If you were a victim in a Clifton, New Jersey, rollover car accident, you may be able to pursue compensation for your injuries, pain, and the losses you experienced. A Clifton rollover accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to gather evidence and build a strong case for your fault-based insurance claim or lawsuit.
Let a member of the Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. New Jersey car accident team evaluate your case and explain your options for pursuing a payout today. Call (201) 585-9111 now to get started at no out-of-pocket cost to your family.
Understanding Clifton Rollover Car Accidents
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there are two types of rollover accidents: tripped and untripped. These different categories are outlined in detail below.
Tripped Rollover Accidents
Tripped rollover accidents are the most common type of rollovers. This makes up about 95 percent of all rollovers, according to the NHTSA. Tripped rollovers occur when the vehicle tips because of an outside force. This may include when a vehicle begins to slide sideways and subsequently hits:
- A curb.
- A guardrail or other roadside object.
- Another vehicle.
A tripped rollover may also occur when a sliding vehicle’s tires dig into the dirt after leaving the road.
Untripped Rollover Accidents
Untripped rollovers generally occur when a top-heavy vehicle, such as an SUV or truck, makes a quick maneuver—usually to avoid a collision. When top-heavy vehicles make high-speed maneuvers, such as swerving to avoid an oncoming car, a rollover may result.
Both tripped and untripped rollover accidents can occur because of the bad behavior of another driver. Another driver’s negligence can cause rollover accidents in situations where their vehicle collides with yours, or you are forced to take action to avoid a collision caused by their careless driving behaviors.
Injuries in Rollover Accidents
Rollover accidents can be very serious, causing significant and catastrophic injuries such as:
- Loss of a limb or limbs, including legs, feet, arms, hands, fingers, or toes.
- Disfigurement or scarring.
- Broken or fractured bones.
- Loss of pregnancy or death of an unborn child.
In some cases, rollover accidents can cause other serious injuries that lead to the death of a victim. This may support a wrongful death case against the at-fault driver.
If you or a loved one suffered injuries in a Clifton, NJ, rollover accident, a member of the accident team from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. can review your case for free. Call (201) 585-9111 today to discuss your case with us.
Proving Liability in Your Clifton Rollover Case
If you qualify to take legal action, a Clifton rollover accident lawyer can help you file an insurance claim based on your injuries and accident case. To hold another driver responsible for your accident and injuries, we will need to take certain steps to build your case. For example, we may take steps that include:
- Analyzing your medical records.
- Proving you qualify to file a liability claim.
- Reconstructing your accident and proving what happened.
- Proving negligence and liability.
- Documenting your damages.
Reach out to Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. now at (201) 585-9111. Our case reviews are complimentary, and we handle Clifton car accident cases based on contingency. You will not pay for representation or legal services unless we secure a financial recovery on your behalf.
Recovering Damages in a Clifton Rollover Accident Case
While we can often reach an out-of-court settlement with the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, we may need to file a personal injury lawsuit in a Passaic County court. Whether or not we need to take your case to trial, we will seek the same types of damages. The value of your case will depend on your actual losses and damages, but may include any of the following:
- Medical treatment and related expenses
- Future and ongoing care, as needed
- Medications and prescribed medical devices
- Lost wages and reduced ability to earn your previous income
- Miscellaneous out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
- Wrongful death damages for surviving family
Statute of Limitations on New Jersey Car Accident Lawsuits
If we need to take your case to court to seek fair compensation, we generally have two years to file the proper paperwork in your case. This is outlined under NJ Revised Statute § 2a:14-2 (2018). If we do not file your lawsuit within the first two years following your accident, the court may bar you from going to trial. This means you could lose the right to recover a court award if we miss this deadline.
As such, we encourage you to act quickly following your accident. Reach out to our team to discuss what happened, as well as the injuries and losses you suffered as soon as possible.
Speak With a Member of Our New Jersey Car Accident Team
You can discuss your rollover accident and injuries with a member of our New Jersey accident team today. A Clifton rollover accident lawyer from Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. may be able to help you pursue a fault-based claim and hold the driver who caused your accident and injuries responsible. You could collect compensation based on your expenses and losses.
To learn more, call Maggiano, DiGirolamo & Lizzi P.C. today at (201) 585-9111. A member of our team can provide you with a free case consultation.