Cape Girardeau SUV Rollover Accidents
Auto Accident Lawyers Fighting for People Injured in Cape Girardeau
If you have driven in either Cape Girardeau County or Scott County, you have more than likely seen a fair number of sport utility vehicles (SUVs). Many motorists love SUVs and get a great deal of enjoyment from them. However, due to SUVs having a high center of gravity, they are more susceptible to rolling over than other standard passenger vehicles like four-door sedans. If an SUV rollover accident has left you or a loved one with injuries, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries and losses with the help of one of the Cape Girardeau car accident attorneys of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. For over 30 years, our large personal injury law firm has been representing car crash victims throughout areas like Southeast Missouri. We have more than 30 knowledgeable lawyers and upwards of 120 diligent staff members who are ready to take your call. See how NST can help you today!
The Dangers of SUV Rollover Accidents
Unfortunately, SUV rollover collisions are not difficult to cause; this is due to the weight and high center of gravity of SUVs. While many instances of SUVs rolling over occur due to speeding on winding roads, they can just as easily occur while traveling at low speeds. For example, an SUV turning the corner of Themis Street and North Lorimier Street in front of the Common Pleas Courthouse – located at 44 North Lorimier Street, Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701 – can be enough to cause the vehicle to roll over. Negligent acts, such as texting while driving and distracted driving, can also contribute to the likelihood of an SUV rolling over.
If such a collision occurred due to another driver’s negligence and caused you to suffer injuries, you may be able to bring a lawsuit against that individual in order to recover economic and non-economic damages. In order to obtain compensation, you will have to establish the defendant’s negligence by showing that your injuries were caused by the other driver breaching a duty of reasonable care that was owed to you. However, in this type of collision especially, you should retain a knowledgeable car wreck lawyer because the accident may have happened due to a manufacturing defect rather than negligence, and if that is the case, the legal route worth pursing would be a product liability claim. Your attorney should investigate all potential theories of recovery on your behalf.
Compensation for your losses, such as hospital bills, can become the focus of your case once liability has been established. Medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and other monetary losses stemming from the collision can be compensated for via economic damages. On the other end of the spectrum, non-economic damages are awarded for intangible losses, including pain and suffering, disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
Consult an Experienced Motor Vehicle Collision Attorney About Your Case Today
While many drivers all over the country love SUVs, other motorists do not share that sentiment due to the possibility of SUV rollover accidents, which can be disastrous in every sense of the word. At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, we assist people injured in car wrecks in Cape Girardeau, Caruthersville, Hayti, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Jackson, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Memphis, Tupelo, Oxford, Starkville, Grenada, Columbus, Meridian, and in other communities throughout Missouri, Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Kentucky. Contact us today by calling us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or by completing our online form to schedule a free consultation with an auto accident attorney. Our team looks forward to showing you why NST is the way to go.