Danville Rollover Accident Lawyers
Rollover wrecks are perhaps the most terrifying kinds of car crashes. These collisions usually cause serious physical and emotional injuries. The physical wounds include broken bones, severe lacerations, and other injuries that usually never entirely heal. Emotionally, about half of car crash victims struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder. A stress-related chemical imbalance in the brain causes symptoms like depression, anger, loss of interest, and hypervigilance. These physical and emotional wounds make it almost impossible to function on a daily basis.
The diligent Danville rollover accident lawyers at Patel Law know what it takes to obtain maximum compensation in these cases. We start with a thorough case evaluation that identifies your claim and anticipates likely insurance company defenses. Then, we collect evidence to form a foundation. Finally, when the case goes to court, we never stop fighting for you. This simple and straightforward process has served us well in the past, and we’re confident it will produce results that exceed your expectations.
What Causes Rollover Accidents?
Aggressive driving, like tailgating, speeding, and changing lanes unsafely, causes a significant number of rollover wrecks in Illinois.
Other times, the chain of events that leads to a rollover crash begins as soon as the driver starts the car because s/he is dangerously impaired. Some examples include:
Fatigue: Driving after eighteen consecutive awake hours is like driving with a .05 BAC level. Drowsiness, like alcohol, clouds judgment ability and slows motor skills. So, drowsy drivers take unnecessary risks and are unable to react quickly.
Distraction: Many people are aware of the risk of using a hand-held device while driving. Alas, many people ignore this risk. They also engage in other risky behavior, like eating and drinking while driving.
Alcohol: Several decades after a sustained drunk driver crackdown began, alcohol still causes about a third of the fatal rollover crashes in Illinois. The crackdown has increased the number of DUI arrests, but it hasn’t changed drivers’ habits.
Other forms of driver impairment include drugged driving and driving with a serious or moderate medical condition or illness.
Defective tires and other defective products are a serious problem as well, especially if the driver is operating an SUV or other vehicle with a high center of gravity. A sudden blowout could lead to a sudden loss of control. If that happens, the vehicle often tumbles to a stop.
Unpredictable acts of nature, such as lightning strikes, also cause a handful of rollover accidents in Illinois.
What to Expect in a Negligence Claim
If the cause of a rollover wreck is undisputed, the claim may settle almost immediately. However, very few things in life are undisputed.
When the two sides cannot agree on liability or the amount of damages, a Danville rollover accident lawyer often files legal paperwork. This move jumpstarts stalled negotiations and also preserves the victim/plaintiff’s legal rights.
After the judge rules on any pretrial motions, the judge supervises discovery, which is an evidence exchange process. Both sides have a legal duty to put all their cards on the table. Since each side can better predict a trial’s outcome, the best evidence is available, and medical treatment is usually complete by this time, many car accident claims settle after discovery.
If the case remains unresolved after discovery, the judge usually refers it to mediation. During this court-supervised negotiation session, the insurance company must negotiate in good faith. As a result, mediation is often successful, even if informal negotiations made no progress.
Work With a Dedicated Vermilion County Lawyer
Injury victims are often entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced rollover accident attorney in Danville, contact Patel Law, P.C. Attorneys can connect victims with doctors, even if they have no insurance or money.