Although pickup truck rollover accidents are relatively rare, they do occur more frequently than rollover accidents involving smaller passenger vehicles. In addition, they also tend to be more dangerous than rollover accidents involving smaller cars.
Large trucks, semis, big rigs and 18-wheelers are more prone to rolling over than smaller, lighter passenger vehicles. If a truck driver is driving excessively fast or if the load wasn’t balanced properly, these two simple factors can create a catastrophic accident if the conditions are correct. Unfortunately, these types of dangerous truck accidents occur every year in New Jersey. When a smaller vehicle is involved in a large truck rollover accident, the driver and any passengers are virtually always subject to injuries and property damage.
If you believe that your involvement in a truck rollover accident was due to negligence on the part of the truck driver or trucking company, please call a New Jersey rollover accident lawyer Jeffrey S. Hark at Hark & Hark as soon as possible. Jeffrey S. Hark will help you with your case in order to maximize your chances of receiving the compensation that you deserve.
Rollover accidents can be caused by any of the following factors, including:
- Excessive/illegal speed
- Excessive speed in a turn/curve
- Accelerating through a turn/curve
- Alcohol/drug impairment
- Reckless driving
- Driver fatigue
- Inappropriate maneuvers/countersteering
- Improperly balanced load
No matter what the rollover was caused by, if you have been injured in a truck rollover accident, you could be entitled to receive compensation if negligence was involved. If your injuries are serious and you are facing extensive medical treatment and possible loss of work, please do not hesitate to speak with an experienced attorney as soon as possible. It could mean the necessary difference in your truck accident case. A New Jersey truck accident attorney’s experience, knowledge and intimate familiarity with the New Jersey legal system will help you receive the compensation that you need in order to help you with your medical bills, lost wages and other accident-related expenses.
Sadly, many truck rollovers are caused by preventable acts of negligence and recklessness. If you or a member of your family has been hurt in a rollover accident caused by another party, you may be able to pursue fair compensation. To learn more, contact a New Jersey Truck Rollover Attorney at Hark & Hark now.