Were You Involved in a Rollover Accident in East Tennessee?
A rollover accident occurs when a vehicle involved in a wreck flips or overturns. Despite efforts to reduce this type of accident and injuries, rollovers remain common and are among the most dangerous type of vehicle accidents. More than 8,000 rollover accidents occurred in Tennessee in 2008, according to the Tennessee Department of Safety. In these incidents, 330 people lost their lives.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, you likely face difficult questions about medical bills, loss of income, and other expenses such as vehicle repair. If a distracted driver or a defective car part caused your injuries, you may be eligible for financial compensation to cover those expenses. That is why it is important to have our dedicated Morristown personal injury attorneys at The Terry Law Firm on your side. Our legal team can identify the parties responsible for your injuries and help you hold them accountable.
Common Causes of Rollover Accident Injuries
Many rollover accidents, and especially those involving only a single vehicle, are often the result of a faulty or damaged product installed in the vehicle. Examples of this include tire failures and defects or a poorly designed suspension system.
The resulting fatalities and injuries may stem from these factors:
- Weak roof supports that allow the top to crush or pin SUV occupants
- Faulty or ill-fitting seatbelts or restraints
- Poorly designed passenger seats or headrests
- Airbags that cause severe injuries when they deploy
Extensively Investigating Every Aspect of Your Accident
When we investigate your accident, our Morristown car accident attorneys at The Terry Law Firm will evaluate every aspect of the crash, including the possibility that a product defect was the cause. If another party is found to be responsible, we will help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages associated with your accident.
Call us today at (423) 586-5800 and schedule a free consultation.
If you have been involved in a car wreck case, there are generally three (3) avenues for payment of medical expenses.
- The first and most common method of payment is for persons who have been injured to pay for their medical care with their own health insurance. This does not create any problems and, in fact, most of the time this is what we recommend at The Terry Law Firm.
- Persons involved in car wreck cases can use something referred to as “med pay” to pay for some of their medical bills associated with their car wreck case. “Med pay” coverage is coverage afforded by your automobile insurance to pay for injuries sustained in the car wreck.
- Occasionally, persons will be on the job working when they are injured in a car wreck. In these circumstances, sometimes it is best to use workers’ compensation to pay for your injuries sustained in a car wreck.
If one of these methods is not available to you, contact The Terry Law Firm at our Morristown, Greeneville, or Sevierville office.
Under Tennessee law, insurance carriers cannot raise your insurance as a result of a person utilizing their uninsured motorist coverage. Tennessee law states explicitly that if you are in an accident that is no fault of your own, your insurance carrier cannot raise your insurance rates due to your use of uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage that you purchased.