Rollover accidents can cost thousands in property damage and medical bills. If you were a victim in a rollover accident and it was someone else’s fault, you may want to file a lawsuit for compensation.
If you were involved in a rollover accident and believe that the other party caused it, call us today. You may be able to work with a Bohemia rollover accident lawyer from our office, who can offer legal guidance and support throughout your case. Give us a call at (631) 600-0000 to get started with a free case assessment.
Compensation Is Possible for You and Your Family
When a family member suffers a medical crisis, everyone has to make adjustments. That can mean taking on extra work and going without certain luxuries. For some families, though, it can mean even more extreme action, like moving, selling belongings, and going into crippling debt. This should not have to be your family’s reality because of an accident that was not your fault.
You can recover both economic and non-economic damages from your accident with a lawsuit. That means costs that have an easily assigned dollar value and those that do not. Here are some examples of what you could recover with a successful lawsuit:
- Medical bills, for everything from emergency room visits and hospital stays to surgery and physical therapy
- Lost wages you have missed because of time away from work to treat your injuries
- Diminished earning capacity to make up for the loss of future income you may be faced with because of your injuries
- Property damage to compensate for the repair or replacement of your vehicle after the accident
In addition to these economic damages, you could receive non-economic damages as well, such as for:
- Pain and suffering
- Anxiety and depression
- Loss of consortium or companionship, if the injuries you sustained will alter your relationships, such as intimacy with a spouse
Insurance may not be able to cover all these losses for you. If you lost a family member in this accident, you could seek the expenses for their funeral and burial and all the costs incurred because of the accident.
Do Not Miss the Statute of Limitations
In the state of New York, you have a designated amount of time to file your lawsuit for personal injury or wrongful death. For a personal injury case, you have three years, according to CVR § 214. For wrongful death, that time limit is just two years after your loved one’s death, according to EPTL 5-4.1.
These are known as statutes of limitations, and it is important you do not let the deadline in your case go by. If you do, your lawsuit may be dismissed. There are sometimes exceptions to the statute of limitations, such as incapacitation after an accident or if the victim was a minor at the time of the crash.
You can speak with a lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., about your situation. We can offer a free consultation with a member of our team about your accident. You will not owe us unless we win.
We can advise you on the next steps in your case, how much you can pursue in awards, and how the law affects your situation, including the statute of limitations. You do not need to know the law because we do. Our team wants to stand with you and your family to get the compensation you need.
Car Accidents in the United States and New York State
Many factors can contribute to a rollover crash, including vehicle type, road conditions, and driver behavior, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Speeding is negligent behavior and highly correlated to fatality in rollover crashes. If a driver was speeding and caused an accident, they could be found liable for the crash and damages associated.
The NHTSA also reports that while rollover accidents only accounted for about 2% of all accidents in 2010, they made up over one-third of crash deaths. That means a rollover accident can be particularly dangerous.
According to the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles (NYDMV), the vast majority of accidents are caused by “human factors.” That can mean aggressive driving, distracted driving, disregard or ignorance of traffic laws, and other behaviors. If this sounds like your accident, you may have a case for compensation. A Bohemia rollover accident lawyer from Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can help you explore your legal options.
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Those involved in a rollover crash could suffer from injuries to the head, chest, spine, or neck, broken bones, or even worse. These injuries and their treatment cost thousands of dollars and could be life-altering. If it can be proven that the other driver was being negligent, they may owe damages.
With a successful lawsuit, you can recoup compensation for your medical bills, property damages, lost wages, and more. You should not have to pay for all the costs of an accident that was not your fault. A lawsuit is a way to recover what you have unfairly lost because of someone else’s poor judgment.
The team at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. can help guide you through your case. We have a Bohemia rollover accident lawyer at our firm ready to give you advice about how to proceed with your case at each stage. Call us today at (631) 600-0000 for a free consultation.