The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that in excess of 100,000 people were injured in crashes involving large trucks in 2012. In a town like Woolsey, large commercial vehicles are a common sight, and can be spotted at virtually any time of day or night. Due to their size and weight, semis are more prone to certain types of accidents than other vehicles may be. For example, with their high center of gravity, tractor-trailers roll over more easily than smaller passenger vehicles. Because a truck that has rolled over is completely out of control, the damage caused by a rollover accident can be widespread and severe. People affected by truck rollover accidents should discuss their options with an attorney as soon as possible.
Why do Semi-Trucks Rollover?
There are many potential causes behind a truck rollover accident, some of which may implicate negligence on the part of a variety of parties. Including the most common causes are the following:
Failure to account for adverse weather
Taking turns too fast
Failure to conduct a pre-trip inspection
Improperly loaded or secured cargo
Determining the exact cause of your accident is essential in identifying the liable party or parties, which could range from a truck driver to the manufacturer of a particular piece of trucking equipment. An experienced Woolsey truck accident attorney will be able to analyze the facts of your case and determine who, if anyone, could be held liable. In addition, the assistance of an attorney will help ensure that your legal rights are protected and you receive the full value of your claim.
Contact a Woolsey truck accident attorney for a free consultation
A rollover truck accident may entitle victims to significant financial recovery. Our attorneys are dedicated to helping people injured by truck driver or trucking company negligence recover for their injuries. The attorneys of Shane Smith Law have the skill and experience required to bring your case to a successful resolution. Schedule a free consultation today by calling (770) 487-8999.