New Jersey Rollover Accident Attorney

A motor vehicle rollover accident happens when a car or truck lands on its side or roof. These accidents are extremely scary and often lead to severe injuries and fatalities.

In many instances, vehicle rollover accidents result from driver carelessness and recklessness. If you or a person you care about suffered injuries in a recent rollover accident, you should undergo prompt medical care for your injuries. In addition, you should talk with a New Jersey rollover accident attorney as soon as possible.

Some of the most common ways that New Jersey drivers violate their duty of care to others include:

  • Speeding and other traffic law violations
  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Engaging in reckless driving maneuvers
  • Failing to pay sufficient attention to the road

​New Jersey Rollover Accident Attorneys

The experienced legal team at Reinartz Law Firm understands the significant injuries and complications that often stem from rollover accidents. We can help you investigate your accident circumstances and file a claim under your Personal Injury Protection (PIP) insurance coverage.

Alternatively, we can help you file a claim or lawsuit against all potentially responsible parties in your case. We can then negotiate with the insurance company adjuster on your behalf and help you litigate your case if that step becomes necessary.

Our legal team has a strong track record of successfully resolving car accident claims and lawsuits through settlement and litigation in the court system. In fact, we have recovered millions of dollars in monetary compensation for our clients through favorable personal injury settlements, in-court jury verdicts, and binding arbitration awards.

Some of our most recent results include a $400,000 award in a motor vehicle accident case where the accident victim suffered herniated discs, a $375,000 award for injuries to a driver caused by street racers, and a $200,000 policy limits award for a motor vehicle crash in which the accident victim suffered serious spinal cord injuries.

The experienced New Jersey rollover accident lawyers at Reinartz Law Firm are ready to assist you with all of your legal needs. We provide case evaluations and answer your questions with no cost or no obligation to you. We welcome you to reach out to our legal team for more information today.

How Do Rollover Accidents Happen?

In recent years, approximately 2 percent of all motor vehicle crashes in New Jersey involved a vehicle that rolled over.

In many of these instances, driver error causes vehicle rollover accidents. In some cases, an obstacle or object located in the middle of the roadway interferes with the car’s forward motion. However, most rollover accidents do not happen unless another driver is negligent in some way.

Drivers are negligent in a variety of circumstances. For a driver to drive negligently, they must deviate from the prevailing standard of care by acting unreasonably.

Some of the most common ways that New Jersey drivers violate their duty of care to others include:

  • Speeding and other traffic law violations
  • Operating a vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Engaging in reckless driving maneuvers
  • Failing to pay sufficient attention to the road

When other drivers commit traffic law violations, they increase their chances of causing a rollover crash. If another driver speeds or fails to yield the right-of-way at a traffic intersection, the force of the collision may cause a vehicle to turn on its side or overturn completely. Moreover, drivers who operate their vehicles while under the influence of alcohol often lose control of their vehicles, bringing about a rollover collision.

Finally, some rollover accidents happen when other drivers fail to watch the road attentively. When a driver becomes distracted while using a cellular phone or other electronic devices, they may not see an approaching vehicle, causing a forceful impact and causing a vehicle to overturn.

If you or someone you love was in the affected vehicle, you should immediately talk with the skilled rollover accident lawyers at Reinartz Law Firm. We can review all police reports, meet with you, and determine your legal options for recovering favorable monetary compensation in your case. If you are eligible to file a personal injury claim, we can do so on your behalf and work with insurance company adjusters to negotiate a settlement offer that is fair to you.

What Injuries Do Rollover Accident Victims Suffer?

When a vehicle rolls over in a serious accident, the vehicle occupants can suffer extremely serious and sometimes deadly personal injuries. The injuries that accident victims sustain in a rollover accident will usually depend upon the number of times the affected vehicle rolls over and whether the accident victim strikes a part of their body in the vehicle.

If the driver or passenger strikes their head on something in the vehicle, like the roof, headrest, or window, they may sustain a traumatic head or brain injury. While some TBIs are relatively mild, others are far more serious. One common type of TBI is a concussion injury which may lead to migraines and other significant complications. In the worst head injury cases, an accident victim may suffer post-concussive syndrome, experience ongoing memory loss, or even fall into a coma.

Rollover accident victims may also sustain a bone fracture if they strike their hands, arms, legs, elbows, ankles, or feet on something in the vehicle. Some accident victims also suffer rib fractures when an airbag deploys or when their chest hits something in the vehicle at the time of the collision. In many instances, an accident victim must undergo one or more surgical procedures to correct a broken bone.

At other times, accident victims will suffer soft tissue whiplash injuries to their neck and back. Although soft tissue injuries do not involve a broken bone, accident victims may still need surgery or other expensive medical procedures to resolve their condition. They may also need to attend physical therapy sessions to get better.

Next, some rollover accident victims sustain open lacerations, which require stitches, along with bruises and abrasions. Finally, if the accident victim suffers a crush injury in their accident, they can sustain internal organ damage, which may become permanent.

Suppose you or someone you love sustained any of these injuries in a recent vehicle rollover accident. In that case, you should contact the skilled New Jersey rollover accident attorneys at Reinartz Law Firm as quickly as possible. While you complete your medical treatment, we can begin to gather your medical documents, accident information, and other potential evidence to use in your personal injury case.

Recovering Monetary Damages for Rollover Accident Injuries

Victims of rollover accidents often sustain permanent injuries that affect them for the rest of their lives. When that happens, accident victims can file a personal injury claim, sometimes with the at-fault driver’s insurer, seeking the various monetary damages they need to become whole again.

Under an accident victim’s PIP policy, they can recover reimbursement for their accident-related medical expenses and any earnings they lost from being unable to work after their accident.

When an accident victim is eligible to involve the at-fault driver’s insurance company, they can recover monetary damages for their past and future pain and suffering, along with their inconvenience and mental anguish. If their quality of life significantly declines after the rollover accident, they can bring a legal claim for loss of life enjoyment. Moreover, if they suffer a spinal cord or paralysis injury which limits movement or feeling in one or more parts of their body, they can file a loss of use claim.

Finally, if an accident victim suffers fatal injuries in a rollover accident, their surviving family members can open an estate and pursue a wrongful death claim or lawsuit in the court system. As part of a claimant’s wrongful death damages, they may recover reimbursement for funeral and burial expenses and monetary compensation for the accident victim’s medical treatment leading up to their death.

If the claimant depended on the deceased accident victim for income, they can make a claim for loss of future earnings. Finally, a wrongful death claimant can pursue monetary compensation for losing the deceased loved one’s comfort, care, and companionship.

At Reinartz Law Firm, our experienced New Jersey rollover accident lawyers will do everything in their power to maximize your monetary recovery after filing a claim or lawsuit for monetary damages in your case.

Filing a Legal Claim

Accident victims who sustain injuries in rollover accidents may recover damages. The way to recover these damages through settlement or personal injury litigation is to first file a claim. Under New Jersey’s PIP laws, a driver or passenger who suffers an injury in a rollover accident must first turn to their insurance company to pursue their accident-related medical expenses and lost wages.

In some instances, however, the accident victim can file a claim with the insurance company for the at-fault driver. Accident victims might be eligible to file these types of claims if they choose the “full tort option” on their insurance policy application. Moreover, they may be eligible to assert a claim directly against the at-fault driver if their injuries reach a certain threshold.

In most instances, accident victims can only pursue a personal injury claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer if they suffered an injury that involved a permanent disability, permanent scarring or disfigurement, loss of one or more body parts, or permanent impairment related to a bodily function.

The knowledgeable New Jersey rollover accident attorneys at Reinartz Law Firm can determine if you must first turn to your insurance company for compensation or whether you can go directly after the at-fault driver or their insurer. In either case, we will be by your side every step of the way, helping you negotiate or litigate your case to a favorable conclusion.

Litigating a Case in the Court System

Some car rollover accidents proceed to litigation when insurance companies fail to offer sufficient monetary damages to compensate the accident victim.

During the litigation phase of a rollover accident case:

  • The accident victim’s lawyer will file a formal Complaint with the court, after which a defense attorney will typically enter their appearance and file an Answer.
  • The parties will answer one another’s written questions, called interrogatories, as part of the discovery process.
  • The defense lawyer will take the accident victim’s deposition to learn more about how the accident happened, the injuries they suffered in their accident, the medical treatment they underwent, and the residual effects of the accident, including their pain, suffering, and inconvenience levels.
  • The parties will then attend one or more mediation sessions or settlement conferences with the court in an attempt to resolve their case through settlement.
  • If the case does not settle out of court during the litigation process, the parties will likely take their case to a civil jury trial that occurs in the court. At this proceeding, both parties may present evidence in the case, and the jury will decide all the disputed issues, including the amount of monetary compensation to award the accident victim.

As an alternative to litigating a case at a jury trial, the parties may consider mediation or binding arbitration. If the parties take their case to binding arbitration, for example, they will present their case to an arbitrator who will then award damages to the accident victim.

At Reinartz Law Firm, our skilled team of legal professionals will help you evaluate your options and select the best course of action for your case.

Call a Skilled New Jersey Rollover Accident Attorney Today

Whenever a car rollover accident victim suffers injuries due to another driver’s negligence, they may be eligible for a favorable monetary settlement. Moreover, if the insurance company fails to compensate them fairly for their injuries, they can pursue the monetary damages they deserve via litigation.

At Reinartz Law Firm, our skilled legal team will explain all of your legal options in clear and understandable terms and will help you select the best course of action for your case. Our legal team will highlight the strengths of your case while pursuing the highest monetary recovery available to you.

For a free case evaluation and legal consultation with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer, please call us today at (201) 778-4878 or contact us online for more information.

Contact a ​New Jersey Rollover Accident Lawyer Today

As with most other personal injury cases in New Jersey, you will only have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. The moment your injury occurs, the clock starts ticking. Even though many clients think that two years is plenty of time, there is much to do before you reach the lawsuit stage of your case. Any delay can cause you to lose quality evidence and leverage with the insurance companies.

We serve clients in Hackensack and the entire Bergen County area including Teaneck, Fort Lee, Fair Lawn, Garfield, Englewood, Bergenfield, Paramus, Mahwah, Ridgewood, Lodi, Cliffside Park, Lyndhurst, Palisades Park, Elmwood Park, Rutherford. Please contact us at (201) 778-4878 today for your free case evaluation.

The Reinartz Law Firm Fights for ​Rollover Accident

After a ​rollover accident you may feel like your world is turned upside-down. You need medical care and treatment, but how will you pay your medical bills if you can’t work? How will you pay your household expenses?

You have important questions. We have the answers.

We staff our law firm with dedicated legal advocates who will tirelessly work to protect your rights. He will negotiate with the insurance companies, help process your workers’ compensation claims, and file whatever is necessary to recover the money you deserve.

While you heal, we fight. Call (201) 778-4878 or fill out our simple online form for your free in-person or virtual consultation at your earliest convenience.

Lori F.

"Richard Reinartz represented my husband and I in a personal injury case. He was very professional and did an excellent job. Richard made it very easy to communicate with him via email, phone, texts. His assistants are extremely helpful yet Richard even answers the phone himself when he could! .He is obviously well respected by the insurance companies and other attorneys. We feel very fortunate to have had him on our side."

Maria M.

"Great service, efficient communication and a really easy to reach for any help and support along the process. He was very proactive and anticipated all my concerns. Always having my best interest at heart and found the best outcome for me. I would definitely use Reinartz services again, and recommend them. Excellent customer service at Reinartz Law Firm Personal Injury Lawyers! Thank you for the amazing support!"