Seminole Rollover Truck Accident Attorney
Occasionally, defective products, like defective tires, cause rollover accidents. Driver error, however, causes over 98 percent of such wrecks. This error may occur before tortfeasors (negligent drivers) start their engines. The duty of care, which applies to most drivers, doesn’t require them to get state inspections before every trip. It does, however, require them to visually inspect their vehicles, take notice of any warning lights, and properly address the issue. Other driver errors include speeding, tailgating, and otherwise driving aggressively.
Most people would agree that people who cause wrecks don’t deserve to go to jail, unless the circumstances are extreme. Most people would agree, however, that these individuals should accept responsibility for the mistakes they make. If Laura forgets to water Brenda’s plants while Brenda is out of town, Laura should pay compensation (replace the plants). If Laura’s driving mistake causes a rollover accident that injures Brenda, Laura should pay compensation. This compensation is higher, because Brenda is worth a lot more than a houseplant.
If the tortfeasor voluntarily and immediately does the right thing, there’s no need for an attorney to get involved. But most people, and most insurance companies, try to dodge their responsibilities if they can. That’s where the Seminole rollover truck accident attorney at The Reep Law Firm becomes involved. We hold individuals responsible for their driving mistakes and ensure that victims receive maximum compensation for their serious injuries. This compensation usually includes money for economic losses, such as medical bills, and noneconomic losses, such as pain and suffering.
Vehicle Collision Injuries
The lifetime medical bills in a spine injury or other catastrophic injury case are often more than $5 million. Some specific injuries include:
- Back Injury: The spine is not a long, snake-like bone. Rather, it’s a chain of small bones, each one no larger than a quarter. Any force that knocks these bones out of alignment often causes serious and painful injuries. Frequently, the victim’s only treatment options are risky back surgery or a large amount of addictive pain pills. Neither option is very attractive.
- Head Injury: Whiplash is one of the most common collision-related head-neck injuries. The extreme force of a collision causes the neck to snap violently backward and forward. The resulting nerve injury is difficult to diagnose and even more difficult to treat. That’s very bad news for victims, since unless they get prompt and proper treatment, whiplash could cause paralysis.
- Internal Injuries: The same extreme force causes internal organs to smash against one another. Since these organs have no protective skin layer, a slight abrasion usually causes massive bleeding. In fact, by the time they arrive at hospitals, many vehicle collision victims have already lost about a fifth of their blood, putting them on the brink of hypovolemic shock and organ shutdown.
We mentioned future medical expenses above. It’s very important that a Seminole rollover truck accident attorney not settle a case too quickly. If that happens, the settlement might not account for all future medical expenses. As a result, the victim could be financially responsible for them.
Eventually, most vehicle collision claims settle out of court. They often settle during mediation. A third party mediator ensures that both sides negotiate in good faith. Therefore, civil mediation is about 90 percent successful.
Count on a Dedicated Pinellas County Attorney
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Seminole rollover truck accident attorney, contact Reep, Coleman & Stubbendorff. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.