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Rollover Accidents in Florida

accidents-3-145309-mIf you or someone close to you was injured in a rollover accident, we can help. Rollover accidents can have devastating and long-term consequences for everyone involved. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our skilled Miami accident attorneys have helped many South Florida clients seek the justice and compensation they deserve for their harm. We can diligently investigate the facts of your case and try to hold the at-fault party accountable.

Rollover accidents happen for a number of reasons, ranging from a driver making a dangerously sharp turn to being hit by another vehicle. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 55 percent of fatalities in a single-car crash involved rollovers. The NHTSA also reports there are approximately 280,000 rollover car accidents each year in the United States. In some years, rollover accidents have caused up to 10,000 deaths.

Rollover accidents are often caused by the negligence of another driver. Negligence refers to the failure to exercise reasonable care when driving. Reasonable care is defined as how a prudent person would act in the same or similar circumstances. As a result, what is considered reasonable will vary depending on the situation. For example, an SUV driver who makes excessively sharp turns at high speeds would be considered negligent if he caused a rollover accident and the resulting harm in this manner.

Negligent drivers may be held liable for the harm they cause. In order to prevail on a negligence claim, a plaintiff has to establish the following elements:  i) the defendant owed the victim a duty to drive using reasonable care; ii) the defendant breached the duty of care owed to the victim; iii) the defendant’s breach caused the accident; and iv) the plaintiff sustained quantifiable damages.

In other instances, rollover accidents are caused by a manufacturing defect. In such a case, the injured victim may be able to take legal action against the manufacturer under the theory of product liability law. Product liability law does not require showing that the manufacturer was negligent. Instead, the plaintiff can simply show that the car was manufactured in a way that caused the injury. Establishing fault in these cases can be extremely complicated, which is why it is helpful to have a qualified attorney on your side.

The injured party in an automobile accident case is entitled to compensation for their harm. The exact amount of compensation will vary based on the nature and extent of the plaintiff’s injuries. Typically, however, a plaintiff will be able to recover medical expenses, lost income and benefits, pain and suffering, rehabilitation, property damage, and any other expenses stemming from the accident.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a car rollover accident, contact the experienced Miami car crash lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon. Our firm has handled numerous rollover accident claims, and we can handle your case as well. We can zealously work to seek the maximum amount of compensation possible under the law. We understand that this is a stressful time, which is why you can expect the utmost compassion from our entire team. To find out about your options, contact us online or call us today at 1-877-499-HURT (4878).

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