Rollover vehicle accidents are a major problem in the state of Florida. While we typically enjoy beautiful weather and plenty of sunshine, Florida is also known for bouts of heavy rain and powerful windstorms. When you also consider the fact that many drivers are not as careful as they should be, it follows that many Floridians are susceptible to involvement in a rollover crash. Despite efforts to educate drivers and improve road conditions, rollover crashes cause hundreds of injuries every year. According to FL DHSMV’s 2017 stats, rollover crashes caused over 1,800 injuries and 175 deaths that year alone.
Being involved in a rollover crash can be a traumatic and life-altering experience. Fortunately, you don’t have to go it alone. The Ruth Law Team can be your trusted legal partner in your time of need. We understand your rollover crash may have caused significant physical and emotional trauma. Our team includes experienced rollover crash lawyers that will be in your corner every step of the way. We will fight for your rights and help you seek justice. Our goal is to help you obtain the compensation you need to take your life back and heal after your rollover crash.
As a driver involved in a rollover crash, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. To learn more about how our talented rollover crash lawyers can help, simply fill out our consultation form.
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Common Causes of Rollover Crashes
Rollover crashes are one of the most dangerous types of vehicular accidents, which is evidenced by the staggering statistics mentioned above. One reason rollover crashes are so dangerous is the impact to the vehicle’s roof. The average automobile is designed to protect you from impacts to its front, rear, and sides. When direct pressure is placed on the roof of a vehicle, like it is during a rollover crash, the roof can cave in and cause serious or even fatal injury to occupants. Understanding the cause of rollover crashes is essential to reducing risks and avoiding serious injuries. If you have been injured in a rollover crash due to the negligence of another, The Ruth Law Team may be able to help you get compensation.
Rollover crashes can happen virtually anytime, anywhere, and they are usually the result of negligence. These crashes have a variety of causes and contributing factors, such as:
- Drunk drivers
- Poorly maintained vehicles
- Distracted drivers (e.g., drivers who are texting)
- Mechanical failure of a vehicle
- Inattentive drivers who strike curbs
- Roadway defects
- Heavy rain
- Strong and unpredictable wind
- Medical emergencies
- Risky driving habits
- Road rage incidents
- Multi-vehicle crashes
What Happens Next?
Being involved in a rollover crash is taxing enough, never mind having to seek out an attorney and fight a prolonged legal battle. At The Ruth Law Team, we understand this may be your first time being involved in a crash or suffering serious injuries. With that in mind, we strive to make the legal process as simple as possible.
Our team of experienced rollover crash attorneys will handle everything so you can focus on recovery. Once we complete your initial consultation, we will take it from there. We utilize a simple, proven three-step approach for handling your case. It involves:
In order to file a claim, we must show the impact that the rollover crash made on your life. That is why our first step involves gathering documentation related to your incident. This will generally include medical records, insurance documents, medical bills, and any other information that will help us pursue compensation.
Late in the process, these documents will be essential. We will rely on this information to negotiate with the defense and determine a fair settlement offer. If we are unable to reach a settlement, these documents will be presented to jurors as part of your case.
After we have gathered necessary documents, our legal team will investigate your crash. We will gather any police reports, crash diagrams, video evidence (e.g., dash or body-cam footage, security footage, etc.), toxicology reports, citations, and more.
During this phase, we are looking to establish that the other driver was liable for your injuries. Crash diagrams and video footage are especially useful in arguing your case. A toxicology report is also an essential piece of the puzzle as it can help us to prove whether the other driver was intoxicated or chemically unfit to drive.
The vast majority of crash-related injury claims are settled out of court. Our rollover crash attorneys will negotiate with the defense team in an attempt to reach a favorable settlement. While there are good odds that resolving your case will not involve a trial, it is not guaranteed.
If the defense does not offer you a reasonable settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial. During the trial, we will present the results of our document collection and investigative efforts to jurors. We will strive to prove how the other driver directly caused your injuries through negligent actions.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Rollover Crashes
If you have been involved in a rollover crash, you may be entitled to financial compensation. You have an especially strong claim if you have suffered serious injury or missed significant time from work. While each rollover crash is different, The Ruth Law Team provides free consultations. This allows us to assess your case and determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim. If you are unsure what to do next, speaking to the experienced rollover crash attorneys on our team is a great place to start.
The last thing that you should have to worry about when involved in a rollover crash is paying for an attorney. That is why The Ruth Law Team operates on a contingency basis. Not only do we offer free consultations, but we only charge you after we have recovered a settlement.
If we cannot reach a settlement agreement with the defense, we may take your case to trial. Our fee will be a percentage of the verdict. If we do not recover during trial, you will not be charged one cent in legal fees.
If you are involved in a rollover accident or any other type of crash, the first step should be to seek medical attention for any injuries. Even if your injuries appear to be minor, you should receive immediate care. Do not put off your treatment.
After the dust has settled and you take care of your immediate medical needs, you should consider contacting a rollover crash lawyer. During your consultation, we can assess the incident and determine if you have grounds to file a claim.
Many vehicle crash cases can be settled out of court. We will work diligently to reach a favorable settlement so that you can avoid going to trial. However, you will ultimately decide how your case is handled. If you are not satisfied with the settlement offer and the case cannot be settled during mediation, then trial is the next step in the legal process.
Yes, The Ruth Law Team is experienced in handling rollover crashes and other vehicle accidents. We have a great track record of success as rollover crash attorneys. In fact, we have recovered over $63 million for our clients who were the victims of crash-related injuries.
There are several things that you can do to reduce your risk of being involved in a rollover crash. One of the best things that you can do to avoid being in a crash of any kind is to never drink and drive. You should also focus on the road and always abide by the speed limit. If the weather is bad, slow down and use extra caution.
Yes, some vehicles are at a higher risk of rollover than others. SUVs and pickup trucks are more likely to overturn during a crash. This is because these types of vehicles have a higher center of gravity.
Knowing the limitations of your driving ability and your vehicle will help you avoid a rollover crash. While you should always drive with caution, you must adjust your driving habits when operating a high-risk vehicle. For example, you should drive slower when negotiating sharp curves or making a 90-degree turn in an SUV.
Above, we discussed what to do after your crash. It is also important to know what steps to take while still on scene.
If your vehicle is overturned or begins to roll, do you best to stay calm. After your vehicle stops moving, take a moment to reorient yourself to your surroundings. Conduct a quick self-assessment to check for injuries. If you do not feel you have any injuries that will restrict movement and are not trapped in your vehicle, you should prepare to exit. Be especially aware of neck pain, as this could indicate serious spinal damage, in which case you should remain still.
Also, you should make sure that there are no external hazards, such as downed power lines or steep declines, that may injure you if you exit your vehicle. Check on your passengers, if you have any. You should then exit the vehicle and call for help.
Each case is different. However, our expert team of rollover crash lawyers will make every effort to build a strong case for you. During your consultation, we will assess the facts of your crash and provide valuable legal counsel.
We have decades of experience in the personal injury field and are expert negotiators. We will work tirelessly to obtain a favorable settlement offer from the defense. While obtaining a settlement is the most streamlined approach, we are fully prepared to take your case to trial if needed.
With that said, jurors tend to look favorably on non-at-fault crash victims. We will use the cumulative evidence gathered during our investigation to demonstrate how the negligence of another person/driver resulted in your injury. If we do not win your case, you will not owe us a single dollar in legal fees.
Rollover Crash Attorneys
For over three decades, The Ruth Law Team has served hundreds of clients across the states of Florida, Minnesota, and Georgia. At The Ruth Law Team, our results speak for themselves. Our rollover crash lawyers can offer their wealth of experience to help seek justice for you.
The Ruth Law Team includes:
- Steven C. Ruth
- Eric D. Roslansky
- Jenna C. Ruth
- Jessica E. Shahady
- Amy A. Catledge
- Austin J. Grinder
- Alex H. Longo
Contact an Experienced Rollover Crash Attorney
Rollover crashes can result in serious injury, lost wages, and even permanent disability and death.
If you have been involved in a rollover crash, The Ruth Law Team is here to help. We have the experience and knowledge to file a personal injury claim on your behalf. We are dedicated to obtaining a fair settlement so you can make a full recovery.
Do not put off filing your claim. Doing so can make it more difficult to obtain justice. Contact The Ruth Law Team today and book your free consultation. We will connect you with a talented rollover crash attorney near you.
Rollover Crash Lawyers in Florida, Georgia, and Minnesota
Need to connect with a trusted personal injury attorney? Call us day or night at 1-888-783-8378 for a free consultation. We can speak with you over the phone or schedule a face-to-face meeting. We have offices in the following locations:
While we have multiple office locations, rest assured that we can come to you. Our investigator can bring all necessary paperwork to you for signature so that you do not have to worry about leaving your home.