At Downtown LA Law Group we understand that being injured in a rollover accident can lead to many unanswered questions. During the years many questions are asked to our lawyers by SUV and Truck accident victims. Some of the most commonly asked questions regarding Rollover accidents and injury claims and recovery are as follows
Why are Sport Utility Vehicles SUV‘s Vans and lights trucks, more likely to rollover?
There different factors which contribute to the increased probability of rollover accident by Sports Utility Vehicles, light trucks, and Passenger vans. Such factors include:
- Manufacturing and design defects
- Excessive Speed while making turns
- Excessive Speeding during slippery and wet roadway conditions
- Alcohol use while driving
- Distracted Driving
- T-boned accidents
- Roof Defects
- Objects on Roads
Automobile manufactured liability for Rollover Injuries. Can Car Companies be held responsible to Light Truck, Van, and SUV Rollover Accidents? Auto manufactures can he held responsible for injuries or death due to a Rollover accident if a design defect or a manufacturing defect was a contributing cause of a victims injuries.
Can I sue if a relative was killed in a Rollover Accident?
Lawsuits in the State of California for the death of a loved one are referred to as Wrongful Death Claims. California’s wrongful death statute states…
” A cause of action for the death of a person caused by the wrongful act or neglect of another may be asserted by any of the following persons or by the decedent’s personal representative on their behalf: The decedent’s surviving spouse or domestic partner, children, and issue of deceased children, or, if there is no surviving issue of the decedent, the persons, including the surviving spouse or domestic partner, who would be entitled to the property of the decedent by intestate succession.”
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What types of recover – compensation is available for my damages?
- Medical costs
- Future medical care
- Loss or income
- Loss of future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional and psychological damages
- Punitive damages where the property owners displayed reckless behavior or gross negligence
- Property damage
- Loss of consortium
How to Prove SUV Rollover Negligence in a California SUV Rollover Accident claim?
According to California Personal Injury Law, a Party is Negligent when it fails in a manner expected of a reasonably prudent person acting under similar circumstances. Negligence in auto accident cases requires the demonstration of four elements: (1) A Duty of Care is owed to the plaintiff under the circumstances, (2) the responsible party breach their duty of care to the injured party (plaintiff) (3) the defendant was the actual and proximate cause of the plaintiff’s damages and (4) the plaintiff actually suffered some harm (psychological or physical) as a result of the defendants negligence.
Which SUVs at most risk of rollover crashes
Sports Utilities are well known for rolling over because of their higher center of gravity. A list of the most rollover prone vehicles is as follows
- Jeep Grand Cherokee
- Isuzu Trooper
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Land Rover Discovery
- Range Rover
- Jeep CJ
- Suziki Samurai
At what point is it wise to contact a accident personal injury attorney?
You should contact an Accident Lawyer immediately if while at the scene of the accident you believe all danger has dissipated and all who need medical treatment have been tended to. In most instances the sooner you contact a lawyer regarding your injuries and property damage the better. One needs to act fast obtaining consultation from an attorney who will advise you of the legal significance of any action you take. Also a skilled Injury lawyer will be able to investigate the matter, obtain evidence before it can be destroyed by the defendant, and begin the process quickly so that you can receive compensation as early as possible.
Who do I contact if I have been injured in a Rollover Traffic Accident?
If you need a California Rollover Attorney we can help. We will take care of every legal detail and make sure you achieve the highest compensation possible for your loss; in the meantime, concentrate on the most important part of this process – your recovery. Statute of Limitations: Remember that it is crucial to act quickly after you’ve been injured to report any collision accident claim before limitations can lower or extinguish your rightful claim.