A driver of any form of vehicle has the right to expect that his or her vehicle will properly function in various situations and circumstances. Sadly, this is not always the case, and vehicular accidents such as rollovers occur in both single vehicle accidents and multiple vehicle accidents.
A roll over accident happens when a vehicle tips over onto its roof or its side. These accidents can lead to disastrous consequences for individuals involved, often resulting in severe injuries such as burns and scars, amputations, spinal cord damage, paralysis, traumatic brain injury, broken bones, internal organ damage, and at times, even death. Pick-up trucks, mini vans, vans, SUVs, and other vehicles with increased weight, a high center of gravity, or a narrow wheelbase are often prone to rollover accidents.
There are various causes for rollover accidents, including insufficient safety engineering, and defects such as suspension systems that are poorly designed, defective tires, and overall stability issues. Of course, a rollover accident does not automatically mean that the vehicle involved was defective, as these accidents can simply be the result of a great impact. For example, a vehicle’s roof could have collapsed during a rollover because it was not reinforced properly.
In such situations where an auto defect leads to an accident or even makes an accident worse, the manufacturer of the vehicle or the auto part should be held legally liable for the injuries or fatalities resulting from their negligence.
A New Jersey auto accident attorney will work with professionals such as accident reconstruction experts to establish what caused your accident, and which parties were responsible for your injuries. An able attorney will aggressively advocate on your behalf, and will ensure that you are fairly and justly compensated for the injuries and losses you sustained in the rollover accident.
If you or someone you know is involved in a rollover accident in New Jersey, please contact The Grossman Law Firm today at (732) 943-0383, as you may be entitled to receive compensation from the parties responsible for your accident-related injuries and losses. We represent clients on a contingency basis. This means our fees are based on a percentage of the recovery from settlement or verdict of the case. Initial consultations are always free.