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LaPorte County Car Accident Lawyer Analyzes I-65 Rollover Accident

Posted by Guy DiMartino | Oct 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

LaPorte County car accident lawyer at analyzes a recent rollover accident on I-65 in Jasper County, Indiana.

The Post-trib recently ran a story reporting on a Valparaiso man who rolled his vehicle on I-65 in Jasper County and only received minor injuries.  We are happy that the guy escaped serious injury.  The driver was certainly lucky as the picture below highlights the severity of the crash.  Many people are not so lucky.  The facts of this crash highlight one of the most common scenarios causing a motor vehicle rollover, and that is, overcorrection of the vehicle.

The facts of the I-65 Rollover Crash

  • Driver is heading straight down I-65
  • Something is on the road could be a deer, tire or any other object
  • Driver swerves
  • Driver loses control over vehicle
  • Vehicle spins or rolls over

Analysis of the I-65 Rollover Crash

As stated above, this is the most common scenario involving a rollover even if a tire blows out.  The reason the vehicle flips is because of physics.  In this story, the vehicle is traveling a decent rate of speed in one direction and then the steering wheel is either turned to the right or the left sharply.  This changes the center of gravity of the vehicle and the acceleration or deceleration of the vehicle causes the driver to lose control and either spin or flip.  As a general rule, when confronted with these situations, especially if it's a piece of tire on the roadway or an animal, it is slow as safely as possible and do not swerve.

It is human instinct that causes us to swerve in these situations, and you cannot fault the driver; however, when a vehicle is traveling in one direction at a decent rate of speed and has to swerve, there is a good chance the driver will lose control of their vehicle.

If you have any questions about how an Indiana rollover accident happens, you can call one of our LaPorte County car accident lawyers at (219) 874-4878 or fill out the Internet consultation form on the right.

Photo:  From Indiana State Police

About the Author

Guy DiMartino

I have loved helping people in need for almost three decades.  It has been my privilege to serve people as their pastor, chiropractor, and lawyer.  The current focus of my legal practice and life’s passion is helping the seriously injured receive complete compensation for their injuries. I am a Florida Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney. What that really means is that I am no stranger to the courtroom.  I have successfully tried and handled serious cases in state and federal courts.  My backgrounds in both law and chiropractic medicine have given me a unique perspective, extensive knowledge, and wide experience to serve those I represent. For years as a chiropractic physician, I treated my patients to alleviate their pain and suffering. Now as their lawyer, I fight to bring them financial compensation for their pain and suffering. During my years of service, I have handled many traumatic injury cases ranging from the traumatic amputation of a limb to brain and spinal cord injury.  I consider it an honor to serve you and your family. When a person entrusts me and I accept to represent them, I don’t take that relationship and responsibility lightly. My approach is that we work as a team. We are partners and our goal is the best outcome for you and your family with the highest level of communication throughout. I am always available by phone or email to discuss my potential representation of your injury case. I handle cases throughout Florida. Education: National University of Health Sciences – BS (1984), DC (1986) Valparaiso University School of Law – JD, summa cum laude (1999) Bar Admissions: Florida (2000), Indiana (1999), Illinois (2000, expired); US District Courts of Appeals (11th Circuit, 7th Circuit); United States District Courts: Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; Northern and Southern Districts of Indiana; Northern and Central Districts of Illinois; and District of Colorado. Certification:  Civil Trial, Florida Bar Guy DiMartino on Google+ – Circle Guy on Google+ Guy DiMartino on Google+


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