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Semi-Trucks and Rollover Accidents

Because of their high center of gravity and large trailers, commercial semi-trucks have a significant risk of rolling over under certain circumstances. If a truck rolls over, it often collides with any and all vehicles in its path, often causing significant damage and injuries to other motorists on the road. In fact, rollover accidents are one of the most deadly types of truck accidents possible. If a semi-truck rollover accident occurred because of someone’s negligence, victims deserve to be fully compensated by that responsible party. If you have suffered injury, contact a Corinth truck accident attorney for assistance with a possible case as soon as you can.

 

Common Causes of Rollover Accidents

A rollover accident means that the truck and its trailer turn over onto its side or even sometimes onto its roof. Some common causes of semi-truck rollover accidents include the following:

 

  • A truck driver attempts to take a curve or turn at excessive speeds.

  • The cargo in the truck’s trailer is not properly loaded, allowing it to shift on turns and causing imbalance in the trailer.

  • The truck was not properly maintained and suffers a tire blowout, brake problems, steering problems, or suspension problems while in motion.

  • The driver operates the truck at too high a speed in high winds.

  • The driver overcorrects the steering and loses control of the truck.

  • The driver hits a curb, vehicle, or other object that trips the truck into rolling over.

These are just a few examples of common causes, and an experienced attorney can help determine the specific cause of a rollover in your situation.

Contact a Corinth truck accident lawyer for a free consultation

If you have been involved in an accident in which a semi-truck rolled over, you are likely suffering from serious injuries and related losses. The truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Shane Smith understand how important it is for you to recover for all of your losses and return to the position you were in prior to the accident. Therefore, we are dedicated to helping truck accident victims and offer free consultations. To schedule your consultation, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia