Vehicle rollover accidents are perhaps the most dangerous because victims of these accidents are more likely to suffer severe injuries. These accidents occur when a vehicle topples over, landing upside down or on its side. Trucks have a higher chance of rolling over because of their design and because they have much heavier cargo loads. Have you recently been injured in a truck rollover accident? You should speak with one of our New Jersey Truck Accident Lawyers today. Continue reading this blog to learn more.
WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS?
While there are various different circumstances that could lead to a truck rollover accident, most accidents are caused by the truck driver’s negligence or inexperience. Some accidents can be caused by factors outside of the driver’s control, such as dangerous potholes on the road. The most common causes of truck accidents are:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while fatigued/drowsy
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Faulty truck components
- Lack of truck maintenance
- Driver error
- Excess cargo load
- Poor road conditions
AM I ELIGIBLE FOR COMPENSATION AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Depending on who or what caused a truck rollover accident, you may be eligible for financial compensation. However, you’ll need to file a personal injury claim in order to receive restitution after any auto accident. This is because New Jersey is a no-fault state, meaning your own auto insurance will be responsible for covering the damages unless you win your personal injury claim in court.
Negligence is defined in court as when someone fails their civic duty to act in a way that minimizes harm to others and subsequently causes an accident that leaves victims injured. An example would be texting while driving and crashing into another vehicle. If the truck accident was caused by a negligent driver, you can file a claim against the driver to possibly receive compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, and more. An attorney can help you gather evidence such as surveillance video and witness statements to prove that the driver’s negligence directly led to the accident and your subsequent injuries.
In some cases, the truck company could be found responsible for the accident if it was caused by a lack of routine vehicle maintenance. If the accident was caused by a faulty component, you may be able to earn compensation from the manufacturer. Before attempting to file a claim, you should contact an effective personal injury lawyer to help you determine your options.
If you’ve recently suffered injuries from a truck accident, you may want to speak with a trusted personal injury attorney who has your best interests in mind. No need to panic because Rubenstein, Berliner & Shinrod, LLC is here to fight for you! Contact our highly experienced team today for an initial consultation.