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Who Is Responsible for a New Jersey Rollover Truck Accident?

By Lependorf & Silverstein on May 6, 2016

Rollover accidents are among the most fatal types of accidents that occur on U.S. roads, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). When a large truck is involved in a rollover, the results can be even more deadly. A large truck has significantly more weight and momentum than a passenger car, so when it rolls over, more damage can result.

When a New Jersey Rollover Truck Accident Occurs, Who is at Fault?

While each case is different, here are some of the first places an experienced New Jersey rollover truck accident attorney will look to see whether negligence was involved:

•    The driver. Driver distraction, inattention, intoxication, or sleepiness can all result in a rollover accident. While the driver is not always at fault, it is always important to examine the driver’s actions.
•    The driver’s employer. Trucking companies have a responsibility to keep their vehicles in good working order. When they fail to do so, serious injuries – including those resulting from rollover truck crashes – can result.
•    Parts manufacturers or maintenance. Defective truck parts or negligent maintenance and repairs may cause a situation in which a truck crashes or rolls over, and the driver is powerless to stop it. A search for hidden defects can be an important part of a rollover truck accident investigation.

Contact a Dedicated New Jersey Rollover Truck Accident Attorney

At Lependorf & Silverstein, P.C., our experienced New Jersey rollover accident lawyers are dedicated to helping injured people secure the compensation they need after a serious accident. To learn more about how we can help you protect your legal rights and seek compensation, contact our office today for a free and confidential case evaluation. Let us help you and your family secure the financial settlement you need to heal and move on after an accident. We can be reached at (609) 240-0040.

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The firm’s principals, Gabriel R. Lependorf and David E. Silverstein, have each been representing injured victims in the State of New Jersey for over twenty years.

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