Two Injured in Tracy Rollover Accident
Two people were injured in a Tracy rollover accident on the early morning of July 10, 2019. The crash occurred shortly after 4:00 a.m. at the intersection of Corral Hollow Road and 11th Street. A preliminary report by the Tracy Police Department suggested that a pickup truck was struck by a Nissan Maxima. After being struck, the pickup truck overturned three times. The Nissan also sustained severe damage and was reported to be smoking after the car wreck. The driver of the pickup truck and the Nissan were both transported to the San Joaquin General Hospital for treatment of unspecified injuries. Updates regarding the conditions of the two parties injured in the auto accident were not immediately available.
What to Do After a Tracy Rollover Accident
After receiving medical treatment for a rollover accident, the first thing injured people should do is gather and preserve evidence of the incident. The preservation of evidence can prove vital to the successful outcome of any personal injury claim, including those arising from crushed roof injuries in a rollover. A vehicle involved in a rollover should be inspected by an experienced injury lawyer and the team of experts they retain to investigate. An attorney will look into whether the roof of the car meets Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard 216 regarding roof crush resistance in a rollover. This standard requires the roofs of motor vehicles to withstand at least 1.5 times the weight of the car. If the car fails to meet this standard through an independent investigation by the attorney, the automaker can be held financially responsible for damages incurred. For details on what to look for in a reputable lawyer, watch the below video.
Types of Damages in a Rollover Accident
When a person is injured in an auto accident caused by the negligence of another driver or entity, they may be able to seek monetary damages from that party. Compensation in a personal injury case generally falls into two main categories, economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages refer to the financial losses a person has faced while noneconomic damages are comprised of intangible harms incurred. Economic losses include costs of past and future medical treatments, past and future wage loss, and property damage repairs. Any out of pocket expenses for prescriptions, transportation to and from medical appointments, or renovations to the home to accommodate a permanent disability may also be considered for reimbursement. Noneconomic damages are subjective and refer to the pain and suffering a person has endured. This includes disfigurement, loss of enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, mental anguish, and emotional suffering. Conversely, punitive damages may also be sought against a negligent party for an egregious act such as drunk driving. Keep in mind that punitive damages are only intended to punish the wrongdoer for their conduct of malice, fraud, or oppression.
Is Getting a Lawyer Worth It?
Any experienced Tracy personal injury lawyer knows that it is challenging to prove liability in a case without evidence, particularly when it comes to rollover accidents. This is why it is essential to hire an attorney early on in a personal injury case. A lawyer will retain accident reconstruction experts to evaluate the rollover accident and determine whether a defective vehicle roof was the cause of catastrophic injury or wrongful death. This way, the lawyer will prepare a strong auto products liability case for fair compensation of all potential damages incurred.
Tracy Personal Injury Attorney
I’m Ed Smith, a Tracy personal injury attorney. A rollover accident case can be emotionally draining and time-consulting. An experienced injury lawyer can help an injured person and their family through the entire process. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover through no fault of your own, please call me at (209) 227-1931 or toll-free at (800) 404-5400 to receive my free, friendly case advice.
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