Rollover Truck Accidents Cause Serious Injuries
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With a dozen or so major highways passing through the Wichita Falls & Lawton area, there are many opportunities here for bad truck accidents. The Wichita Falls and Lawton area is crossed by heavily trafficked highways. In recent years, bad truck accidents have happened on L-44, US-277, US-287, and OK-7, among other highways.
Among the most common, and harmful, commercial truck wrecks are rollovers.
An accident is considered a rollover when a semi-truck’s wheels leave the pavement and the truck either flips over or continues to roll due to a sudden impact. They often happen when a truck turns too quickly or one side of the vehicle drops or rises suddenly.
Hoover Rogers Law, LLP fights for the rights of people injured due to someone else’s negligence. If you are the injured victim of a rollover truck accident, contact us to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
Why semi-trucks roll over
Tractor-trailers are at a heightened risk of rollover crashes because of the vehicle’s high center of gravity. Unstable loads are also an issue, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
Rollover truck accidents are often caused by:
- Truckers taking a curve too fast on highway entrance/exit ramps.
- Incorrectly loaded cargo
- Poorly maintained brakes
- Changes in road surface
- Intersection conditions
- Distracted or drowsy driving
- Over-steering to the point of rolling over or avoiding something in the road
The factor with the highest risk of causing a rollover accident is cargo shift due to improperly loaded or secured freight. Truckers driving too fast for roadway circumstances is also a major contributing factor.
Serious injuries and fatalities are common
When a heavy truck rolls over, severe injuries are the rule, not the exception. You may have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), a spinal cord injury, or lost a limb. You may have broken bones or internal injuries that will take a long time to heal. The effects of an injury ripple across your life, affecting your career, your family, and your future.
After an injury-causing accident, our attorneys can negotiate to get you the money you deserve for your past, current, and future medical expenses, as well as property damage, and lost wages among other losses. What happened wasn’t your fault, and you shouldn’t have to pay.
When a truck accident turns fatal, we also represent family members in wrongful death claims. This allows us to pursue damages like funeral expenses, emergency medical care, as well as loss of income and companionship – and seek justice and accountability for what happened to your loved one.
Speak to a truck accident attorney as soon as possible
If you were involved in a truck accident, it is important that you contact an attorney as soon as possible to protect your right to compensation.
Hoover Rogers Law offers free case evaluations to people injured in Wichita, Comanche, Cotton, and Wilbarger counties and the greater region. During your evaluation, you can learn about how the law applies to your specific situation and your legal options without spending any money.
Get answers from an experienced rollover truck accident lawyer. Call, email, or chat online with us now to schedule your free injury case evaluation.