Vehicle Roll Over
There are few more traumatizing accidents than a vehicle roll over. Being put in a precarious position like that can lead to many different types of injuries or even death. In Texas alone, there a crash occurs every 84 seconds. Considering the statistics, this has become a major public safety issue. The saddest part of this is that many of these accidents happen because someone is acting in a careless or reckless manner. For example, in 2011, over 1,030 people were killed by drivers who were under the influence.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligent actions of another, the state of Texas allows you the right to demand compensation in the form of damages. Any cost that resulted from your pain and suffering is eligible to pursue during legal action. It is vital, if presented with such an unfortunate situation, that you put yourself in a strong position by working with a qualified Texas or Harris County auto accident attorney. With proper legal counsel you can approach this problem in the most productive and effective manner possible.
Houston Vehicle Roll Over Attorney
An auto accident attorney is an invaluable resource when it comes to identifying and pursuing the negligent party. A personal injury case involves close attention to the civil laws of the state along with a strong knowledge of the procedure that governs a legal claim. The attorneys at Ben Bronston & Associates are well versed in Texas law and have years of experience fighting for the rights of injured individuals and families in court.
The firm offers comprehensive legal representation and will competently handle every element of your case. This includes gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and arguing on your behalf in a courtroom or moderated setting. Detail-oriented and proactive, Ben Bronston and staff are relentless in their effort to demand what is justly yours.
As a Texas and Louisiana legal practice, the firm proudly represents individuals throughout the I-10 corridor, including the cities of Houston, Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, Humble, Baytown, New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lake Charles, Abbeville and Metairie, among many others.
To schedule a free and confidential consultation to go over the details of your case with Ben Bronston, please call (713) 225-5236 or send an online message today. The firm provides a quick response, so you can rest assured knowing the the attorneys will start on your case immediately.
Damages in a Vehicle Roll Over
The world 'damages' is used quite a bit in the legal community. Although it is a common term, many do not fully understand what it actually means. In a simple way to look at it, damages are the resulting costs of a personal injury case. Anything that you have to deal with (both tangible and intangible) as a result of another's negligence is considered damages. Some of the most common damages in Texas and Louisiana include:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain
- Mental anguish and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium (loss of partner)
- Court costs
- Property damage
Common Injuries in a Vehicle Roll Over
As a highly unpredictable and dangerous form of auto accident, a vehicle roll over leads to many different types of injuries. Some of the more common injuries that result from a vehicle rollover accident include:
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries (concussion, brain damage)
- Neck Injuries (whip lash)
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Bones
- Muscle Tears
Proving Negligence in a Vehicle Roll Over
Negligence is a failure to exercise the care that a reasonably prudent person would exercise in like circumstances. This area of law is focuses on harm caused by 'carelessness' and not intentional harm. If one can specifically point out how the defendant caused the unsafe circumstances of an accident, then proving negligence should be much more simple.
In civil cases like this, there are four elements that are needed to prove negligence. The first is 'duty,' which is used to prove that the defendant knew that he had a duty to drive safely around others. The second element is 'breach', and is required to show that the defendant breached their duty to act in a safe manner while on the road. The third element is 'causation', which proves that the defendant's actions caused the accident and resulting injuries to occur. The final element needed to prove negligence is 'damage', which proves exactly what the defendants careless actions resulted in, specifically the extent of injuries.
The specific legal wording for each states burden of proof requirements in personal injury cases can be found in §33.001 of the Texas Civil Practice Code and §2800.6 in the Louisiana Civil Code. If the case is ruled in your favor, you could be eligible for compensation in the form of damages, which includes Economic damages (medical bills, property damage) Non-economic damages (pain and suffering) and Exemplary damages (for cases of gross misconduct or negligence).
Ben Bronston & Associates | New Orleans Lawyer for Vehicle Roll Over Accident
With all the costs and suffering related to a vehicle roll over injury, it is important to demand that the offending party be held responsible for their negligent actions. This is sometimes difficult to do when a large amount of money is at stake. People and businesses tend to act irrationally when money enters the picture, making a lawsuit demanding compensation a difficult task. For this reason alone, it is vital that you work with a personal injury attorney who has the ability and legal understanding to ignore the selfish interests of the responsible party and fight for your future in a professional and productive manner.
Ben Bronston has been helping injured individuals throughout Texas and Louisiana get what they deserve. He is committed to protecting your rights during a process that has been known to ignore individuals and families who do not have the means to protect themselves. This dedication to the liberties and rights of his clients has allowed Ben to focus all his efforts on providing transparent and straightforward legal counsel that always has your best interest in mind.
In addition to serving those injured in Houston and New Orleans, the firm is more than willing to work with anyone who has a valid personal injury claim throughout the I-10 Corridor, including the cities of Baytown, Seabrook, Tomball, Webster, Sulpher, Opelousas and Metairie.
Now is the time to hold the negligent party accountable, and Ben Bronston is ready to speak on your behalf during this stressful time. Please call (713) 225-5236 or send an online message to schedule a free consultation to go over your case with an attorney today.