Were you involved in a car accident that resulted in a vehicle rollover? These types of dangerous, tragic crashes more often result in serious injuries or fatalities than average collisions. Your Bolingbrook rollover accident lawyer from Kryder Law Group, LLC will be familiar with legal procedures for rollover accidents in Illinois. We can manage your case and help you rest more easily, so you can focus on healing without the worry of undue financial burden.
We fight for our clients’ rights to the fullest extent allowable by law and work without taking any payment or fee—unless we win a legal award for financial compensation for you.
We Will Determine the Cause of Your Rollover Accident
Rollover accidents are sometimes caused by vehicle manufacturer defects, vehicle design defects, parts defects, roadway defects, or a number of other negligence issues that represent breached duties of care that were owed to you as a consumer or vehicle operator. There are a number of parties who may bear partial or total responsibility for your rollover accident. Historical precedence plays a large part in whether the make or model of your vehicle was rollover-prone.
It could also be that the rollover accident was caused by a distracted, drowsy, or intoxicated driver. Our law office knows how to check cell phone records and truck log books that may indicate that the truck driver was responsible for your injuries. We also know how to check police records to see if a DUI was filed related to any of the other drivers involved in your accident.
What You Need to Know About Negligence Laws in Illinois
Illinois is a comparative negligence state, meaning that parties may not collect the full amount of their claim if they are partially at fault. This is capped at 50% fault, meaning that if you are at fault for at least half of the accident, then you will not be able to collect any compensation.
You will have to use whatever personal health insurance you have to pay for your injuries and other accident-related expenses. However, if you are able to win a settlement (or lawsuit if you choose to go to court) then compensation will cover your expenses, rather than your personal health insurance.
The insurance company may represent any party who is responsible for your crash—even in part. This could be a manufacturer or road commissioner who approved an unsafe road.
The insurance company paying your settlement may try to fight tooth-and-nail against you, arguing that your medical charges are frivolous or not necessary. This is why at Kryder Law Group, LLC, every Bolingbrook rollover accident lawyer we employ knows how to deal with insurance company tactics at the negotiation table.
Types of Damages
We know exactly what types of damages to ask for to ensure our clients get fair compensation. If you do not ask for a specific type of damage, then the court will not award it. This is one of the main ways that people could lose out on certain damages. The primary types of damage are non-economic, and economic, but those can be further broken down and include:
- Healthcare bills (past, present, and future)
- Vehicle repair or replacement costs
- Missed income or wages
- Diminished ability to make the same income as before the accident
- Mental anguish
- Pain and suffering
Pain and suffering, as well as mental anguish, are considered non-economic damages. Our legal team knows how to work within your court system. To get started with our no-upfront cost process towards a settlement or judgment, we offer free consultations. During this conversation, we listen to the facts of your case to see how the law may apply.
How Your Bolingbrook Rollover Accident Lawyer Can Help
Serious injuries can be more than a full-time job to deal with. Managing doctors’ appointments and prescriptions is just the beginning. Our legal team deals with rollover accidents. We provide help with areas such as:
- Studying the police report that discusses your injuries and damages
- Tracking down urgent evidence that may be available for photographing
- Securing eyewitness testimony to the events or accident discovery
- Securing any video camera footage
- Inspecting professional logbook information (or noting a lack thereof, which may indicate a different, more serious type of negligence violation)
- Looking at cell phone records
- Completing an extensive evidence discovery and review
- Building your case plan and strategy
- Executing the case plan in negotiation and court
- Taking care of post-case management and wrap-up
Ultimately there are reasons to start today with your case. Each day that goes by represents a day that evidence could disappear, and evidence is the number one thing that strengthens a case. Adhering to the law and civil procedure is another vital element for your case that our law office helps clients with.
But the reason you also cannot wait forever is that Illinois enforces a statute of limitations regarding the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit. You generally only have two years to seek financial compensation from a liable party in Illinois, 735 ILCS 5/13-202. Your insurance company likely has timelines for how long you have to file a claim as well.
Discuss Further with a Bolingbrook Rollover Accident Attorney
A Bolingbrook rollover accident lawyer with our team can help you avoid missing any important deadlines pertaining to your case. Call Kryder Law Group, LLC for your consultation today. We can take your case to trial before charging you a penny.