A vehicle rollover accident occurs when an automobile topples over and lands upside down or on its side. Commercial trucks are much more likely to roll over due to their design and the heavy cargo they often carry. Have you recently been injured in a truck rollover accident? Read this blog to learn more or reach out to one of our Middlesex County Truck Accident Attorneys today to find out how our law firm can help!
WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS?
Most truck accidents are caused by driver negligence or inexperience, but accidents can also be caused by factors outside of the driver’s control. Some of the most common causes of truck rollover accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Faulty vehicle parts
- Driver error
- Excess or partial cargo
- Driving while fatigued/drowsy
- Hazardous road conditions
- Inclement weather
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT?
You should immediately call the police after any auto accident. The police can file an official report and determine who was responsible for the accident. However, it’s important to note that New Jersey is a “no-fault” state, meaning your own auto insurance will be liable for your damages.
WHAT IF MY INSURANCE DOESN’T COVER EVERYTHING?
If your insurance isn’t enough to cover all of the damages, or if you would like to earn further restitution, you’ll need to file a valid personal injury claim. You can speak with an experienced auto accident attorney to help you determine your options. Should you have a valid claim, your attorney can gather essential evidence such as surveillance video of the accident, witness testimonies, hospital records indicating the extent of your injuries, and more.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR PERSONAL INJURY COMPENSATION?
If the truck rollover accident was caused by the truck driver’s negligence, then that driver will be held liable in court to pay restitution for your injuries. Negligence is defined in the legal world as a person’s failure to act in a way that minimizes harm to others. The truck driver’s employer could also be held responsible for the accident. This could also be the case if the accident was caused by faulty truck parts. The driver and their employer may both be liable for not performing routine maintenance checks on the vehicle. If the accident was caused by factors outside of the driver’s control (like dangerous road conditions) then the driver likely won’t be liable in court.
Are you looking for a talented personal injury lawyer to help you file a claim? Look no further because Stathis & Leonardis, LLC is on your side! Contact our effective team today for an initial consultation.