Renton Vehicle Rollover Lawyers
Any type of auto accident is traumatic, but rollover crashes are especially alarming and often cause serious injuries. Recovering from a rollover may take months, if not years. When your life is put on hold or your health compromised due to another's negligence, help is available so that you can get your life back in order.
In Washington, rollover accidents occur in both rural areas and in urban ones such as on the streets of Renton. If a rollover has injured you or someone you love, you have several legal rights, including the right to seek compensation. The skilled Renton auto accident attorneys at Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S. can help you secure needed compensation and hold any negligent parties accountable for their acts.
Any type of catastrophic injury might occur during a rollover, but some injuries are more likely to happen than others. You may be struggling with injuries like the following:
- Traumatic brain injuries. Any blow to the head suffered can cause a traumatic brain injury. Even mild brain injuries may take months to heal, causing long-term pain, dizziness, nausea, and difficulty with memory, communication, or mood.
- Spinal cord injuries. Like the brain, the spinal cord is at particular risk during a vehicle rollover. Injuries to the spinal cord in the neck can cause permanent paralysis, while injuries to the lower areas of the spine may result in temporary paralysis, problems with motor or organ function, and chronic pain.
- Bone fractures. Broken bones frequently cause severe pain, and the healing and rehabilitation period can be lengthy. The limbs, skull, and ribs can all be easily broken in a rollover crash.
- Crush injuries. Rollover accidents put extraordinary pressure on a vehicle, causing parts to press together or buckle. Any body part trapped between two surfaces in a rolling vehicle could easily be crushed, causing massive damage to bones, muscles, nerves, and other structures.
If you've been injured in a rollover accident, you have the right to file a claim or lawsuit to hold any negligent parties accountable for their injuries - but you must file the case within three years.
Three years sounds like a long time, but it flies by when you're fighting to regain your health and strength after a serious injury. In addition, certain factors can stop the three-year clock or affect when the deadline arrives.
That's why it's crucial to consult a skilled injury attorney after a rollover accident. By discussing your specific situation by a lawyer with knowledge of Washington car accident law, you can ensure you understand your legal options and take any steps you need to protect yourself and your family.
At Hardwick & Pendergast, P.S., we know how devastating a rollover crash can be, especially when it causes serious injuries or claims a life. That's why we're passionate about fighting for the compensation you need, so that you can focus on getting well. To learn more about your legal rights and how we can help, contact our Renton accident lawyers at (888) 228-3860 today.
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