What To Know About Truck Rollover Crashes
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that 80,000 people were injured in truck accidents in 2010. Truck rollover accidents are one of the most common types of truck accidents to occur. A truck rollover crash will often involve multiple vehicles. A rollover accident causes massive property damage and leaves accident victims with critical injuries.
The roads and highways in Connecticut are filled with large commercial vehicles such as 18-wheelers, garbage trucks and semi trucks. Having a large number of trucks on the road increases the chances of motorists being involved in a crash. Connecticut drivers need to stay alert when sharing the road with large trucks.
If you or a family member has suffered an injury in a truck rollover crash, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse. Contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers today for a legal consultation.
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Causes Of Truck Rollover Accidents
A number of factors can contribute to truck rollover accidents. Many truck wrecks are the result of a driver’s inattentiveness or negligence. Truckers have a duty to other drivers on the road to operate their vehicles safely and follow the state’s traffic laws. Listed below are some common causes of truck rollover crashes:
- Truckers distracted by cell phones and other electronic devices
- Driver fatigue
- Turning too fast
- Driving too fast for the weather and road conditions
- Stopping abruptly on a soft surface
- Oversteering the truck to prevent it from drifting off the road
- Making abrupt maneuvers
Many tractor-trailer crashes can be avoided if truckers follow safety tips and local traffic regulations.
In 2010, 3,600 traffic fatalities were the result of truck crashes in the United States, according to the NHTSA. If your relative was killed in a truck rollover accident, then you may able to file a wrongful death claim. An experienced truck accident attorney advises you of your legal rights and options.
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Conditions That Cause Truck Rollover Accidents
Truck rollovers can be grouped into two categories: tripped, and untripped crashes. During a trip accident, the vehicle leaves the road after it hits a guardrail, curb or a rough surface. The force of the accident causes the truck to rollover. In an untripped accident, a centrifugal force causes the truck rollover accident. In these types of accidents, no fixed objects are hit, but the rollover is the result of a sudden turn or by driving too fast for the conditions. A truck’s chances of rolling over increases when driving in the following conditions
- Winding roads
- Slick roads due to rain or ice
- Construction zones
- Steep hills
If you were injured in any form of semi-truck accident caused by another person’s negligence, you may have grounds for legal action.
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Free Consultations With Our Truck Accident Attorneys
Each year, thousands of people are injured in truck accidents. If you were injured in a truck rollover accident, contact Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers for a legal consultation. At Jonathan Perkins Injury Lawyers, we offer a free initial legal consultation to injury victims. During your consultation, a member of our staff will review your accident claim and advise you on the best legal remedy to pursue.
Our attorneys and staff have the experience and resources to handle truck rollover accidents. We have a track record of helping numerous clients receive favorable outcomes for their personal injury claims, either through a settlement or a jury verdict. To schedule a free and confidential case evaluation, fill out the contact form on this page or call 800-PERKINS