Boynton Beach Rollover Accident Lawyer
A rollover accident happens when a vehicle rolls onto its side or roof. Although rollovers are often associated with SUVs, any vehicle can be involved in a rollover. A rollover can be a fairly violent accident and cause a victim to suffer one or more severe injuries. When this happens, the victim can pursue monetary compensation for his or her related damages through a personal injury claim, contact our Boynton Beach rollover accident lawyers today.
What Causes Rollovers?
Rollovers, like all other types of car accidents, have a variety of causes. The most common cause of rollovers is speeding. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), approximately 40 percent of rollovers are caused by speeding. Other rollover causes include:
- Drunk driving;
- Distracted driving; and
- Collisions with stationary objects like medians and fences. According to the NHTSA, 85 percent of rollovers are single vehicle crashes.
Injuries you Can Suffer in a Rollover
There are many ways you can be injured in a rollover. These include:
- Broken bones;
- Soft tissue injuries;
- Traumatic brain injuries;
- Cuts; and
- Spinal cord injuries.
These injuries can have complications and lead to permanent disabilities like paralysis and cognitive impairment. They can also cause you to suffer additional conditions, like depression.
Pursuing Compensation for your Rollover Accident Damages
In Florida, all drivers are required to carry personal injury protection (PIP) coverage. With this coverage, injured victims file claims with their own automobile insurance providers, rather than those of the other parties involved in their accidents. With a PIP claim, there is no need to prove that the other party was negligent in order to recover compensation for your damages.
There are circumstances under which a PIP claim is not the right choice for pursuing accident-related compensation. Often, this is because the victim’s damages exceed his or her coverage. In these circumstances, a Florida car accident victim can file a personal injury claim.
With this type of claim, the victim must demonstrate that his or her injury and related losses were the direct result of another party’s negligence and that he or she suffered specific monetary losses. He or she can demonstrate this with evidence, such as:
- A copy of the official police report for the accident;
- Copies of testimonies from witnesses to the accident;
- Photographs of the accident scene;
- Testimony from his or her doctor discussing the injury and the victim’s prognosis; and
- Documentation of the victim’s lost wages. This includes his or her current lost wages from missing work and his or her reduced future earning capacity because of the injury.
Work with an Experienced Boynton Beach Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been injured in a rollover and you are now facing damages beyond what a PIP claim can cover, start talking to an experienced car accident lawyer now to learn more about your rights and legal options regarding a personal injury claim. Contact Leifer & Ramirez today to set up your free legal consultation in our office.