Truck Rollover Crashes
Truck rollover accidents constituted a small yet still significant percentage of commercial truck crashes in recent years. Rollovers can leave destruction in their wake, but what causes these accidents, and what are the rights of injured victims? Read on to learn how our Greensboro truck accident attorneys may be able to help you recover compensation after you suffered injuries in a rollover accident.
Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents
Various factors cause truck rollover accidents in Georgia and across the United States. According to one federal study, the leading causes of truck rollovers are:
- Not adjusting truck speed when approaching curved roads
- Poor brake condition
- Distraction like using the phone while driving, eating, drinking, or smoking
- Impairment because of substance abuse
- Poor road conditions like steep or sharply curved roads
- Fatigued driving
- Tire blowouts
- Speeding in high winds
If a truck driver is negligent and causes a rollover, it can lead to chain-reaction crashes and injuries to others. If you suffer injuries, our legal team can help you recover full compensation for your medical bills and other losses from the liable parties.
Preventing Truck Rollover Accidents
Fortunately, truck rollover accidents are preventable. Truck drivers and their employers can prevent them by doing the following and more:
- Ensure proper, timely truck maintenance, including replacing worn brakes and checking low pressure before setting off
- Driving at an appropriate speed
- Driving well-rested and avoiding distractions
- Ensuring proper cargo loading and securement
Call Us Today to Speak with a Truck Accident Attorney
If you have been hurt in a truck rollover accident or any other type of accident involving a commercial vehicle, you should speak to an attorney as soon as you can. At Ben F. Windham, PC, we are committed to helping victims get the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free case evaluation with a member of our team, call our office today at 833.236.9467 or contact us online.