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Evansville Rollover Car Accident Attorneys

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Evansville Rollover Car Accident Attorneys

Car crashes can be devastating and cause a great deal of damage, particularly if you are a victim of a rollover crash. These crashes may cause you or anyone else inside your vehicle severe injuries and, sadly, they can often be fatal, as well. If you’ve been injured, the resulting medical bills, lost wages, and property damage can create an enormous financial drain on you and your family.

If you or a loved one were harmed as a result of a rollover accident, you could be entitled to compensation. The attorneys at Chapman Injury Lawyers work with clients in and around Evansville, IN, who suffer from rollover car crashes. When you work with our attorneys, you can expect:


If you’ve suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a rollover crash, contact the attorneys who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Call (812) 461-6261 to schedule your free consultation.

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Common Causes of Rollover Car Accidents

Rollovers are most commonly caused by an event called “tripping,” in which the car hits an object, such as a curb, a shoulder, a snowbank, or even pothole, and the force upon the tires causes the vehicle to roll. An “un-tripped” rollover often occurs when the driver turns sharply and suddenly, and the momentum leads the vehicle to roll.

Rollover accidents are more common with vehicles that have a higher center of gravity, such as sport-utility vehicles or minivans, but they can occur with smaller cars as well.

While there is a myriad of factors that can lead to a tripped or un-tripped rollover accident, these are some of the most common ones:

  • Running into an object on the road: Again, if you happen to run into an object in the road or some kind of debris, this can create an issue where your vehicle rolls over due to the force and the object changing your car’s course.
  • Overcorrecting: Sometimes, drivers may drift over into another lane and turn their wheel too much to overcorrect, causing their vehicle to spin out and roll over in the process. If you are next to them, they could hit you and cause your car to roll over as well.
  • Distracted driving: Texting, eating, looking at the radio, and other things take away a driver’s attention from the road. This can cause them to drift into your lane and sideswipe your car, causing your vehicle to flip over.
  • Speeding: If another car or you are speeding, and someone hits you, the momentum from the crash could cause your car to roll over before it stops.
  • Impaired driving: Impaired drivers will not have much control over their cars and could move into your lane without warning or hit you in another way, creating a rollover collision.
  • Reckless or aggressive driving: Some drivers tend to drive recklessly, aggressively, or both. This can lead to them changing lanes in an unsafe manner, especially on the interstate. If they swipe your car while you are both traveling at a high rate of speed, that can create a devastating rollover crash.
  • Car defects: The vehicle you were driving could have some kind of defect or failure in the mechanics of the engine, and if this defect affects you while driving, you could have a rollover collision.

What You Should Do If You Are in a Rollover Accident

If you are involved in a rollover accident, you will have a lot to sort out as there will more than likely be medical issues stemming from the collision. Hopefully, witnesses will stay at the scene to help and provide their statements to the responding police officers so that you will have their statements as evidence that you were not the at-fault driver.

It’s important that you collect the contact information and insurance information from the other driver, and it’s also important to try to collect evidence from the accident scene, such as photos and videos of the scene, the contact information of the witnesses, details such as the location of traffic lights, stop signs, skid marks, weather, and traffic. If you’re unable to collect this information, ask someone to help you.

It’s also crucial that you seek medical attention immediately. The adrenaline rushing through your body following the accident may mask your injuries, but a doctor may be able to identify and treat injuries that you’re unaware of.

Your next step should be calling an experienced rollover accident attorney who will handle all aspects of the case for you. When you are recovering from injuries sustained during a traumatic car accident, the last thing you should be worrying about is the intricacies involved in working with your insurance company and the other driver’s insurance company.

Your attorney will take care of all of that for you and will know exactly what to say to the insurance companies to get you the maximum payout possible. If, however, the insurance company will not pay out what you need, your lawyer from Chapman Injury Lawyers may advise taking your case to Indiana’s civil courts for a personal injury lawsuit.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim in Indiana

The types of compensation you may be able to recover in your personal injury claim include:

  • Medical bills: This can include hospital stays, surgeries, prescriptions, rehabilitation, and more
  • Car repairs: If your car is salvageable after the accident, the other party may have to cover the costs of fixing it.
  • Lost wages: You will have to calculate any wages lost due to the accident, hospital stays, and any future lost compensation.
  • Pain and suffering: Under Indiana law, this may be limited to either $50,000 or three times the amount of your compensatory damages.

For your case, you will need to prove negligence on the part of the other driver to receive full damages. Indiana’s negligence laws use the principle of modified comparative negligence, which means if you are assigned 10 percent of the blame for the rollover collision, then the total damages awarded to you will be reduced by 10 percent. So long as you hold less fault for the accident than the other driver, you will be able to seek damages.

If you wish to file a lawsuit in the state of Indiana, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury lawsuit before the statute of limitations runs out.

Hire an Experienced Attorney to Help With Your Rollover Accident Claim

If you or a loved one have been injured in a rollover accident in Evansville, IN, you need to have an experienced rollover accident attorney on your side. Our car accident lawyers at Chapman Injury Lawyers are standing by to take your call at (812) 461-6261 to schedule your free consultation and discuss your case. Let us help you get the compensation you need to get your life back after a rollover collision.

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We represent people on a no recovery–no fee basis. This means we front all the costs of taking on the insurance company and if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us anything. We are always available to discuss your injury case with you. Call, text or email for a free consultation.

NEIL CHAPMAN, LAWYER

neil@chapmanlaw.com

(812) 426-0600