Anaheim Rollover Accident Lawyer
According to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents are second only to head-on collisions when it comes to catastrophic injuries and fatalities. Cars and other vehicles roll over for several reasons, including vehicle imbalance, traveling at excessive speeds, inclement weather, road hazards, and driver error. When rollover accidents happen due to driver negligence, injured drivers can recover their losses through personal injury claims.
The legal team at Bentley & More has extensive experience handling complex litigation in various practice areas, including product liability, premises liability, workers compensation, and personal injury. We have put our talents and resources to work helping many clients in the Orange County area secure millions in damages through civil actions. California drivers need to know what to do after suffering injuries and other losses in rollover accidents.
The first question that arises in any civil action is liability is, “Who’s to blame for the incident?” Depending on how the rollover happened, the case could involve one or more defendants. Here are some things to consider when assessing fault:
- Road hazards. If a dangerous road condition causes an accident, the municipality or local agency responsible for maintaining the road could be liable for the resulting damages. Many rollover accidents happen due to “tripping,” which is when a tire strikes a rock or other debris and loses its grip on the road. If a construction company fails to maintain a safe area around a work site, it may be liable for causing a tripping rollover.
- Vehicle defects. Car manufacturers must ensure that their vehicles meet all applicable safety standards and federal regulations. If a vehicle defect causes a rollover, the injured plaintiff will only need to prove that the defect caused the accident. The plaintiff does not necessarily need to prove that the manufacturer was negligent.
- Driver error. If another driver causes a rollover accident, the injured driver can sue the at-fault driver for the resulting injuries and other damages.
Injured plaintiffs will require competent legal representation to secure damages in rollover accident claims. Some rollover cases may involve multiple defendants, but the right attorney can help an injured client secure compensation from all available channels.
Compensation in Rollover Accident Claims
Like most civil actions, plaintiffs in personal injury claims against negligent private parties or product liability claims against defective product manufacturers can secure compensation for their losses. This includes:
- Medical expenses. Expenses such as hospital bills, prescription costs, surgery fees, and any other costs for necessary ongoing treatments after an accident.
- Lost income. An injured plaintiff may be unable to work following a rollover accident. Plaintiffs can sue for lost wages as well as future income that they cannot earn due to permanent disability.
- Pain and suffering. A judge will award these damages based on a plaintiff’s physical pain, emotional distress, and mental anguish after an accident. Pain and suffering damages are likely to be the most substantial compensation that a plaintiff will receive in a civil claim.
- Property damage. Claimants can sue for the cost of repairing or replacing a damaged vehicle and any other personal property lost in the accident.
Anyone who has suffered injuries or other losses from a rollover accident in California needs reliable legal counsel to secure appropriate compensation. The attorneys at Bentley & More, LLP have extensive experience in all manner of civil actions, including rollover accidents. Schedule a consultation about your rollover accident claim in Irvine, Santa Ana, Anaheim, or anywhere else in the Orange County area.