Miami, Florida – Rollover Accidents Lawyer
While they may be commonly used setpieces in action movies, rollover accidents are incredibly dangerous in real life, as most vehicle safety features don’t do much to protect passengers during one. Airbags, for example, provide virtually zero protection in a rollover accident.
Thankfully, these types of accidents are very rare, but that rarity means you probably won’t know what to do if you ever find yourself in one.
The good news, though, is that the top-rated attorneys of Neufeld Law Firm have over 100 years of combined experience dealing with all types of car accidents, so if you or a loved one ever ends up in a rollover accident, we will be able to guide you through the process of receiving compensation so you can fully recover without worry.
Step-by-Step Instructions After a Rollover Accident
With any luck, you will never be involved in such a serious accident. Nevertheless, the following instructions will keep you as safe as possible should you end up in one while also giving you the best chance of getting fair compensation from any insurance companies involved:
Ensure Your Safety Before Doing Anything Else
In most rollover accidents, your vehicle will end up on its side or upside down, but even if your vehicle is still on the road, you might be in an even more precarious situation that way.
Unless it is completely unsafe to move, you should try to evacuate the vehicle as safely and as quickly as possible. You may not want to move much, given that sudden movements might aggravate injuries, but escaping your car should be your main priority at that moment.
Regardless of whether you can escape your vehicle, you should call 911 as soon as you can. The odds are high that witnesses to the accident will call emergency services, but it will make it easier for the operator to help you if you speak with them directly.
Contact Neufeld Law Firm
Rollover accidents are also unique in that they typically do not involve another driver, but that doesn’t mean you aren’t eligible for compensation after the incident.
Still, your insurance company will rarely make it easy to get the money you deserve, and if you report the accident without representation by an attorney, you might say something that the insurance company can use to minimize your compensation.
When you contact the Neufeld Law Firm, we will immediately assign an experienced attorney to your case who will take over communications with your insurance company and guide you through both the legal and insurance processes.
Additionally, you have the right to have a lawyer present when speaking to the police. If they attempt to speak with you at the scene of the accident, you can tell them you are represented by counsel and will only provide a statement once they are present. You still need to provide your contact information, but you can legally delay your statement.
Go to the Hospital
The biggest mistake that many people make after a serious car accident is refusing to go to the hospital. They may not immediately think they are seriously injured, or they might hesitate out of concern about the cost. Regardless of the reason, that refusal can be a devastating decision.
If you are more seriously injured than you think, not going to the hospital can result in the injury worsening and possibly becoming fatal. Even at best, it might result in lifelong consequences.
Furthermore, if you refuse medical attention, your insurance company will very likely decrease your compensation, and if your condition worsens because you refused care, the insurance company can claim that aspect of your injuries was caused by your decision, not by the accident.
On top of all of that, the insurance company may try to deny part or all of your coverage because, in its opinion, you weren’t badly hurt immediately after the accident. As such, it is much better to get an evaluation and treatment immediately and let our legal team worry about obtaining your compensation later.
Contact Neufeld Law Firm Immediately After a Rollover Accident
Rollover accidents may look cool in the movies, but they are terrifying in real life, and if you or a loved one are seriously harmed in one, you need the support of a top-rated Florida car accident lawyer, so contact Neufeld Law Firm as soon as possible to schedule a free case evaluation.