New York Rollover Accident Lawyer
Rollover accidents are among the most serious and frightening types of car crashes. In a rollover accident, your car literally rolls over until the top of the vehicle is on the ground. The car may stop upside-down or continue rolling, depending upon the speed at the time of the accident, the size of the car, and other factors. Certain types of vehicles including SUVs, large trucks, and large vans are at higher risk of rolling over. Rollover accidents are extremely dangerous and often fatal.
If you or someone you love has been injured or fatally wounded in a rollover crash or any other traffic accident in Kingston, Marlboro and Ulster or elsewhere in the Hudson Valley, contact a dedicated personal injury attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP. We will pursue your claims against negligent drivers, employers, freight companies, transit companies, auto manufacturers, insurers, and any other parties who should be held responsible to compensate you and your family for your injuries, pain and suffering, medical expenses, and other legal damages.
Rollover Accidents are Deadly
Rollover accidents may be less common than other types of car crashes–according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA), they represent only two percent of all crashes nationwide–but they are among the most dangerous. Nearly 35 percent of all traffic-related fatalities are connected to rollover accidents. More than 7,000 people are killed in rollover accidents every year.
Rollover accidents can be single-vehicle or involve multiple vehicles and collisions. Regardless of the cause, rollover accidents are dangerous. If you or someone you love has been in a rollover accident, call a dedicated New York traffic accident attorney as soon as possible to protect your health and your rights.
Rollover Accident Causes
A number of factors play into whether an accident will involve a rollover. In many cases, the rollover is caused by the negligence of at least one party involved. Factors at play can include:
- Speeding, especially around tight curves
- The size, weight, and balance of the vehicle
- How the vehicle is packed, such as if a freight truck or other vehicle is overloaded or the load is unbalanced
- High-speed collisions, such as T-bone crashes
- Icy or wet roads
- Excessive tire grip
- Driver distraction, intoxication, or fatigue
The savvy rollover accident attorneys at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP will investigate the circumstances of your accident to uncover how the crash occurred and which parties may be held liable.
Recovering Compensation for Your Rollover Accident Injuries
Rollover accidents are very dangerous, often leading to serious, permanent, or fatal injuries. In rollover accidents, drivers and passengers often find themselves slammed into other vehicles or obstacles, and often come into contact with torn metal, broken glass, or unsecured cargo. Accident victims can also be thrown from their vehicles and injured by impact with the ground.
At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, our rollover crash attorneys help injured victims and their families recover after all manner of rollover accident injuries, including the following:
- Head trauma and traumatic brain injury
- Internal bleeding and organ damage
- Broken bones
- Cuts, scrapes, and contusions
- Spinal cord injury
The long-term effects of rollover accident injuries can be severe and debilitating, including loss of critical functions such as sight and hearing, paralysis, loss of teeth, chronic pain, arm or leg amputation, and impaired internal functioning. In serious cases, victims may be left in a coma or succumb to fatal injuries.
If you or your loved one has been hurt in a rollover accident, you could be entitled to damages including compensation for the following:
- Medical bills, including for procedures, prosthetics, physical therapy, nursing care, and other medical care
- Lost wages for any time missed from work
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and other psychological harm
- Wrongful death damages
Call a Dedicated New York Rollover Accident Lawyer for Help Seeking Compensation After Your Hudson Valley Traffic Accident
For a free consultation on your possible rollover accident claim, contact the seasoned truck and car accident attorneys at the New York personal injury law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100 or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.