San Antonio Rollover Accident Lawyer
A car crash is known as a rollover accident if the vehicle tips onto its side or roof at any time during the crash. It is a dangerous crash, with a higher fatality rate than other car accidents. In many rollovers, drivers or passengers are ejected from the vehicle, increasing the likelihood of serious injury or fatal injury.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a San Antonio rollover accident, the legal team at the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is here to help you fight for justice and just compensation. Troy has more than 30 years of legal experience and the knowledge to capably handle every aspect of your car accident claim. Troy knows how to deal with insurance adjusters and companies because he has also worked to defend insurance companies. Troy is among the fewer than 7 percent of attorneys in the state who are Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
Contact Troy today to schedule your free case review and speak with a skilled Texas rollover attorney about seeking maximum compensation.
What To Do Right After A Rollover Car Accident?
After a car accident, you may be shocked, disoriented, and unsure of what to do and what’s necessary to protect your legal rights. Contacting the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover for help is a quick and effective way to orient yourself and understand your legal options. We can walk you through the next steps to take.
At a car accident scene, if you can, you should:
- Check yourself and your passengers for injuries. Check on occupants of other vehicles involved in the accident, too. Call 911 to request emergency medical services if there are injuries. If you feel any pain, limit your movement. Keep in mind that some internal and soft tissue injuries are not always immediately apparent. You should get a medical exam as soon as possible, regardless of how you feel. Having a medical diagnosis of your injuries is important if you need to file a claim later.
- Contact police. Under Texas law, you must report any car accident that results in $1,000 of apparent property damage or that causes serious injuries or death. Call 911 for the local police department or state police to have a law enforcement officer dispatched to the scene of the crash.
- Exchange information. Drivers in a car accident should exchange names, phone numbers, email addresses, postal addresses, vehicle registration numbers, and auto insurance policy numbers.
- Document the accident. Take photos and video of damage to each vehicle, including any skid marks or other debris in the roadway, or anything that may have contributed to the accident. Record witness names and contact information.
- Notify your insurance carrier. You are required to notify your insurance company if you are involved in an accident. But stick to the basic facts of when and where the accident occurred. Do not allow the insurer to take a recorded statement until you have spoken to an attorney. Anything you say to an insurance representative may be used to deny your claim. An alternative is to let our firm contact your insurer. We can take care of all insurance contact and paperwork for you and make sure your claim is proper and complete.
- Obtain a copy of the police report. Get a copy directly from the police department or from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Why Choose The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover For Your Rollover Accident?
The Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover is a full-service personal injury firm that serves clients across Bexar County and all of South Texas from offices in San Antonio.
At the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover, we believe that accident victims deserve zealous legal representation. We are dedicated to providing aggressive representation for the aggrieved and injured.
Troy A. Brookover has been a licensed attorney in Texas since 1992 with legal experience inside and outside of the courtroom. His law firm has helped thousands of clients in a variety of personal injury cases over the years. Troy Brookover has obtained numerous six- and seven-figure awards for clients to compensate them for medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Past cases are not predictive of future results, but they do show our experience handling serious injury cases.
In addition to experience, our firm has the resources and dedication necessary to investigate your case, gather evidence, hire expert witnesses, and build a strong case for maximum compensation to you.
If you want to get a better idea of what it’s like working with us, contact us for a free case consultation and read what our clients have to say about us.
How Much You Can Get For A Rollover Accident Claim?
Every motor vehicle accident insurance claim has factors that make it different from others. It is not possible to predict how much any particular claim is worth. The compensation you may demand in a rollover accident will depend on such factors as:
- The severity of your injuries
- The cost of medical care you require
- The insurance coverage available
- The other driver’s degree of liability
- Whether your actions contributed to the accident.
As your attorneys, we will document the full extent of your injuries and all of your compensable losses. We will gather evidence of the other driver’s liability and be prepared to refute any evidence of your liability for the crash. We will demand full compensation for you from the insurance carriers and be prepared to take a solid case to court for you if the insurer refuses to agree to a proper settlement.
How Is Determined Liability In A Rollover Car Crash?
After a rollover accident, a thorough investigation may be necessary to determine why the crash happened. Past accident investigations have found rollovers caused by:
- The impact of a collision that tipped the vehicle, such as a T-bone accident, in which the front of one vehicle hits the side of another vehicle.
- Driver error, such as speeding in a curve, which caused the vehicle to roll over
- The design of a top-heavy motor vehicle, such as an SUV or large pickup
- Faulty tires experiencing a blowout or deflating suddenly due to tread separation
A legal claim for compensation after a rollover accident would typically seek to hold a negligent driver liable for the accident. Texas is an at-fault insurance state, meaning that the at-fault driver’s liability insurance policy is responsible for paying for injuries and losses.
In some rollover cases, we may have grounds to pursue a third-party product liability claim against the manufacturer or distributor of a faulty automotive product or vehicle.
The types of evidence we would seek as we investigated your accident include:
- Accident report
- Eyewitness testimony
- Photos and videos of the accident
- Physical damage to the vehicles and nearby property
- Skid marks and other physical signs of the car wreck
- Footage from security, dash, or body cameras
- Testimony from accident reconstruction experts
- Corporate documents pertaining to a suspected faulty vehicle or automotive product
Most Common Causes of Rollover Accidents in Texas
Vehicles that are taller and have greater ground clearance are more likely to roll over because they have a higher center of gravity. This problem is especially true among, large passenger vans and large pickup trucks.
A vehicle with a propensity to roll over may be in an accident described as a tripped accident. A tripped rollover occurs when a vehicle hits something, such as a curb or guardrail causing it to roll on its side. A blown or suddenly deflated tire can cause a vehicle to trip as well.
A vehicle that hits another vehicle and causes it to roll over may be said to have tripped the vehicle in the rollover accident. If your rollover occurred as a result of another driver running into you, it is likely the driver was moving at an excessive speed.
A vehicle may overturn if it goes too fast around a curve, such as a highway exit ramp. An untripped rollover accident can occur if a top-heavy vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed swerves quickly, such as to avoid a collision. A vehicle that rolls over on its own can cause secondary accidents among drivers trying to avoid the wreck.
Most Common Injuries of Rollover Accidents in Texas
A car occupant who survives a rollover accident is likely to suffer serious injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Broken and crushed bones.
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and spinal cord injuries from being thrown about as the vehicle rolls over
- Internal bleeding and internal organ damage
- Burns in car crashes are usually due to contact with hot metal, liquids, or steam.
Schedule A Free Case Review With Our Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Attorneys
If you were injured in a rollover accident in San Antonio that was someone else’s fault, contact the Law Offices of Troy A. Brookover for experienced legal help. Our San Antonio car accident lawyer provides a free consultation so you can learn about your legal rights and how he can help with your claim.