So far, in 2020, there have been 1,220 rollover accidents, according to the Center for Analytics & Research in Transportation (CARTS). Of these reported accidents, 1,165 resulted in injuries, and 55 resulted in fatalities.
According to the National Highway Safety Transportation Administration (NHTSA), multiple factors might cause a vehicle to get into a rollover accident, such as:
- The vehicle’s dimensions
- Alcohol involvement
- Driver error
- Distracted driving, e.g., driving while texting, eating, or talking with passengers
If you were injured or a loved one was fatally injured in a rollover accident in Meaux, Louisiana, and you believe the at-fault driver’s behavior was the cause of the accident, you might be able to hold them financially responsible for your injuries.
If you are eligible for financial compensation because the other driver was negligent, a Meaux rollover accident lawyer can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver or their insurer. Find out how we can help your case by calling the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (318) 777-7777.
Let Us Help so You Can Concentrate on Recovering from Your Injuries
During a rollover crash, you can get injured from the initial impact with your car or when the car rolls over. As the vehicle rolls over, objects may fly around on the car’s interior and potentially injure you. Rollover accidents can be especially dangerous and lead to catastrophic physical injuries.
Additional statistics you should be aware of include:
- According to the NHTSA, rollover accidents account for nearly 35 percent of fatalities involving passenger vehicles
- The NHTSA also states that there are four types of rollover accident: soft soil, guardrail, steep slope, and un-tripped
- The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) found that head, face, neck, and torso injuries were frequently reported after a rollover crash
If a rollover accident caused one or more of these injuries for you or someone you love, you may be able to recover the cost of your medical care until your doctor declares you back to full medical health. You may also be able to recover the income you lost while you underwent treatment. Your lawyer may explain other expenses and losses you might be able to collect after filing a personal injury insurance claim or lawsuit.
Types of Recoverable Damages in a Personal Injury Claim
A member of our personal injury team can guide you through the process of assigning a monetary value to your compensation claim. Your lawyer will value each line item on your list of recoverable expenses to arrive at a total value for your claim. The economic and non-economic damages you might be entitled to receive may include:
- Past and upcoming medical expenses
- Income loss
- Pain and suffering
- Physical impairments
- Mental and emotional stress
- Property damage or loss
The total value will form the basis of your lawsuit and of any settlement negotiations. Your lawyer may use this total as a monetary goal during settlement talks with the at-fault driver or their insurance company.
We Work Hard to Build a Strong Case for Compensation
In Louisiana, drivers must report a car accident if it resulted in injury or death. That means if anyone was injured, fatally injured, or if substantial damage is obvious, Louisiana Revised Statutes (RS) §32:398 requires you to call the police and file a report.
Your Meaux rollover accident lawyer may use the information in your police report to substantiate the cause of the rollover accident, identify the at-fault driver, contact their insurance company, and ensure your claim is filed on time.
Contact the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers by calling (318) 777-7777 to start building your compensation claim today.
We Make Sure Time Is on Your Side
In Louisiana, Louisiana Civil Code (CC) §3492 generally limits the amount of time you have to file a compensation claim to only one year. If you do not file your compensation lawsuit within the one-year timeline, you may have to forfeit your right to file a personal injury lawsuit. If that happens, you might not be able to receive the financial compensation you are entitled to collect.
When a member of our team represents you, we use your recollection of the accident and the date on your official crash report to make sure we comply with the state’s filing deadline. Do not put your right to financial recovery at risk. Let our team make sure the statute of limitations does not run out on you.
For a free legal consultation with a rollover accident lawyer serving Meaux, call (337) 777-7777
Your Case File Can Tell the Story of the Rollover Accident
The official crash report related to your accident may help us glean much of the information we need to prove the cause of your accident. We may collect the following pieces of evidence to prove the physical effect and financial impact of the accident:
- Pictures of your injuries
- Pictures of your property damage
- Statements from available witnesses
- Accident-related receipts, bills, and estimates
- Medical records and bills
Try to obtain any information we ask for as quickly as possible. If necessary, our team might be able to help you obtain some of the information needed to complete your case file.
Meaux Rollover Accident Lawyer Near Me (337) 777-7777
Our Team Is on Your Side
If you were injured in a rollover accident caused by another driver, you might be entitled to receive financial compensation for injuries and losses you sustained in the accident. While you concentrate on healing, we will concentrate our efforts to prepare your case and fight for the financial compensation you need.
Find out more about how a Meaux rollover accident lawyer can help you with your case by contacting the personal injury team at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers at (318) 777-7777 today.