A rollover accident—in which a vehicle flips onto its side or roof—can be dangerous. When that vehicle is a massive commercial truck that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds when fully loaded, the resulting damages can be devastating for the vehicles surrounding the uncontrolled vehicle.
Large truck rollover crashes have the potential of causing catastrophic injuries or death. Even if you were fortunate enough to survive a rollover truck accident, you may be severely injured, temporarily or permanently unable to work, and buried under a mountain of unexpected—and seemingly exorbitant—medical debt. Fortunately, you've come to the right firm for help.
At the Inland Empire Law Group, our skilled injury recovery professionals help California truck accident victims protect their rights and obtain fair compensation for their losses. We may be able to do the same for you. Keep reading to learn more about large truck rollover crashes and how our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys can assist you in maximizing the value of your claim.
Common Causes of Large Truck Rollover Crashes
Commercial truck rollover accidents can have any number of causes. In some cases, these crashes are caused by the environment, such as wind, ice or rain, truck driver error, insufficient driver training or supervision, maintenance, or a driver attempting to avoid a collision with another vehicle who created a hazardous condition. Examples of common causes and contributing factors for large truck rollover accidents attributable to driver error or truck company error, include:
- Speeding (including driving too fast for current road or weather conditions)
- Steering issues or loss of control
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Distracted driving (including texting behind the wheel, or using in-cab navigation or entertainment systems)
- Drowsy driving
- Drugged driving
- Negligent hiring practices
- Insufficient training or supervision
- Inadequate or improperly performed truck maintenance
Depending on the circumstances of the rollover crash, the liable, or at fault, party could be the commercial truck driver, the company they drive for, the individuals or company tasked with vehicle maintenance, or a truck manufacturer responsible for defective components. Not sure who to name as the defendant in your California truck accident lawsuit? We can help.
Injuries Associated With Rollover Truck Accidents
When a hulking commercial truck collides with, or topples onto a passenger vehicle, the injuries sustained can be life-changing, even life terminating. Sadly, it's often the occupants of the smaller vehicle who bear the brunt of the injuries in such a collision or event. Serious injuries related to truck rollover crashes include:
- Head and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries (and potential paralysis)
- Lost limbs and amputations
- Internal bleeding or organ damage
- Broken or crushed bones
- Nerve damage
- Extensive scarring
- Psychological injuries
The way these damages are compensated for is by getting the at fault part, or the at fault's insurance company, to pay money for all the damages suffered in the incident. Every day, the Inland Empire Law Group help injured accident victims who seek compensation for a wide range of damages incurred in a California. The Inland Empire Law Group can evaluate damages from a large truck rollover, and potentially recover damages, such as:
- All related medical expenses (including the cost of future care)
- Property damage repair or replacement costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental and emotional anguish
- Scarring or disfigurement
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Reduced quality of life
Why You Need a Skilled Truck Crash Attorney
From the injuries, to the losses, to the potential financial recovery, everything is bigger in a truck accident case, which is why you need the representation of an aggressive and accomplished attorney. An attorney helps you level the playing field with the trucking company's team of savvy corporate legal team. They can investigate any and all potential avenues for compensation and ensure that the settlement or financial award you receive is fair.
Request a Consultation
If you were injured or lost a loved one in a California large truck crash or rollover caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Inland Empire Law Group today at (888) 694-3529 to schedule an appointment for a free initial consultation to discuss the details of your case and explore your options for recovery.