Truck rollover accidents occur with alarming frequency. According to government data, on average, there are more than 40 rollover accidents in the United States every single day. If you have been involved in a rollover accident, you likely will not be surprised to learn that many of these accidents result in debilitating – and sometimes fatal – injuries.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we represent victims of truck rollover accidents in the Houston area and throughout Texas, Louisiana and the rest of the country. If you have been injured or lost a loved one, you could be entitled to significant compensation. But, without experienced legal representation, you are likely to receive far less than you are rightfully owed. We have the knowledge, skills and resources necessary to take on the trucking companies and their insurers, and we will not stop fighting until we have secured the compensation you deserve.
There are numerous factors that can lead to truck rollover accidents and many of them are grounds for victims and their families to seek compensation for their losses. Some of the most common causes of truck rollover accidents include the following:
When it comes to large commercial trucks, driving too fast does not necessarily mean exceeding the speed limit. Truck drivers who approach on-ramps, off-ramps and other curves with too much speed will often be at fault for causing rollover accidents.
Driving a large truck requires constant and careful attention to the truck driver’s surroundings and the road ahead. In addition to driving too fast, when truck drivers are drunk, distracted, fatigued or even asleep behind the wheel, they are at greater risk for causing a rollover accident.
Cargo that has not been properly secured or that makes a truck too top-heavy is often a factor in rollover accidents. Trucks carrying liquid cargo (such fuel tankers) can be particularly prone to rolling over as well, and their operators must be careful to ensure that they do not cause dangerous accidents on the road.
There are several maintenance issues that can cause trucks to roll over. For example, worn brakes can contribute to trucks entering curves too fast, and tires that are not fully inflated can increase the likelihood of a rollover if a truck jackknifes or skids.
Due to their high centers of gravity, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers and other commercial trucks are already at increased risk for rollovers. When truck drivers and trucking companies make careless mistakes, the results too often can be devastating. We will investigate to get to the bottom of what caused your accident, and we will fight to hold the responsible parties accountable for your losses. To get the help you need to recover the compensation you deserve, contact us today.
At Morrow & Sheppard LLP, we represent truck accident victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. A Houston personal injury lawyer is available to fight for the compensation you deserve. For a free consultation about your rights, call (800) 489-2216 or tell us about your accident online now.
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