Being in a car that rolls over in an accident is one of the most terrifying things that can happen to a person. But almost as terrifying is the excessive medical debt that surviving such an accident can put you in. You should not end up in a financially devastating position due to an accident caused by another driver.
You do not need to handle this alone. Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi are excellent rollover accident lawyers in Bartlett. With more than 40 years of experience and having represented over 35,000 injured clients, we have the skills and experience necessary to get you the compensation you deserve.
Rollover Accident Statistics
Shelby County has the most licensed drivers in Tennessee and the most accidents by far. In the last decade, there have been more than 27,000 car accidents in Shelby County, which is more than 6,000 more than any other county in Tennessee.
About 71% of rollover car accidents are caused by cars taking curves at too high a speed. About 54% of the time, this is caused by drivers not paying attention to the road. The combination of the two is the most common cause of rollover accidents. However, rollover accidents are also often caused by collisions with other vehicles.
Rollover accidents can also be caused by the negligence of the driver, such as by driving while intoxicated, distracted driving, speeding, or driving while tired. If you are injured in a rollover accident, you should contact a Bartlett rollover accident attorney to determine if you can be compensated.
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The 10 Cars Most Prone to Rollover Accidents
The United States Department of Transportation performed a series of scientific tests to determine which cars are the most likely to be involved in rollover accidents. According to these tests, the ten vehicles most prone to rollover accidents, in no specific order, are:
- Toyota Camry
- Ram 1500 Crew Model
- Nissan Versa
- Mercury Mariner
- Mazda Tribute
- Honda CR-Z
- Honda Civic
- Ford Ranger
- Ford Escape
- Buick Lucerne
These cars are much more likely than the average vehicle to roll over in an accident. It is also important to know that newer cars (2019 and later) are far safer than older cars when it comes to rollovers.
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Most Common Injuries in Rollover Accidents
People who are involved in rollover accidents can suffer from several different types of serious and potentially life-threatening injuries. These injuries are not only painful and life-altering, but they can also be incredibly expensive to treat. This is why it is important to hire a good rollover accident attorney in Bartlett so that you can be compensated for your injuries.
Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, are most common when occupants are ejected from the vehicle. Head injuries can cause a reduction in your cognitive function as well as other physical and emotional injuries.
This can, unfortunately, affect your ability to work and earn a living, especially if you work in a job that requires a high level of thinking. Luckily, lost future wage earning potential is one of the things that you can be compensated for if you are injured by someone else in a rollover accident.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Another type of serious injury that can result from a rollover car accident is a spinal cord injury. These are injuries to your back and spine.
The most serious possible consequence of this type of injury is partial or complete paralysis. These accidents can also cause extreme long-lasting pain.
Of course, an injury risk in any accident is the risk of breaking bones. Broken bones are usually easily treatable but can cause extreme pain, and if you break bones in your legs, it can cause you not to be able to walk for several weeks.
Regardless of what injuries you sustain in a rollover accident, the treatment can be very expensive. If you were not at fault for the accident, justice demands that you are compensated for your injuries.
When you have been injured in a rollover car accident, do not try to go it alone. Let a skilled Bartlett rollover accident lawyer do the hard part for you. Contact Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi for a free consultation and case review.
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Are There Caps on the Amount of Compensation that I Can Receive?
Under Tennessee state law, there are limits on the amount of compensation that you are able to receive for personal injury damages, but only on non-economic damages. Non-economic damages include compensation for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, or essentially any other subjective damages that the jury can award within their discretion.
There are no limits on economic damages, which are set damages such as your medical bills or lost wages. For non-economic damages, there is a legal limit of $750,000. If you suffer a “catastrophic” injury, the cap increases to $1,000,000.
Sometimes, punitive damages, which are extra damages that are meant to punish especially egregious behavior such as drunk driving, are also able to be recovered. In Tennessee, punitive damages are capped at double the amount of economic damages, or $500,000, whichever number is higher. As you can see, you can still recover millions of dollars in damages in cases where you are severely injured.
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How to Recover Damages
When you have been injured by someone else’s negligence in a rollover accident, you should call Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi. Over the last 40 years, we have represented over 35,000 injured clients and recovered more than 500 million dollars in damages for them. For example, we recently recovered $6.8 million for a client who was injured in an accident with a tractor-trailer.
There is no risk to you for contacting us. Not only will we review your case for free, but you will not have to pay us unless we get some compensation for you. Contact Gatti, Keltner, Bienvenu & Montesi for excellent legal representation.
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