Nashville SUV Rollover Accidents
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) are driven by countless people throughout Tennessee and the rest of the South. They tend to be a popular option among larger families due to their spaciousness, features, and a host of other reasons. Unfortunately, due to their size, shape, center of gravity, and weight distribution, SUVs tend to be more susceptible to rollover accidents – the results of which can be cataclysmic and permanent. If you or a loved one has been injured in an SUV rollover accident, the Nashville car accident lawyers of Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz are ready to discuss your case and guide you through the legal process. Our firm is the largest personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, and over the past 25+ years that we have been representing people injured in auto accidents, we have recovered more than $1.5 billion in damages for those injured victims and their families.
Recovering Damages for an SUV Rollover Accident
More often than not, negligence plays a main factor when an SUV rolls over in a collision, and you can recover damages from the defendant if you can prove that the cause of your injuries was the SUV driver’s failure to exercise reasonable care – which all drivers are obligated to do – while driving. For example, if an SUV driver drifts into your lane of oncoming traffic due to being distracted by texting , swerves to avoid a head-on collision with you, rolls over because of the sharp turn, and collides with your vehicle anyway, the defendant may be held liable for negligence.
To have a better chance of proving the SUV driver’s negligence in the aforementioned example, you should consider hiring a skilled accident attorney in the Davidson County area who can help procure eyewitness testimony and valuable evidence, such as the SUV driver’s phone records to see if the driver was texting at the time of the collision. If the collision was caused by a defect in the SUV, you may also bring a product liability lawsuit against the manufacturer or associated individuals in the chain of distribution. To verify that the cause was in fact caused by a defect, you may have to bring in an expert witness.
The injuries you may sustain from an SUV rollover collision can be severe. You may have fractured bones, head trauma, scarring, or worse as a result. For your injuries and losses, you may be entitled to compensatory damages. For example, if you sought medical attention for your injuries after an accident, you may be awarded economic damages to compensate you for related medical bills. Future medical bills may also be covered by economic damages as well. If you experienced pain and suffering, disfigurement, or loss of enjoyment of life following the collision, non-economic damages may be awarded to you as well.
Consult a Car Accident Lawyer in Nashville Today
An SUV rollover accident has the potential to leave victims in critical condition with permanent injuries or worse. After this type of collision, you should consider legal representation from one of the Nashville attorneys at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz. Call our office at 800-LAW-4004 or complete our online form to schedule a free appointment.