Rollover Truck Accidents
Rollover incidents cause some of the most dangerous types of traffic accidents. Due to their high center of gravity, this phenomenon occurs more frequently with heavy trucks and big rigs. Unfortunately, large tractor-trailers are also more likely to cause catastrophic harm or fatalities if they flip over.
Several rollover truck accidents have left victims with life-altering physical injuries, heavy financial burdens, and emotional trauma. The consequences can be severe, but victims can get the compensation they deserve with an experienced attorney’s help.
What Causes Tractor-Trailers to Overturn?
Often, negligent drivers are responsible for rollover incidents. Distraction, fatigue, or errors in judgment can lead drivers to make sharp turns and over-corrections, causing their trucks to flip over. If a tractor-trailer is overloaded, any significant shift in weight on the road could also overturn the entire vehicle.
Malfunctioning vehicle components also may cause rollover semi-truck crashes. For example, big rig operators could lose control of their vehicles due to defects in various elements, such as the tires or suspension systems. If a malfunction occurs while the vehicle is in motion and causes an accident, a skilled attorney can help victims pursue compensation from those involved in bringing the faulty truck to market.
Common Injuries in Rollover Truck Wrecks
When a rollover scenario begins, it is difficult to stop the momentum of the flipping vehicle. Other passengers and motorists caught in the path of these physical forces may face severe damages to their vehicles, fires, and even ejection onto the roadway.
Accordingly, these types of accidents often cause debilitating injuries, including:
Damage Caused by Flipped Tractor-Trailers
Aside from the physical harm and emotional trauma that rollover truck crashes can cause, injured victims and their families may also find themselves overwhelmed by significant financial burdens. Few are prepared for the medical bills, lost income, and ongoing care and rehabilitation costs from a sudden traffic accident.
Holding Negligent Parties to Account in Rollover Crashes
If you were involved in a rollover tractor-trailer crash, you might be facing physical pain, financial woes, and emotional stress. Fortunately, those impacted have the right to seek accountability and monetary compensation from the responsible parties.
At Tittle & Perlmuter, our team works tirelessly on behalf of injured victims to pursue appropriate awards for damages. Our dedicated and diligent attorneys are experienced in pursuing claims resulting from rollover truck accidents and are prepared to assess your case, walk you through the process of seeking recovery, and provide options for potential financial relief.