Rollover Accident Lawyers
Car accident lawyers representing victims of vehicle rollovers in Nassau & Suffolk counties, as well as all 5 boroughs of New York City.
When a vehicle rollover causes serious injuries, victims often find that the parties responsible for the accident, along with the insurance companies, will do anything to keep from paying out the money they rightfully owe. That’s when victims need to turn to car accident attorneys Long Island has always trusted to fight for full and fair compensation.
Vehicle rollover accidents—including SUV rollovers—tend to be characterized by a higher proportion of serious injury and death than other kinds of roadway incidents. Serious injuries can mean substantial compensation for victims—but only if you enlist the aid of a team of legal professionals with specific expertise in rollover and similar cases.
Since 1952, the Long Island personal injury lawyers of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye have fought to protect the rights of New Yorkers who have been hurt in motor vehicle accidents. We have established a track record of success in securing the financial recovery victims need and deserve.
SUV rollover accidents in New York
Rollover accidents often happen when a vehicle becomes tripped up by a roadway obstacle and subsequently tips, flips and rolls. Such accidents can also occur when the errors or negligence of another driver forces evasive action, sudden swerving or dangerous over-correction with the steering wheel.
While it is true that any vehicle has the potential to roll under certain conditions, cars featuring a high center of gravity, including vans, trucks and SUVs, are much more likely to do so. Statistics have shown that fatal SUV crashes are twice as likely to involve a rollover than fatal incidents in conventional passenger cars.
Regardless of what triggers a rollover event, the injuries stemming from the accident can be devastating. At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, we will work tirelessly to discover the true cause of your accident and determine liability. Our team of accident reconstructionists, case investigators and experts will leave no stone unturned when it comes to gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses and assessing mechanical issues that may have come into play.
Injuries in rollover accidents
Despite the fact that rollover accidents accounted for just 3 percent of all major auto accidents in 2010, they caused roughly 30 % of recorded fatalities.
Among the most common injuries in SUV rollovers and those involving vans and trucks include:
- Spinal cord damage
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back and neck injuries
- Internal organ damage
- Serious bone fractures
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, auto accidents account for an $871 billion annual societal and economic impact in the United States. The costly and often permanent nature of the effects of rollover accidents are a significant part of that overall picture. At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, we utilize an extensive network of medical experts, researchers and investigators who will help us understand your specific injuries, the type of care you are likely to need now and in the future, as well as the true financial impact your accident will have on you and your family.
Liability issues in rollover crashes
Many rollover accidents are one-car incidents, but others are the result of negligent acts or omissions of other drivers.
In the case of one-vehicle crashes, we often give close scrutiny to the structure and assembly of the car or truck itself to assess whether or not manufacturing problems, design flaws or maintenance issues were to blame. Faulty tires and wheels have led to a large number of rollovers in the past, as they can create extremely dangerous conditions unbeknownst to drivers. It is our firm belief that auto dealers and manufacturers must be held to account when their products present unreasonable hazards to the public, and we will work hard to ensure that they are. Our team of product liability attorneys will work day and night to defend your rights and expose the risks posed by poorly designed equipment and/or components.
When a rollover crash appears to have been caused by the errors of another driver, our investigative focus necessarily shifts to examine factors that can include excessive speed, distracted driving, drunk driving, improperly loaded vehicles and improper tire inflation. Though New York is a no-fault insurance state, and auto policies are required to cover an insured party’s medical expenses stemming from all accidents, it may be possible to pursue a negligent driver who caused the accident for additional damages.
Damages sought in a car rollover lawsuit in NY could include:
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of consortium and marital relations
If a negligent driver caused your rollover accident, and it becomes apparent that he or she lacked insurance or was underinsured, the process of recovering compensation in a personal injury action is often more difficult. That is why you need a New York car accident attorney with a comprehensive knowledge of the state’s no-fault laws, who can investigate whether your own policy’s uninsured motorist provisions might be tapped to provide for the expenses resulting from your injuries.
Long Island vehicle rollover attorneys stand ready to help
When you or a loved one experiences the trauma of an SUV rollover accident, or any motor vehicle accident on the roads of Nassau and Suffolk counties causing injury or worse, feelings of worry and frustration can quickly set in. Depending on the cause of your rollover crash, you may be unsure about how to pursue not only financial compensation, but justice and accountability from those responsible. To stand the best chance of securing the outcome you deserve, you owe it to yourself to seek legal advocates with the experience, know-how and dedication necessary to assert your rights at every turn.
The Long Island car accident lawyers at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye pledge to undertake a comprehensive investigation of the facts underlying your case, marshal critical evidence and, above all, provide an unrivaled level of personalized service and attention.
To schedule an initial consultation at no cost, contact us at 800-469-7429. We stand prepared to begin the process of fighting for the financial recovery to which you and your family are entitled.
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, New NHTSA Study Shows Motor Vehicle Crashes Have $871 Billion Economic and Societal Impact on U.S. Citizens, www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/NHTSA-study-shows-vehicle-crashes-have-%24871-billion-impact-on-U.S.-economy,-society
- U.S. Department of Transportation, An Analysis of Motor Vehicle Rollover Crashes and Injury Outcomes, www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/810741.pdf
- Consumer Reports, Rollover 101, http://consumerreports.org/cro/2012/02/rollover-101/index.htm
- Accident Reconstruction Journal, The Causes of Injury in Rollover Accidents, http://www.e-z.net/~ts/web-6-1-06/~docs/The%20Causes%20of%20%20Injury%20in%20Rollover%20Accidents3.pdf