A Truck Rollover Accident Attorney Can Establish Liability to Secure Compensation
Rollover truck accidents can occur from negligent driving, improper training, failure to take safety precautions, or unforeseen conditions. Regardless, they almost always cause significant damage to property and injuries to other drivers involved. Weather, sharp turns, and other factors can contribute to these serious accidents. Victims should hire a skilled truck rollover attorney who understands the various state and federal regulations affecting the trucking industry. At San Diego Injury Lawyer, our attorneys have a wealth of knowledge in this area and can ensure victims are compensated for their damages. Contact our San Diego, CA, law firm today if you have been injured and need legal help.
Although rollover accidents account for less than four percent of semi truck accidents, they are to blame for more than half of all truck accident fatalities.
Many truck rollover accidents can be avoided when the driver follows certain safety procedures and avoids reckless behavior.
What Causes Rollover Truck Accidents?
Rollover accidents are most often caused by a negligent truck driver. These types of accidents occur when the wheels at the front of the truck turn more quickly than the trailer can. The most common causes of these serious accidents include the following.
- Reckless Driving: A truck driver who speeds, especially while going around sharp turns, is more likely to cause a rollover accident.
- Overloaded Cargo: There are strict regulations in place at both the state and federal level regarding truck weight limits. Overloaded trucks are more prone to these types of accidents, especially if the cargo is loaded too high.
- Driving Under the Influence: An intoxicated driver is more likely to driver recklessly, speeding or taking turns too quickly.
- Failure to Take Safety Precautions: When road and weather conditions change, there are a number of precautions truck drivers should take to avoid an accident. A driver who fails to do so could be liable for damages if an accident occurs, even if the weather contributed to the accident.
- Improper Inspections: Regulations require trucking companies to have their trucks inspected regularly. If they fail to do so at all, or if an inspection is done incorrectly, they could be liable in an accident.
Damages Sustained in Rollover Accidents
Although rollover accidents account for less than four percent of semi truck accidents, they are to blame for more than half of all truck accident fatalities. In addition to a high fatality rate, rollover accidents are also more likely to cause serious, permanently debilitating injuries such as traumatic brain injury (TBI) or paralysis.
Victims in rollover accidents may seek damages for:
- Medical bills for significant personal injury
- Property damage
- Lost wages or loss of income
- Pain and suffering
If the accident resulted in a fatality, surviving family members can bring a wrongful death claim against the negligent parties.
Our experienced attorneys will investigate the cause of any rollover accident. If necessary, we can reconstruct the accidents and the events that led up to the rollover to determine which party is liable. We will use the evidence collected to hold the truck driver and / or the company accountable for your damages.
Contact San Diego Injury Lawyer Today
We have successfully handled countless truck accident cases. If you or someone you love has been injured in a rollover truck accident, contact our law office to schedule a consultation with one of our attorneys.