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How to Handle the Aftermath of a Rollover Accident


February 2013

A rollover accident can be both frightening and disorienting. This sometimes causes people to panic. However, the first rule of such an experience is to keep calm. Panicking only makes the situation worse. After taking a few deep breaths and gaining composure, begin to handle a rollover accident through the following actions.

Seek Medical Assistance

You may not be able to recognize all of your injuries, especially internal injuries. Big accidents can cause you to release a lot of adrenaline, and this keeps pain at bay for a while. Thus, you may have serious injuries and not even know it. As soon as possible after an accident, seek medical assistance to ensure that your health has not been compromised.

Don't Demolish the Vehicle

Instead of immediately getting rid of your vehicle, have your car checked for defective parts. It is important to know if the manufacturer or a repair shop gave you faulty parts that may have contributed to the accident.

Gather Information

Talk to drivers and witness in order to get a clear idea of what happened. You may need this information at some point. In addition, keep copies of all police reports and medical records. Take notes when discussing claims with insurance companies. Take pictures of all vehicles involved from multiple angles, and take pictures of all tire tracks as well. If you need medical assistance right away, have a friend or lawyer handle this step.

Use the Schwebel Accident App

Check the Schwebel Accident App at mobile.schwebel.com to make sure that you are doing everything you need to do when responding to the accident. The app will help you gather information that may be used as evidence in the future.

Contact Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben

Your rollover accident will lead to a serious process involving police, insurance companies, hospitals, and lawyers. Make sure that you have a lawyer on your side to help you protect your rights and interests. If you or a loved one has been injured in a rollover accident, contact the personal injury attorneys Minneapolis residents trust: Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben. For a free consultation, call 612-377-7777 or 1-800-752-4265 (toll free).