Have You Been Hurt In An SUV/Rollover Accident?
Hopefully, you were wearing a seat belt and escaped serious injury. But don’t jump to the conclusion too quickly that you escaped a rollover crash with only scratches and bruises. Even with a seat belt, you likely were tossed around and subjected to extreme forces in the rollover crash that can cause internal injuries. You need to consult a doctor and rule out any internal damage.
Some internal injuries are not noticeable until a day or more after the crash. At that point, the injury may have become much worse and possibly life-threatening. A medical professional needs to assess your condition as soon as possible.
In addition, the longer you delay between the rollover wreck and a doctor’s examination of your injuries, the greater the opportunity for the insurance company to claim your injuries were pre-existing or occurred afterward and are not a result of the accident.
Rollover accidents are serious business, especially since so many over-sized vehicles have been found to have design flaws that make them more susceptible to rollovers. Insurance adjusters know this and are prepared to do everything in their power to discourage you from hiring a lawyer who can prove it. They want to pay as little as possible on your claim.
Over-Sized Is Not Necessarily Safer
Large vehicles like sport utility vehicles, minivans and trucks are more likely than small vehicles to rollover in a crash. Because of a high center of gravity or narrow wheel base, these forms of transportation have a greater risk of rolling over when the driver swerves sharply to avoid a road hazard or corrects the vehicle’s direction too much or too quickly.
Get Someone On Your Side
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, more than 10,000 people are killed in the more than 280,000 rollover accidents each year. Victims who aren’t killed are likely to suffer anything from cuts and bruises to broken bones to traumatic closed head injuries.
Be sure to call us as soon as you or your loved ones are involved in a rollover accident in New Jersey. We know how to fight for fair compensation if injuries or death are the direct result of a design flaw in your vehicle. We re-create the accident scene and research all aspects of the vehicles involved in the crash so we can clearly show the party at fault. Our legal team has been helping accident victims and their families recover compensation for ongoing medical needs, pain and suffering and lost wages for more than 22 years.
The Law Offices of Peter N. Davis and Associates are one of the premier personal injury law firms in New Jersey with office locations in Paterson, Newark and Passaic County. Our staff has more than 60 years of combined law experience and specialize in areas such as auto accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, workers’ compensation and premises liability. To schedule a consultation with one of our practicing attorneys, please give us a call at 973-279-7246 or complete our inquiry contact form.