DC Rollover Truck Accident Lawyer
A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle, one or both the vehicles involved in an accident, turns over. That does not mean that the vehicle has to stay in that position on its roof, but it could maybe do a complete 360 and land back on the tires after the accident occurred.
A rollover vehicle accident can be horrific and can cause devastating injuries to all involved. They typically cause more significant injuries than a simple vehicle that was a simple fender bender. The vehicle is often a total loss because there is often frame damage involved, and the vehicle cannot be repaired.
Those involved in a rollover truck collision are often left with serious physical and emotional pain as well as significant medical expenses. A DC rollover truck accident lawyer could help you seek compensation for all of your injuries, including pain and suffering, mental anguish, lost wages, and loss of enjoyment of life. Roger Gelb has years of experience helping those who have been injured in an accident seek justice for their injuries and damages. Let a knowledgeable and seasoned truck accident attorney help you recover the compensation you need.
How Does a Rollover Crash Occur?
Rollover collisions occur often. Many accidents occur on the thoroughfare and is seen more frequently on highways than on city streets because there are higher speeds on highways. Usually, another vehicle comes from behind the stop sign or red light without slowing or stopping and strikes another vehicle. That is the most common way to turn a vehicle over.
Common Injuries Sustained in a Collision
The injuries in a rollover crash can be devastating. Injured claimant’s often deal with loss of consciousness. Those involved in a crash often have difficulty getting out of the vehicle to begin with. Many people have to be extracted from the damaged vehicle by fire personnel.
The most common injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Head trauma
- Organ damage
- Neck and spinal cord damage
- Loss of limb
- Scrapes and cuts
Documenting an Accident
Taking photos at the scene of an accident is very important. It is not always practical. Sometimes, a person is too badly injured to get images at the scene. The phone itself may be damaged due to the crash, but taking photos of the property damage and the scene of the accident is often extremely persuasive to not only to show how the accident occurred but also to show the severity of the impact.
Recovering Compensation for Damages
As in any other personal injury case, a claimant is entitled to getting their property damage taken care of which includes the repairs or the total loss of the vehicle, includes rental car reimbursement to the extent the claimant is entitled to. Other recoverable damages include medical bills being paid and reasonably necessary medical bills that are related to the accident. It includes reimbursement of lost wages, pain and suffering, mental anguish, and future medical bills. Additionally, punitive damages may be considered by the courts.
Schedule a Consultation With a DC Rollover Truck Accident Attorney
Truck accidents are dangerous. Those involved in a collision, especially a rollover crash, sustain catastrophic injuries. A knowledgeable DC rollover truck accident lawyer could review the evidence and help you get the compensation you need. Reach out to our legal team at Gelb & Gelb P.C. to discuss your rights and options following a rollover accident.