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