Largo Rollover Truck Accident Attorney
These wrecks only account for about 3 percent of traffic collisions in Florida. Yet rollover wrecks account for about 35 percent of the roadway fatalities in the Sunshine State. Vehicles with high centers of gravity, like buses and large trucks, are more likely to be involved in rollover wrecks. Driver error, usually impairment or aggressive driving, usually causes these collisions. Frequently, the victims are passengers in the rollover vehicle. These cases have some special emotional issues.
Many passengers don’t want to “blame” a driver for a wreck. That’s especially true if, as is usually the case, the driver and passenger have a personal relationship. However, injury claims do not blame anyone for anything. Instead, they simply ensure that individuals take responsibility for the mistakes they make. Additionally, at least in most cases, the tortfeasor (negligent driver) isn’t financially responsible for damages or litigation costs, such as legal fees. A third party, usually an insurance company, typically covers these expenses. Moreover, passengers incur medical and other bills that must be paid. They shouldn’t have to reach into their own pockets to pay them.
A diligent Largo rollover truck accident attorney at Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff works hard to obtain maximum compensation for medical bills and other economic losses, such as property damage and lost work income. Our professional team also obtains compensation for noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium (companionship), emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment in life. Additional punitive damages are also available, in some extreme cases.
Rollover Crash Injuries
The average injury-related hospital bill is over $100,000. A closer look at the serious injuries often involved in rollover wrecks makes it easy to see why.
- Spine Injuries: The extreme and violent motion of a rollover wreck often knocks the delicate chain of bones and vertebrae in the spine out of alignment. These injuries are extremely painful at best and completely disabling at worst. In fact, the lifetime medical bills associated with a catastrophic spine injury often exceed $5 million.
- Head Injuries: This same violent motion causes the brain to slam violently and repeatedly against the skull. That’s because, contrary to popular myth, the brain doesn’t fit snugly inside the skull, like a hand in a glove. Instead, the lage skull is a water tank that suspends the small brain in cerebrospinal fluid.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Also contrary to popular myth, PTSD isn’t a “processing disorder” which randomly affects some people. Instead, extreme stress, like being in a rollover wreck, alters the brain’s chemical balance. The symptoms of this imbalance include hypervigilance, depression, flashbacks, and other traditional PTSD symptoms.
Collision-related injuries are difficult to diagnose and treat. Therefore, a Largo rollover truck accident attorney connects victims with top-notch doctors who usually charge nothing upfront for their assistance.
Resolving Your Claim for Damages
Almost all personal injury claims settle out of court. If all the issues are perfectly clear, a personal injury attorney may be able to settle the matter without filing legal paperwork.
However, since there’s so much money at stake and since rollover crash claims have so many moving parts, victims must normally file suit to jumpstart negotiations.
If the case remains unresolved as the trial date approaches, most Pinellas County judges will refer it to mediation. A third party mediator ensures that both sides negotiate in good faith. Mostly because of this court supervision element, mediation is about 90 percent successful in civil cases.
Reach Out to a Dedicated Pinellas County Attorney
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Largo rollover truck accident attorney, contact Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.