Louisville’s Knowledgeable Rollover Crash Lawyer
Rollover crashes are some of the most terrifying and deadly road accidents, second only to head-on collisions in the rate of death and catastrophic injury. In some cases the accident is caused by driver error, but in others it is caused by a faulty vehicle or component. If the accident was not your fault (or not all your fault), you are legally entitled to compensation.
We Know How Defendants and Insurance Companies Think
Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC founder Seth Gladstein has seen personal injury law from both sides of the courtroom and both sides of the negotiating table. He once represented personal injury defendants, but after six years of practice he switched sides and began representing only personal injury victims. He knows how the other side thinks, and he understands all their tricks.
Your Case Probably Won’t Go to Trial
Most rollover accident cases are resolved with an insurance company through a private settlement agreement. If the insurance company is stubborn, of course, it may be necessary to go to trial. Our trial record has been so successful, however, that insurance companies are growing increasingly reluctant to fac us in court. And that can work to your advantage.
In some cases it is necessary to file a lawsuit to pressure the other side into responding with a fair settlement offer. This doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily have to go to trial, however – claims can be settled any time before trial, and they usually are.
A Gladstein Client Speaks Out…
“Seth kept me informed as my case went along. He settled my case quickly compared to how long it normally takes. He really cares about his clients, even stopping at the hospital to visit me when I was in there. I would definitely recommend him.” – Ronda.
Other Types of Cases We Handle
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
What are the main causes of rollover crashes?
The most likely cause of a rollover crash is:
- Speeding around a curve
- Tire blowout
- Poor road conditions (unexpected potholes, for example)
- Defective vehicle design – SUVs, for example, are rollover-prone due to their high center of gravity.
Because the at-fault party may be a vehicle component manufacturer or a government (for a defectively maintained road), even the driver in a one-vehicle rollover accident can sometimes collect damages.
What do I need to prove to win a product liability claim against the manufacturer of a defective vehicle component that caused the crash?
Under Kentucky product liability law, you need to prove that the vehicle component was (i) defective (ii) unreasonably dangerous, and (ii) caused your injuries. A “defect” could mean a manufacturing defect, a design defect or a “warning defect” (inadequate safety warnings).
Can I file a lawsuit if my loved one died in a rollover accident?
Yes, if the probate court appoints you the personal representative of your loved one’s estate. Under the Kentucky wrongful death statute:
- the estate recovers funeral and burial expenses, as well as expenses incurred to pursue the claim, and
- close relatives recover compensation for emotional losses such as loss of guidance and companionship.
Damage awards in wrongful death lawsuits are typically high.
Can I sue the company that hired the driver who caused the accident?
It depends. A company is liable for the negligence of its employee, but not for the negligence of an independent contractor. The company may have itself acted negligently, however (through negligent hiring, for example). Uber drivers, for example, are considered independent contractors, and so are commercial truckers.
Contact Kentucky’s Experienced Rollover Crash Attorney Today
It’s the strength of your claim that matters, not the thickness of your wallet. You don’t need to worry that you can’t afford to hire us. At Gladstein Law Firm, PLLC , we work for free unless we bring home cash for you. Your legal bill won’t come due until your money arrives – and if it never arrives, you will never owe us any money. Even our initial case consultation is completely free of charge.
Don’t let a greedy insurance company or an evasive defendant lull you into believing that you don’t need a lawyer. Your best chance of securing full compensation for your injuries is to retain an experienced Kentucky auto accident lawyer to aggressively pursue your claim. Contact us online or call us at (800) 991-0474 as soon as possible. If you are too injured to make it to our Louisville office, we’ll come to you.