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How Semi-Truck Rollover Accidents Occur

Semi-trucks and other commercial vehicles are involved in accidents regularly, often resulting in serious injury to the people involved. When a large truck collides with a smaller passenger vehicle, it is often the occupants of the passenger vehicle who are most seriously hurt. There are specific types of accidents to which large trucks are more prone than passenger vehicles, such as rollover accidents. Rollover accidents occur when a truck loses control and flips over onto its side or even its roof. Luckily for victims, Georgia law allows for people injured by negligence to recover through a Gwinnett County personal injury lawsuit. The attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith are dedicated to helping injured people get the compensation they deserve.

Rollover accidents often cause widespread and significant damage to other vehicles involved in accidents to them. Trucks that roll over can travel across lanes, hitting cars and other objects that may a significant distance from where the truck was driving. There are many issues that may cause a truck to roll over, including:

  • Driver error
  • Speeding
  • Over steering
  • Under steering
  • Improperly loaded cargo
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Improper braking
  • Equipment failure

                                                                                                                                      

These are only some of the ways in which a truck may roll over, and it is important to have the circumstances of your accident reviewed by an experienced truck accident attorney. After a truck accident, it is important that you record as much information about the accident as possible. If you are able, it would be helpful to take pictures of the accident, as well as collect contact information from any witnesses to the accident. Also, make sure that you have a full medical evaluation performed by a professional so that your injuries are properly diagnosed and documented. The more information you have regarding your accident, the easier it may be to establish liability.

Contact a Gwinnett truck accident attorney today for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999 to schedule your free consultation.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia