own independent examinations so that we can use every possible opportunity to improve your case.
We also understand that your legal fight is just one part of your journey to recovery. Our friendly staff is there to make the legal process as smooth and comfortable as possible, and we help our clients consult with medical experts to determine the care they need.
Other law firms go to us for advice on their most challenging and difficult cases. If our peers and clients trust us to call the shots, you know that your case is in good hands here at Gazda and Tadayon.
A Proven Record Of Success
The attorneys of Gazda and Tadayon have been recognized by the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for winning millions in compensation for our clients. Our ethical standards have also been highlighted by the law directory Martindale-Hubbard. When you work with Gazda and Tadayon on a personal injury case, you will receive proven representation with full integrity.
To get started, schedule a free consultation for your rollover accident claim, or read what our clients have to say on our Gazda and Tadayon reviews page. You can also visit us in person at our welcoming and compassionate law firm, located at 2600 S Rainbow Boulevard, Suite 200.
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Roll Over Accidents FAQs
Yes, it can. Product liability lawsuits are governed by what’s known as a statute of repose, which in Arkansas is five years from the date the vehicle was sold by the manufacturer.
An experienced attorney often can get insurance companies to substantially increase the amount of a settlement offer. If you have already received an offer for your injuries, contact us for an assessment of the offer to see if it is fair for your circumstances. You will not be charged for this consultation.
It depends on the facts of your case. If there are fatalities or severe injuries involved, the longer it usually takes to settle. We also don’t recommend settling until the full extent of a victim’s injuries and outcome are known.
If we have to go to court, it will involve more time. But here at Gazda & Tadayon, we will treat your time as valuable as we treat our own.
Most personal injury cases don’t go to trial. However, just in case, we treat each case as if it is going to be tried in court. It’s also an incentive for the insurance company to settle on your terms.