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Bronx Rollover Accident Lawyer

Rollover accidents are vehicle accidents that result in the vehicle rollover over to its side or rolling over and resting on its roof. While SUVs are generally associated with rollover accidents, a sedan, minivan, truck or any other type of vehicle can end up in a rollover accident. While rollover accidents are not as common as head-on collisions, rear-end collisions or side collisions, they are quite deadly. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 30% of passenger vehicle accident deaths occur in rollover accidents. One reason that rollover accidents are so deadly is that SUVs and other vehicles are fitted with relatively weak roofs that collapse during a rollover. If you sustained a head injury, back injury, or any other serious injury in a rollover accident due to the poor design of the vehicle or due to another driver's negligence, it is important to contact an experienced Bronx rollover accidents lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates. We will review the facts of your case and explain the process for pursuing compensation for your injuries.

Causes of Rollover Accidents

One common reason that a vehicle rolls over is aggressive driving. If a vehicle is traveling too fast and is unable to properly navigate a curve, for example, the vehicle could end up going off the road and rolling over. Another reason for a rollover is where a driver overcorrects. For example, a driver may drift off into another lane because of distracted driving, or because he or she is tired or under the influence. In order to quickly get back into the correct lane the driver may turn the steering wheel too forcefully and as a result cause the vehicle to flip over.

Another reason that a car may flip and rollover is that it hits something that causes it to lead the road and rollover. For example, if a car hits a guardrail, median, or sidewalk, it could end up on its side or it could end up rolling over an embankment. The reason that the car hits something could be negligence on the part of the driver, or some external reason.

Like any vehicle accident, a manufacturing or design defect could lead to a rollover. If this is the case, then the manufacturer of the vehicle may be legally liable to the victims.

Consequences of Rollover Accidents

If you or a family member were injured in a rollover accident, contact an experienced Bronx rollover accidents lawyer. Victims injured in rollover accidents are often left in deep financial distress. Because of the injuries tend to be quite serious such as traumatic brain injuries, neck injuries, back injuries and broken bones, the treatment is usually expensive. Not only do victims have significant medical bills, but their income is reduced since they are unable to work while they recover from their injuries. Holding the parties responsible for the accident will help alleviate financial stress caused by the accident. In a personal injury lawsuit or in product liability lawsuit you may be able to recover the following damages:

  • Medical expenses. Medical expenses related to treating the injury caused by the rollover accident. You can also demand compensation for medical expenses that you expect to have in the future that are to treat those injuries.
  • Lost wages. If you had to miss work while recovering from your injuries, you can demand payment for the wages you lost.
  • Diminished earning capacity. If the rollover accident left you with injuries that are so severe that you will no longer be able to earn as much money as you otherwise would have, you can demand compensation for diminished earning capacity. An experienced rollover accidents attorney in the Bronx can help determine what that amount would be.
  • Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages are designed to compensate the injured victim for losses that are considered non-economic. These are losses that cannot be replaced and for which the victim would not have a receipt or bill to prove their out-of-pocket losses. Examples include the emotional trauma experienced after a server injury, permanent disfigurement, or a permanent disability.
  • Wrongful death. If your loved one died in the accident, you may be able to recover damages in a wrongful death lawsuit. There are specific rules for pursuing claims related to the wrongful death of someone. Generally, only the decedent’s statutory heirs and their personal representative have the right to pursue legal action.
Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you suffered serious injuries in a rollover accident, you deserve to be compensated for your losses. When it comes to filing insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits, time is of the essence. Our staff has extensive experience representing clients seriously injured in vehicle accidents. Contact an experienced rollover accidents attorney serving the Bronx at Stephen Bilkis & Associates at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your car accident. We serve clients in the following locations: Bronx, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Queens.

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