Rollover Accidents Accident Lawyer
in St. Pete & Pinellas Park, FL
Attorney for Rollover Accidents in Pinellas Park
Although rollover accidents compose a small percentage of auto accidents, they are much more likely to result in serious injuries to passengers that require critical and ongoing care. In the most severe cases, these accidents can turn fatal.
If you have been involved in a rollover accident or your loved one was fatally injured in one, contact an experienced personal injury attorney for assistance.
Contributing Factors To Rollover Accidents
Although rollover accidents commonly follow a side strike from another vehicle, there are several additional ways they occur:
- Distracted driving and overcorrections
- Striking a curb, guardrail, or median at a high speed
- Hazardous roadways such as during or after rain
Vehicles that are top heavy such as vans, SUV’s and trucks are especially at risk of being involved in a rollover accident. But driving one of these vehicles does not mean the other driver is automatically at less fault.
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If another vehicle or multiple vehicles were involved [link to multi vehicle], the allocation of fault for the accident is likely to be disputed. Florida follows the rules of comparative fault which means each party is responsible for their share of fault in a collision on a percentage basis. This does mean your damages are reduced by your percentage of fault, if any, if your case proceeds to trial. However, it does not mean you cannot recover. Your share of fault may not even factor into the damages analysis if your claim settles out of court. An experienced personal injury attorney will research and present your case to the insurance company, and later to a jury if needed in a way that minimizes your fault and maximizes your recovery.
- Back and spinal cord injuries
- Brain injuries
- Neck injuries
- Fractures and sprains
- Soft tissue injuries
Many of the common injuries following a rollover accident will immediately be apparent, but some may take time to present symptoms. Even if you walk away from a rollover accident, it is important to seek medical care to evaluate you for potential injuries that may appear later and begin treatment.
Florida law mandates that if an accident victim does not seek medical treatment within fourteen days following the accident, they have forfeited their personal injury protection coverage. So, it is important to seek medical care immediately even if you are not suffering severe pain or discomfort because injuries such as those to the head, neck, and back may worsen over time and require early intervention for optimal recovery.
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Rollover car accidents can be complex cases and it is important to have an experienced attorney to represent you against the insurance companies instead of going through this process alone. At Oldham & Delcamp, we will take the time to carefully evaluate the accident and advise you of your rights to seek compensation. Monetary compensation may include the cost of your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. The experienced attorneys of Oldham & Delcamp are prepared to thoroughly evaluate your case and determine how to pursue your claim.
We will do the work of gathering records related to your claim such as medical and insurance policies, investigate the accident, and negotiate with the insurance company. If settlement negotiations are unsuccessful, we are prepared to go to trial and present your case to a jury.
About Oldham & Delcamp
We understand the physical, financial, and emotional toll a car accident places on your life. Our legal team treats all clients with the respect and compassion they deserve. We stay in communication with you throughout the process so you are never wondering about the status of your case.
When another driver chooses to text and drive, drink and drive or runs a red light, their impact on your life is disastrous. No one should pay out-of-pocket for medical expenses resulting from an accident that was no fault of your own.
Sadly, many auto accidents result in a fatality. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another driver, you may be entitled to a wrongful death claim. While it doesn’t replace your loved one, it may protect your family’s financial future.
Call the office of Oldham and Delcamp Trial Attorneys today at 727-201-5458 to schedule a free consultation or visit us online. Oldham and Delcamp serve Pinellas, Hillsborough, Manatee, Citrus, Hernando Lake, and Marion Counties.
Don’t delay—the sooner we review your case, the sooner we can decide upon the best course of action for you. Time is of the essence due to the Florida statute of limitation for filing your case. Fight for the justice you deserve by contacting us as soon as possible. We can help as your slip and fall lawyer, DUI law and auto accident attorney as well as rear-end accidents attorney, trucking accidents attorney and premises liability lawyer. We can also help as your wrongful death attorney, assault and battery lawyer, and criminal theft attorney.