Jersey City Rollover Accidents Lawyer

Sports utility vehicles, trucks, and vans are often considered safe, “family” automobiles because of their size. However, they also have a 34192739_lhigher risk for a rollover accident. A rollover accident is when a vehicle flips over onto its roof or side. Usually, vehicles that have a higher center of gravity, like a tall SUV or bus, are most likely to experience a crash like this. In fact, the primary cause of SUV crashes is rollover accidents. If you have been in a rollover accident, you need an experienced personal injury attorney on your side.

How Do Rollover Accidents Happen?

When a vehicle is tall and top-heavy, it has a higher center of gravity and is more likely to fall over than a vehicle low to the ground. They are less stable than a compact car, even though you might feel less safe in a smaller vehicle.

SUVS, trucks, cans, pick-up trucks, mini-vans, tractor trailers, and buses are all guilty of being top-heavy enough to topple over when not handled with care on the road.

Reasons for rollover accidents:

What to Do if Your Car Rolls Over

Although no one can truly be prepared for a rollover auto accident, here are some suggestions:

  • Try to remain calm and avoid leaning forward
  • After the car stops, check yourself and your passengers for injuries
  • Turn off your vehicle
  • If you are able, call for emergency assistance
  • Assess the situation to see if you can find a way out of your vehicle

Have you been in a rollover accident?

Any motor vehicle accident can cause significant personal injuries.  At the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone, we have decades of experience helped injured clients.  A consultation with our office is complimentary.  Contact us to discuss the circumstances of your case.