Van Rollover Accidents

More and more each day, 15-passenger vans are becoming a common way for a lot of individuals to be transported to their jobs, travel to and from the airport, or carry various commercial goods to certain businesses. However, you should know that since these vans tend to be of a much larger and heavier size than many other vehicles, the operators of such vans must follow different laws and speed limits than their smaller counterparts. Still, in New Jersey, the rate of 15-passenger van accidents is ever increasing.

Since a lot of 15-passenger vans are used for commercial reasons, the laws governing them are quite particular. In fact, an Elizabeth van rollover lawyer will tell you that most commercially-operated vehicles are required to carry supplemental insurance coverage, and the operators of these vans must have special licenses. Additionally, there are maximums with regard to the number of passengers who are allowed to ride in these vehicles, and the baggage and/or other cargo must never be more than the pre-established limits.

If You’ve Been in a Van Rollover Accident, Seek Legal Assistance

Regrettably, a lot of the accidents that 15-passenger vans are involved in within the state of New Jersey entail violations of the applicable laws. Accordingly, any passenger who has been involved in an accident in a 15-passenger van should seek the services of an Elizabeth van rollover lawyer prior to:

  • agreeing to any type of settlement,
  • talking to the van company’s owners or agents, or
  • signing any paperwork.

Because the van companies usually have a group of lawyers or insurance reps that will attempt to convince passengers to admit that another driver was at fault (or there was some other reason for the accident), having your own independent attorney might be of great help.

Even in cases where the passengers have signed some type of release from liability, that does not give the driver of the van a free pass to be able to cause damages or injuries without the possibility of being held responsible. Only an independent investigation can expose the facts of a 15-passenger van accident, and your Elizabeth van rollover lawyer can help with that. Please call Dan Matrafajlo at 908-248-4404 to receive a free consultation about your case, and let him start working on your behalf right away.

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