Truck Rollover Accident Lawyer
A New Jersey attorney who is dedicated to getting results
Some of the more serious types of truck accidents are rollover accidents. In seconds, victims can be left with severe and often life-changing injuries. But recovering financial compensation can be a complicated process. That’s why you need an experienced New Jersey truck rollover accident lawyer on your side.
Attorney David Leigh of The Leigh Law Firm, P.C. knows what it’s like to deal with insurance companies after an accident. He builds strong cases that they have to take seriously to help his clients recover the compensation they deserve. If you were injured in Millburn or anywhere in Essex or Union counties, he can help.
How truck rollovers happen
During this type of accident, a tractor-trailer can roll over onto its side and crash into a passenger car or other vehicle. But how does this happen? It’s usually because of negligence. For example:
- The driver was speeding and lost control of the truck.
- The truck was improperly loaded, and the trailer tipped over at a sharp curve.
- The driver was inexperienced.
- The driver was going too fast for the weather or road conditions.
- The truck had defective brakes.
A rollover accident often happens when a truck takes a curve or off-ramp too quickly. The truck’s high center of gravity and unbalanced cargo distribution can create a situation in which the cab goes one way and the trailer goes another. The wheels of the truck come off the road and the truck flips over onto its side, sometimes onto its back. The truck can then slide down the road and cause a collision or roll directly onto nearby cars.
Tractor-trailers, which weigh tens of thousands of pounds, can cause tremendous damage in a crash with passenger cars or small trucks. Victims can be left with broken bones and injuries to the head, neck, or back. More severe injuries can include spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
Medical expenses can add up very quickly. Victims may need ambulance services, X-rays, MRIs, CT scans, diagnostic tests, surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health equipment, home health care, and multiple follow-up visits with doctors and specialists. It can take months or even longer to recover from their injuries. Some are left with permanent disabilities.
We identify negligent parties and hold them accountable
But trucking companies and insurance carriers may aggressively fight claims for compensation because there can be a lot of money at stake. Insurance companies have many different ways to try to justify paying you less. Attorney Leigh knows them all. He used to represent the insurance companies. Now he fights for justice for the injured.
Rollover accidents can be complex as there can be many parties involved. There is the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that owns the cargo, the company that loaded the cargo, the company that owns the trailer, and the manufacturer and distributor of defective parts on the truck. Each party can have its own insurance company and many different lawyers can be involved.
Attorney Leigh knows how to handle complicated cases and is dedicated to making a difference by recovering the financial compensation you need and deserve. Our firm takes your case seriously from the start and will investigate the accident to get the facts for ourselves.
A truck rollover accident lawyer who puts in the hustle to win
We gather evidence, such as any video of the accident. We carefully review medical records and other documentation and interview witnesses. If needed, we consult accident reconstruction experts who can help us understand how the rollover happened.
In addition, attorney Leigh will take legal action to preserve and gain access to evidence owned by the trucking company. This includes hours of service (HOS) logs, maintenance records, employment records, and information from the truck’s event data recorder (EDR).
Attorney Leigh will identify the negligent parties and build a strong case that proves negligence led to the accident that left you injured. He will also determine the total damages you suffered and demand compensation. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injuries, lost wages if you couldn’t work, and other damages such as pain and suffering.
You can expect representation from an attorney who will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. And if you ever have any questions or concerns, you can call attorney Leigh directly on his cell phone.
Learn more during a free consultation with a rollover accident lawyer
If you were hurt in a truck rollover accident in Northern New Jersey, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Leigh can review the details of your accident, go over your options, and answer your questions.