Our Experienced Rollover Accident Lawyers Can Help
As former insurance defense counsel attorneys, we have the insider knowledge on what it takes to win these types of cases. Therefore, we will use all possible resources at our disposal to get results, including our insider knowledge of insurance companies. Since we have formerly served as defense counsel for these insurers, we know how the “other side” thinks. This is a huge asset when handling a rollover accident case – we know exactly what questions to ask, and the right steps to take in order to get the compensation you deserve.
After a rollover accident, every single detail can make or break a case. To cover all our bases, we make it a point to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident site, questioning witnesses and evaluating every detail that may contribute to your case. When you choose us to handle your rollover accident case, you choose lawyers that care about your personal and legal success.
What Should You Do After Being Involved in 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:
Let Us Negotiate with the Other Driver’s Insurance Company on Your Behalf
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. If you’ve been the victim of such an accident, contact Gazda & Tadayon, your rollover 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 sufferings you’ve endured.
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.
A fatality most likely will involve a wrongful death lawsuit. In this case the victim’s spouse or children are entitled to damages for loss of wages, pain and suffering and loss of marital companionship.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Because of the complex nature of car accident injury law in Nevada, it’s critical that you explore your legal options and potentially file for damages as soon as possible. Our state law limits the amount of time after an accident that a victim can file for damages and claim compensation. Contact us today to assess your individual case in a timely manner.
With almost 30 years of experience, Attorney Lewis Gazda is one of the most respected lawyers in the Las Vegas community. Attorney Gazda specializes in both personal injury and wrongful death cases. He is recognized by his peers for his superior negotiation skills and extensive legal knowledge, earning the highest possible rating of AV Pre-eminent from Martindale-Hubbell.
Attorney Afshin Tadayon has more than 20 years of experience as an attorney in Las Vegas, with a diverse range of practice areas including personal injury, premises liability, wrongful death, criminal law, and mass tort litigation. Attorney Tadayon formerly served as a defense lawyer for insurance companies; his insider knowledge of their legal tactics makes him a potent advocate for clients seeking the compensation they deserve after an accident.
Attorney Tadayon is ranked AV Pre-eminent by Martindale-Hubbell, a rating reserved for only the top 10% of attorneys as designated by their peers.
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