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Rollover Accidents: Mistakes to Avoid

Rollover accidents are devastating, with victims sustaining severe injuries or even dying. Worse still, these accidents are more common than we would want them to be. If you have suffered damages in a rollover accident, you may be able to file a compensation lawsuit.

In rollover accidents, you can recover different types of compensation, including lost wages, medical expenses, property damage, and mental anguish. However, seeking compensation can be overwhelming, especially when you need legal representation. Below are some mistakes to avoid during your rollover accident case to increase your chance of winning and receiving maximum compensation.

Thinking You Can Seek Justice Alone

One common mistake among rollover accident victims seeking compensation is refusing to hire a personal injury attorney. There are many unfamiliar legal steps in a rollover accident claim that only a personal injury lawyer can guide you through. Hiring a lawyer after a major auto accident can be beneficial in more ways than one.

For example, a knowledgeable lawyer can expedite the legal processes and save you the hassles of navigating complex legal proceedings. They can also handle the investigations and help you gather evidence while you focus on getting better. Plus, they are excellent negotiators; they can negotiate with insurance companies to get you the best possible compensation.

Not Documenting the Incident

Your entire case depends on the evidence you provide; you do not have a case without evidence. Thus, you may end up with no compensation without solid evidence to prove that the defendant is liable for the accident. If you all get some compensation, it would be very low – much lower than your case is worth.

As such, you want to document the accident scene to maximize your case’s value. This includes photographing the cars involved and your injuries.

Therefore, ensure you take pictures of the accident scene immediately after the accident—or ask someone to do it if you cannot. Then, after taking the pictures, store them in the cloud so you do not lose them.

Delaying Medical Attention

Another mistake you do not want to make is not going to the hospital immediately after the accident. It is particularly easy to ignore seeking medical attention if you do not experience pain in the accident. However, whether or not you experience pain, you must see a doctor after a rollover accident—or any accident.

First, you may have sustained internal injuries that a medical practitioner can only diagnose and review. By examining your body, the doctor can establish a connection between the accident and potential long-term effects.

In addition, the official medical documentation of your injuries is vital evidence in your case. Your doctor can document medical reports and provide official medical bill receipts that you will present in court.

Posting Without Caution on Social Media

If you are active on social media, consider taking a break when seeking rollover accident compensation. One seemingly harmless post is all the opposition party needs to devalue your claim and undermine your injuries. Anything you post on social media can weaken your case, as most insurance companies spy on claimants’ profiles on social media.

They aim to use a post that contradicts your claim—like a video of you dancing at a party. They can use this to disprove your claim of being on bed rest, which will weaken your case.

Conclusion

“Filing for compensation after a rollover accident can be a complex process, and it’s important to be cautious to ensure you have a strong claim and receive the maximum compensation you deserve,” says attorney Dennis Abrams of Lowenthal & Abrams.

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