New Jersey Van Accident Attorney
Representation for Victims of Van Accident Injuries
It's a common misconception that vans are safer than cars just because they're larger. In truth, vans are prone to rollovers and are often involved in devastating accidents that result in catastrophic injuries and deaths. The 12- to 15-passenger vans are particularly dangerous. These vans are unstable and much more likely to flip over when carrying multiple passengers.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a NJ van accident because of a negligent driver, a company that failed to maintain the vehicle properly, or the vehicle's defective design, you may be able to file a personal injury lawsuit.
Call Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. to find out how we can help you. You can reach us at (609) 240-0040.
Van accidents can result in serious injuries and death. If you've been hurt, get legal help from a New Jersey injury lawyer.
Van Rollover Accidents
Recent research done by government regulators points to the fact that there's a significant risk of rollovers, deaths, and catastrophic injuries when it comes to vans, particularly when they're loaded with 10 or more passengers. The higher the number of passengers in these vans, the higher the center of gravity. This creates instability.
When vans roll over, we routinely see passenger ejections because they weren't buckled up, or because the seat restraint systems failed. When occupants are ejected from a vehicle in a crash, they suffer significant blunt force trauma and have the risk of getting run over by other vehicles. The consequences are often catastrophic or fatal.
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Injuries and Compensation in NJ
Many schools, universities, church groups, and nonprofits still use these passenger vans to transport people to events. NHTSA has discouraged pre-primary, primary, and secondary schools from using 15-passenger vans to transport school children because these buses don't provide the same level of safety as school buses. It's now against federal law for schools to buy new 15-passenger vans for school transportation purposes.
Victims of van accidents can suffer major injuries such as:
- Head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Spinal cord trauma
- Internal organ damage
- Multiple broken bones
- Cuts and lacerations
Depending on the circumstances of the collision, injured victims can seek compensation for damages such as medical expenses, lost income, hospitalization, cost of rehabilitation and care, permanent injuries, and pain and suffering.
The experienced New Jersey auto accident lawyers at Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C. have a successful track record when it comes to representing severely injured victims and their families. We will remain on your side, fight for your rights, and make sure that you are compensated for all your injuries, damages, and losses.
Call us at (609) 240-0040 for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case evaluation.
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