Jackson, TN SUV Rollover Accidents
Auto Accident Attorneys Serving the Jackson Area and Beyond
When it comes to passenger safety in a car accident, different types of vehicles offer different types of protection. For example, sport utility vehicles (SUVs) will generally offer more impact protection than smaller vehicles due to their larger size and additional safety features. At the same time, SUV’s have a higher center of gravity, making them much more likely to roll over than smaller vehicles. SUV rollover accidents can be serious, as they increase the likelihood that an occupant of that car will suffer a head or neck injury. In some cases, this can result in spinal fractures, traumatic brain injuries, or even death. If you have been injured in a SUV rollover accident in Jackson, Tennessee or the surrounding area, let the Jackson car accident lawyers at Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz help you seek compensation for your losses. We are the largest plaintiff’s personal injury law firm based in Tennessee, and we have recovered over $1.5 billion in compensation for our injured clients.
Pursuing Claims in a SUV Rollover Accident
Generally, car wreck victims in Tennessee must prove that their injuries were caused by the negligence of another driver before they can recover for their losses. In car accident cases, negligence is usually established by evidence that the other driver was acting unreasonably under the circumstances. Unreasonable actions that a jury might find to be negligent can include speeding, aggressive driving, distracted driving, fatigued driving, drunk driving, and others. By contacting a Jackson lawyer experienced in car accident cases, you will have someone at your side who can investigate your wreck and help you find the evidence you need to prove the other driver’s negligence.
If the driver who negligently caused your accident was driving a commercial vehicle, such as a big rig truck or a delivery vehicle, you may also have a claim against the driver’s employer. Under the doctrine of vicarious liability, the employer could be held responsible for your injuries if the driver was acting within the course and scope of their employment when they caused your accident. Alternately, the employer could be held responsible for their own negligent actions, which might include negligent hiring, negligent supervision, failure to comply with safety regulations, improper maintenance, and more.
Another major aspect of your negligence claim will be your damages. In most car accident cases, the damages that an injured party can recover will consist mainly of the medical bills and lost wages incurred as a result of the accident, as well as the injured party’s pain and suffering. However, in SUV rollover accidents, the injuries involved are more likely to be severe or even permanent. In cases involving that level of injury, additional damages may be available, such as future medical expenses, future lost wages, loss of consortium, lost earning capacity, and more. To avoid missing out on compensation that you may be entitled to, it is important to discuss your case with an attorney familiar with car accident cases. To document future losses, expert testimony may be required.
Discuss Your Case With a Jackson Lawyer
At Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, our Jackson attorneys never want to see an injured victim receive less compensation than they deserve. If you have been injured in a SUV rollover accident, we encourage you to contact our office so that our attorneys can fight for your rights. Our firm serves accident victims in cities throughout the South, including Jackson, Memphis, Chattanooga, Knoxville, Nashville, Little Rock, Jonesboro, Caruthersville, Hayti, Oxford, Grenada, Meridian, Tupelo, Starkville, Columbus, and other cities across Tennessee, Arkansas, Missouri, Kentucky, and Mississippi. Call us toll-free at 800-529-4004 or fill out our online form to set up your free consultation with an auto accident attorney. NST is the way to go.