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Rollover Semi-Truck Accidents

Truck accidents injure hundreds of thousands of people every year in the United States, according to data published by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). When a truck accident happens due to negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company, injured victims may likely be able to receive compensation for all of their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. In order to make sure you recover the full amount possible, you should always contact an experienced Coweta County truck accident for assistance with your case.

 

Rollover accidents are particularly dangerous when they involve large commercial trucks. A rollover occurs when a semi-truck flips onto its side, or even all the way over to its roof, while driving. Rollovers usually happen at high speeds and, once a truck rolls, the driver has no way to stop the truck from skidding down the highway, colliding with anything in its path.

 

Some of the common causes of truck rollover accidents include the following:

 

  • Speeding
  • Taking turns too quickly
  • Overcorrecting steering
  • Under steering
  • Improper braking
  • Tire blowouts
  • Hitting a curb or other object
  • Unbalanced cargo
  • Coupling failure
  • High winds

 

When a truck rolls over, not only will it collide with other vehicles in its path, but the trailer often loses its cargo. Cargo may hit passing vehicles or even cause fires if flammable. Additionally, hAdditionalaving cargo spread across a roadway can causes other vehicles to lose control, as well. If the cargo is toxic or hazardous, chemical-related injuries may occur and the clean-up process may be extensive. As you can imagine, the destruction from rollover truck accidents can be widespread and extensive.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

Truck rollover accidents can cause devastating injuries and losses for victims. If you have suffered injury in any type of truck accident, an experienced truck accident lawyer can help you receive the full compensation you deserve. Do not hesitate to 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