Piazza, Simmons, & Grant

Connecticut Personal Injury Lawyers

Rollover accidents are among the most dangerous kinds of accidents a semi-truck or big rig can be involved in. When these vehicles roll over, their tires lose contact with the ground, making them impossible to control. In addition, when the rollover when traveling at highway speeds, they can travel a significant distance and across several lanes of traffic before coming to a stop. As a result, the damage caused by a truck that has rolled over is often widespread and severe.

Trucks should not roll over under normal circumstances, and in most cases, these accidents are the result of an avoidable error on the part of the truck driver. Some of the more common truck driver errors that can result in a serious rollover accident include the following:

  • Improperly securing or loading cargo
  • Ignoring warnings regarding high winds or inclement weather
  • Taking turns too fast
  • Improper braking
  • Running up on a curb or hitting an object

In most cases, these kinds of errors would almost certainly be deemed negligent on the part of the driver, meaning that anyone hurt by the accident will likely be able to recover compensation for the losses they sustained.

What to Do after a Rollover Accident

If you are injured in a rollover accident, there are certain steps you can take to protect your rights. These include the following:

  • Do not refuse emergency medical treatment
  • If you can, document as much information as possible at the scene of the accident
  • See a medical professional for a complete medical evaluation as soon as you can
  • Take all of your physician’s advice and attend all appointments with doctors, physical therapists, or other medical professionals
  • Do not give the insurance company a recorded or written statement
  • Do not discuss the incident on social media
  • Speak to an attorney as soon as you can

Call a Stamford Truck Accident Lawyer Today to Schedule a Free Consultation

If you have been hurt in a rollover accident or any other type of crash involving a commercial truck, you should contact a lawyer as soon as possible. To schedule a free case evaluation with one of our attorneys, call Piazza, Simmons & Grant, LLC today at 203-504-5840 or send us an email through our online contact form.

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