SUV/Vehicle Rollover Accidents

SUV/Vehicle Rollover Accidents

SUV’S are dangerous motor vehicles because they have the propensity to roll over. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulates automobile safety standards, investigates safety defects in motor vehicles and enforces fuel economy standards and conducts research on driver behavior and traffic safety. NHTSA has published reports that most SUV’s have a high center of gravity and when combined with a narrow track width, it creates a propensity for SUV’s to rollover. Since SUV’S have become family vehicles, more weight has increased the vehicles propensity to roll, and resulted in causing victims to suffer serious bodily injury or death.

When an SUV rolls over, the seatbelt in these vehicles are not designed to tie you to the seat, and as a direct result the roof is flimsy and will crash from 10-12 inches, or you may be flailed around with your seat belt on, causing serious head injuries or wrongful fatalities. When combined with a defective tire, the propensity to roll is enhanced threefold and the likelihood of serious bodily injury or death to the occupants is imminent.

Preserve Evidence

After an accident case, victims of an accident often delay making decisions because they don’t know what to do. Waiting to seek help will often have an impact on you case, because insurance companies commence their investigation immediately by talking to witnesses, taking recorded statements and gathering evidence to enable them to deny your claim. We encourage accident victims to contact our office immediately to preserve the evidence and to present the evidence in a manner that is favorable to a successful outcome. We will immediately investigate a claim, employ investigators, locate witnesses, take recorded statements, preserve skid marks, take photographs of property damage of all vehicle, and locate evidence that may be found at the scene or elsewhere. We will also assist in getting you immediate medical attention with the right medical provider’s that can make a substantial difference in your case. If you fail to seek medical treatment immediately, adjusters will often make excuses that you waited two weeks before seeking medical attention and that you were injured in another accident or that you were not in pain.

Don’t let the evidence vanish or get destroyed. Call our law firm today and get immediate help.

Whiplash Injury – Understand Your Symptoms

After an accident, victims often experience pain in the head, neck or at the base of the skull which is often referred to as “Whiplash”.  Many symptoms often associated with the whiplash syndrome include, headaches, memory loss, confusion, difficulty concentrating, blurry visions, dizziness, ringing in the ears, fatigue, and overall weakness.  The diagnosis for a head or neck injury is especially important and is usually made by X-rays, MRI’s, CAT Scans, myleograms, discograms, electromyograms, and bone scans to determine the nature and extent of your injuries.  It is important to have an experienced personal injury attorney, who understands the cause of your symptoms, the necessity of a proper diagnosis, the type of doctors needed to examine your personal injuries, and what can be done medically as well as legally to enhance your recovery.  Presentation of your case to a jury is everything and winning lawyers have to know what formulas of success will produce a satisfactory recovery for their clients.

The most common type of whiplash occurs in an automobile accident when your body is violently hurled around inside your vehicle.  Whiplash is sustained when a victim’s head is hurled forward (hyperextension) and then backward (hyperflexion) in a motor vehicle accident.  Whiplash can occur from a rear-end collision, side impact, or head on collision.  Head and neck trauma usually occurs because the auto accident is usually abrupt and sudden, without any warning, and the occupants of the car are not prepared for the impact.  Whiplash injuries are the leading cause of symptoms complained about by victims of automobile accidents.

 

Experienced Head Injury Lawyers Get Results

Head or brain injuries are often the result of whiplash and many accident victims will begin to experience neurological symptoms the day after the accident.  Head injuries usually produce such symptoms as headaches, dizziness, blurry vision, poor concentration, change in emotions such as irritability, depression or short temper, sleep disturbance and many other symptoms. Our firm has represented hundreds of clients who have experienced head injuries and we know what strategies have produced winning results from experience. An experienced head injury attorney will document your symptoms from the very beginning and ensure that you are getting proper medical treatment from renowned physicians who are the leaders in their field.  It is imperative for a client who has suffered a head injury to seek medical attention from a board certified neurologist, psychologist, and/or psycho-neurologist who knows how to treat your symptoms and will prepare an expert report detailing the nature and extent of your injuries for the judge or jury or insurance adjuster evaluating your case. Our firm has represented hundreds of clients who have suffered head injuries in automobile accident cases and premises liability cases and we have developed strategies that are designed to produced results.

Neck Injury Lawyers Who Get Results

Neck injuries are common in automobile accidents and can be life altering events.  Many people who suffer neck injuries are not able to go back to work because of the symptoms creating chronic daily pain and physical pain and mental anguish.  Neck injuries often produce such symptoms as, throbbing, pulsating sharp or dull pain that worsens as the day turns into night.  Like head, injuries, neck injuries occur because the head and neck are jerked forward and backward or even sideways, causing whiplash and ligament damage or compression fractures.  The impact of the collision can cause a herniated, slipped or protruding disc, causing you severe pain and permanent impairment.  The symptoms may often include radiation of pain down into your arms or hands, with a numbness sensation, or pain in between your shoulder blades, stiffness or restricted range of motion, or producing pain palpable to touch.  Many of my clients have complained that their head is now too heavy for their neck, which I call the skull effect, and have to wear a neck brace daily for support; notwithstanding, most clients tell me that it does not resolve the pain.  If you have suffered a neck injury, you may be in for the battle of your life, and hiring the right lawyer is an important decision, because you will have to live with the recovery for the rest of your life.

 

Experienced Back Injury Lawyers Know How to Handle Your Case

Back and neck injuries can affect the quality of your life and rob you of the enjoyment of life, and few people understand how you have lost the ability to function normally.  Many accident victims will suffer a herniated or protruding disc, which produces radiation of pain down into their legs and feet, creating a numbness sensation, impacting their daily life.  Spinal cord injuries are common in accidents and can cause serious nerve damage, ruptured or herniated discs, resulting in full or partial paralysis, numbness or loss of feeling, loss of reflexes and autonomic disturbances.  Spinal cord injuries can be very debilitating and can lead to substantial medical problems, including physical back pain, mental anguish, infection, sexual dysfunction, muscle spasms, chronic pain, loss of bladder control and interfere with the ability to sit, stand, or walk for long periods of time.  After an accident, having back and neck injuries, frequently preclude you from returning to full time employment and coupled with physical pain, it puts a financial strain on you and your life that can be unbearable.  Many clients lose their jobs because of their inability to work or because their work becomes sporatic, or their not able to perform the job that they were trained for or used to be able to do. In such instances, having an experienced back injury lawyer can make a difference in your life.  It’s the most important decision you will make in your case.

Experienced Injury Lawyers Who Listen To You

Our firm has handled hundreds of cases involving traumatic head injuries, neck and back injuries and we know what complaints to look for from our clients and what medical treatment is needed to help you and how to get results for your head, neck or back injuries. We will sit down with you, listen to your pain, and in most cases we will target the policy limits. If you have permanent debilitating daily head, neck or back injuries, we will recommend that you seek the policy limits available to the person who hit you or explore the responsible party’s financial ability to compensate you fully for your damages.  Don’t settle for less.

Experienced Accident Lawyers Who Understand Your Injuries

Hiring a personal injury attorney who understands the nature of and extent of your injuries, how it has impacted your life, what it means to your family financial, and what the future holds in store for you and your family is the most important decision you will make in your case.  Our firm has represented hundreds of accident victims, who have experienced head, neck and back injuries and it is important to have an experienced accident injury lawyer, who understands your situation and can explain how it has impacted your life to a judge or jury or to an insurance adjuster or mediator and get the results you deserve.

Verdicts and Settlements

Our verdicts and settlements show samples of cases that we have represented for our clients and reflect some of our results reached for our clients. However, no attorney can guarantee results and our verdicts and settlements are shown to you for information purposes only. It is important to employ an experienced personal injury attorney who has the knowledge, education and experience to handle your personal injury case and knows how to get results. When you hire a personal injury lawyer we would encourage you to ask specific questions and inquire about prior results and what strategies they will use in your case to make it happen.  We have learned from experience that results don’t’ just happen;experienced personal injury attorneys make results happen.  Call our law firm today for a free consultation!