Goshen Car Accident Attorneys Helping Victims of Hudson Valley Rollover Accidents
Few accidents are as jarring and disorienting as rollover accidents, where a car is sent tumbling side over side or, in rare cases, end over end. Rollover crashes are a major source of fatal injuries on New York roads, and are often caused by reckless or careless behavior, whether committed by another driver or by a vehicle manufacturer that has failed to adequately test the vehicle design before putting it on the market.
When you or someone you love is hurt in a serious rollover crash, you have a right to compensation for your injuries, including money damages for medical expenses, lost income, physical therapy, and emotional trauma. After a rollover crash, it’s important to take action right away on your legal claim to ensure that any evidence of the cause of the crash is preserved and statutes of limitation don’t expire. The Goshen car accident lawyers at Dupée & Monroe are ready to help you get the money you need after a crash in New York’s Hudson Valley. Contact them today for a no-cost consultation on your claim.
What causes rollover crashes?
Rollover crashes occur when a vehicle’s stability is thrown off, either due to a collision, a sharp turn, or by hitting irregular terrain. When a vehicle is thrown off-balance with sufficient force that the driver is unable to correct the direction, it can hit an object such as a curb, guard rail, or median and be thrown into a roll. Rollover crashes become more likely when precipitation has made roads slippery with snow, ice, or rain. Speed is often a factor, either due to a driver attempting to make a turn at too high a speed, jerking the wheel to avoid a crash while speeding, or when a speeding vehicle cannot avoid a crash and the force of the collision sends the other vehicle into a roll.
Mechanical and design defects can result in rollover crashes
While driver errors such as speed can contribute to a rollover crash, issues that are completely outside of the control of the driver such as a sudden tire blowout can result in a rollover. In general, Sport Utility Vehicles have a high center of gravity and relatively-narrow wheel base when compared to other vehicles. These factors make SUVs particularly prone to rollover accidents. When vehicle designers or manufacturers fail to test their designs extensively to ensure that the risk of a rollover has been minimized, they may be liable for injuries suffered by those hurt in rollover crashes. Dupée & Monroe’s talented product liability lawyers are prepared to file a defective design lawsuit on your behalf when a car or SUV’s design causes your injuries.
Help is Available after a Serious Hudson Valley Car Accident
If you’ve been hurt in a New York rollover crash, get help filing a claim for compensation by contacting the dedicated, seasoned, and trial-ready Goshen personal injury lawyers at Dupée & Monroe for a consultation, at 845-294-8900.