In a Massachusetts rollover accident, this one in Wareham, a 24-year-old Cotuit man was pronounced dead at the crash site while another man, age 20, was taken to a hospital for serious injuries. Both men were thrown from the van they were riding. Police are trying to determine which of the two men was driving the vehicle when the traffic crash happened.
It was just last month that a woman was killed in a New Bedford rollover collision. A passenger, a woman, died after being thrown from the car when the driver tried to avoid snow on the ground. The driver, a 19-year-old woman, was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Theresa Suprenant, 22, died at the Massachusetts accident scene.
Please contact Altman & Altman if you’ve been involved in a Massachusetts traffic crash. We represent clients that have sustained injuries in all kinds of motor vehicle accidents involving another liable party.
Vehicle rollovers can prove deadly, with victims sometimes ejected from the auto. Someone involved in a rollover accident is also prone to traumatic brain injury and other serious injuries from being thrown around within the vehicle and striking their head against the roof of the car as it overturns.
If your traffic collision was caused by a negligent driver you may have reasons for pursuing a Massachusetts car crash lawsuit. If the rollover crash happened because of an auto defect or malfunction, you may have legal grounds for an auto products liability case.
It is important that you explore your legal options as soon as you can, while evidence and witnesses’ memories of what happened are still fresh. Building a solid case can take time and it is very helpful to have someone advocating on your behalf and fighting for your rights. Do NOT settle with anyone until you’ve spoken to an experienced Boston rollover attorney first.
Rollover crashes are a leading cause of car accident fatalities. Common causes:
- Driver mistakes
- Poor road conditions
- Road defects
- Poor maintenance
- Wrong-way driving
- Drunk driving
- Distracted driving
- Bad weather
- Tire defects
- Tire blowouts
1 man killed, another seriously hurt, when their van rolls over in Wareham, Daily Reporter, April 16, 2015
1 Killed, 1 Injured in Rollover Crash in New Bedford, Massachusetts, NECN, March 1, 2015
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