Pittsburgh Rollover Accident Lawyers
Personal Injury Lawyers Help Clients Recover from Catastrophic Injuries Suffered in Rollover Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA
A rollover accident is one of the more catastrophic types of motor vehicle accidents. Although modern vehicles have been designed to ensure occupants can survive a rollover, the violent forces involved in such an accident can still leave accident victims with serious, life-altering injuries, including broken bones, organ damage and internal bleeding, amputations, spinal cord injuries, and head and brain injuries. When a rollover accident is due to someone else’s fault, such as a negligent driver causing a collision, or a state or local government negligently maintaining a roadway whose condition creates a serious risk of drivers losing control of their vehicles, an injured rollover accident victim deserves to be compensated for his or her injuries and damages.
At Goodrich & Geist, P.C., our attorneys have more than 50 years of collective experience helping injured victims recover monetary compensation after being injured through no fault of their own. We understand the anxiety and stress that recovering from an injury can place on you and your family, which is why we are ready to vigorously advocate on your behalf to help get you the financial resources you need to help you through your recovery and to get you back to your normal life.
If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident in Pittsburgh through no fault of your own, contact our firm today to set up a free consultation with one of our experienced motor vehicle accident attorneys to learn more about your legal rights and options and about how our firm may be able to help you secure the financial compensation you need and deserve.
Common Reasons Why Vehicles Suffer Rollover Accidents
Although some drivers cause their own vehicles to rollover due to speeding and reckless driving maneuvers, many drivers suffer a rollover accident due to no fault of their own for reasons such as:
- Tire impacts — The vast majority of rollover accidents occur when one or more of your vehicle’s tires impacts something, causing your vehicle’s trajectory to be interrupted and pitching your vehicle sideways and initiating a rollover; you may also cause a rollover when a tire impact happens and you overcorrect your vehicle’s movement. A tire impact can happen from hitting debris in the road, a pothole, or a shoulder or curb
- Tire failure — A defective or worn tire can fail while the car is in motion, leaving to a loss of control
- Roadway hazards — These can include poor road conditions or construction zones with rough or uneven pavement; if a driver is unaware of these hazards, he or she may end up losing control of his or her vehicle
- High center of gravity on the vehicle — Some vehicles, especially trucks, SUVs, and minivans, are designed with a high center of gravity that can cause a driver to lose control and initiate a rollover, even in relatively normal conditions
- Multi-vehicle accidents — Rollovers can occur when a vehicle is T-boned by another vehicle, or if a driver has an accident occur in front of them or suddenly approaches a pileup accident, causing the driver to oversteer in an effort to avoid a collision and accidentally initiate a rollover of their own vehicle
Goodrich & Geist, P.C. Works Tirelessly to Secure Maximum Compensation for Victims of Pittsburgh Rollover Accidents
After you’ve been involved in a rollover accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation for the damages that you’ve suffered as a result of your injuries, such as:
- Past and future medical costs
- Costs of long-term care
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Lost enjoyment or quality of life
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
At Goodrich & Geist, our Pittsburgh rollover accident attorneys work tirelessly to determine how your accident occurred so that we can get to work securing the compensation you need and deserve. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and work with expert witnesses to figure out how your rollover accident occurred and identify the party or parties that may have been responsible for your accident, such as another negligent driver if your rollover occurred due to a collision or due to a pileup on the road, a local or state government if your rollover was caused by poor road conditions, or your vehicle’s manufacturer or a part manufacturer if a defect in your vehicle initiated the rollover. Our firm will aggressively pursue the responsible party to provide you with fair and full compensation for your injuries and damages.
Schedule an Initial Case Evaluation with a Rollover Accident Attorney at Goodrich & Geist Today
A rollover accident can leave you with catastrophic, life-altering injuries. Don’t wait another day to begin the process of pursuing financial compensation that you may deserve. Contact Goodrich & Geist today to schedule a no-obligation consultation with one of our Pittsburgh rollover accident attorneys to discuss the details of your case and learn more about your legal rights and options.
Frequently Asked Questions about Rollover Accidents in Pittsburgh, PA
Yes. Pennsylvania follows a comparative negligence rule that allows an injured plaintiff to recover compensation so long as his or her share of fault for his or her accident and injuries does not exceed 50 percent. However, the injured plaintiff’s recovery will be reduced to reflect his or her share of fault. As an example, if you are injured in a rollover accident and suffer $100,000 in damages but are found to be 20 percent at fault for your accident, your recovery of $100,000 in damages will be reduced by $20,000 to reflect your 20 percent share of fault.
Potentially. Although a single-vehicle rollover accident may seem like a freak accident with no one to blame (or only you to blame), our Pittsburgh rollover accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate the circumstances of your accident. We may find evidence showing that your rollover accident was caused by poor road surface conditions, which might entitle you to bring a negligence claim against the governmental entity responsible for the road’s maintenance, or by a defect in your vehicle, which might entitle you to bring a product liability claim against your vehicle’s manufacturer or the manufacturer of the defective part.