Rollover Accidents Are Often Preventable
The financial burden of being a victim of this type of accident can be crippling when you need constant medical care, cannot work or have lost the help and support of a family member.
We have recovered over $890 million in damages for our clients, and we will make it our job to get you all the money you deserve. We have a 99 percent success rate in helping our clients in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana.
According to a study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, very few rollover crashes are caused by poor road conditions. The vast majority of these accidents are caused by driver errors. The leading causes of commercial truck rollover are:
- Speeding on curves
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Impaired driving
- Unsecured loads
- Overloading the truck
- Worn tires
All of the above violate FMCSA safety regulations for drivers and trucking companies. Many times, the accident could have been avoided with better rollover prevention training. A small percentage of rollovers are caused by another driver either hitting the truck or moving in front of it too suddenly for the truck to stop or slow down safely.
Rollover Risk to Occupants of Surrounding Vehicles
Commercial trucks can weigh as much as 40 tons and sometimes carry hazardous materials. When one of these giant trucks tips over in the middle of the highway, it can cause massive destruction, especially if there’s heavy traffic. Whether the truck cargo is hazardous or not, when the truck rolls over cargo can be strewn across the road or fall on surrounding cars. Spillage of toxic chemicals can cause radiation poisoning to occupants of the surrounding area. Sometimes the cargo is flammable and catches on fire or explodes. The truck itself can crush other vehicles it lands on. And if traffic is moving fast, a deadly freeway pileup could result from the huge truck suddenly blocking the road.
Isaacs & Isaacs: Attorneys for Commercial Truck Rollover Accidents
These deadly accidents can involve several vehicles and cause massive injury and damage. Insurance coverage may not be adequate to compensate numerous victims for their losses. In order to recover enough money to compensate you for:
- medical expenses,
- lost wages,
- lost earning capacity,
- property damage,
- pain and suffering
and other damages, you will need to determine which parties can be held liable for damages not covered by insurance.
If you or somebody you love has been injured in an accident involving a commercial truck rollover, Isaacs & Isaacs truck accident law firm can help you to recover the just compensation you will need to heal and go on with your life.
Call us now at 800-800-8888 for your free consultation and case evaluation by an experienced truck rollover accident lawyer, or fill out our online form and we will get back to you shortly. We are here for you 24/7 to help you take action before:
- Evidence disappears
- Witnesses forget what they saw
- The deadline for filing your claim or action expires
We understand that no amount of money can replace the loss of a loved one or your own physical health and fitness. In order to hold truckers and trucking companies fully accountable for careless behavior which continues to harm others, our only path to justice and to encourage safer driving practices could be through civil litigation.