Los Angeles Car Accident Lawyers
Skillful Representation in Rollover & Roof Crush Accident Claims
In an instant, a car accident can change your life forever. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the case of rollover and roof crush accidents that cause serious injury. Not only are you likely having to deal with your physical recovery, you must also figure out how to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and lost wages. You need an experienced attorney with the resources available to get to the bottom of the case, determine who is liable for your accident, and get you the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. For more than three decades, McMahan Law, PC has successfully litigated rollover and roof crush cases and has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients.
Contact our experienced car accident attorneys in Los Angeles at (310) 734-4485 to schedule a free case consultation.
Rollover & Roof Crush Accidents
Rollover accidents are common in the greater Los Angeles area and are responsible for thousands of catastrophic injuries and deaths every year. Typically, rollover accidents involve sport utility vehicles (SUVs), minivans, and small trucks, as these vehicles have a tendency to be top heavy with a high center of gravity. In fact, studies have shown that more than 30 percent of all fatal SUV crashes involved a rollover.
Roof crush accidents can occur when a vehicle, typically an SUV, rolls over and the roof fails because it cannot support the weight of the vehicle. Vehicle occupants can suffer severe head and neck injuries or even death as a result of being crushed by a roof that has failed.
At McMahan Law, our skillful lawyers have the experience and resources available to examine all the details of your case and build the strongest claim possible. In addition to police reports and accident reconstruction to find out what caused the accident, we look at all possible factors that may have played a role in your accident to help determine liability.
These factors may include:
- Dangerous road conditions
- Defective roadway design or construction
- Defective road maintenance
- Motor vehicle defects
- Tire defects
Compensation in Rollover & Roof Crush Accidents
Victims of rollover and roof crush accidents often have legal ground to seek compensation for damages.
Damages include, but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses: This includes not only all past and current medical bills, but also future treatment costs. Rollover and roof crush accidents often involve serious spinal injuries or other severe injuries that may require lifelong medical care.
- Lost wages: This includes your lost wages while you recover, any lost future income, and any potential wages you will not earn as a result of the injuries caused in the accident.
- Pain and suffering: You are also entitled to compensation for the suffering endured as a result of the accident.
What to Do After an Accident
The most important thing to do following a serious accident—after getting proper medical attention—is to preserve and document the vehicle as evidence. Take pictures and leave the car in its post-accident condition. Although you may want to sell or repair the car, which is only natural, you may be destroying critical evidence that could help you prove your case and increase your compensation substantially.
Do not despair if you’ve already sold, repaired, or otherwise disposed of the car, or if the car was consumed in the accident. In many cases, it is possible to reconstruct the cause of the injury by analyzing similar vehicles and similar accidents.
It is also very important that you contact a lawyer as soon as possible. Do not hesitate to see a lawyer, even if you think that the accident may have been your fault. It often turns out that injuries appearing to be the driver’s fault at first glance are really due to a defective product.
Our Los Angeles car accident attorneys are ready to help you pursue your due compensation. Call McMahan Law, PC today at (310) 734-4485 to discuss your case.