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Rollover Truck Accidents

If you or a loved one was involved in a truck accident, you may have a right to compensation. Contact the experienced Atlanta, Georgia truck accident lawyers at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C. for help with your truck accident claim.

Dangers of Rollover Truck Accidents
Rollover accidents are among the most serious and deadly crashes as they endanger not only passengers in the flipped vehicle but also others who might be crushed as the car rolls over. Unfortunately, the more top-heavy a vehicle is, the greater the chances that the car will end up rolling over.

Large trucks and tractor trailers are some of the most top-heavy vehicles on the road, which means that these commercial vehicles are especially prone to tipping. This can result in serious harm to victims of truck accidents who are crushed when a truck rolls over onto their cars.

Causes of Rollover Truck Accidents
A rollover accident can occur for a number of different reasons. However, there are a few behaviors that can significantly increase the risk of a rollover truck accident happening.

One of the most dangerous causes of a rollover truck accident is an unbalanced load. Trucks often carry large amounts of goods throughout the United States and are responsible for getting those goods safely to their destination. If a truck is not loaded correctly, the lack of balance can increase the risk of the truck rolling over as the driver moves along the roads and highways to its destination.

Another common cause of rollover truck accidents is speeding, especially around curves. When the truck takes the curve too quickly, the top-heavy vehicle is prone to tipping and can fall onto cars on either side as it rolls upside.

An Atlanta Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
When a truck rolls over, drivers and passengers in nearby cars can be seriously hurt. Crushing injuries can lead to amputations, internal organ damage, a severed spinal cord, broken bones, traumatic brain injury or even death.  Motorcycle riders, pedestrians and other motorists are all at risk of falling victim to these life-threatening or fatal injuries.

Those who are victims of a rollover truck accident or those who lose loved ones in a wreck have certain legal rights. The truck driver can be held responsible for compensating victims for all costs and losses if the driver was negligent. These costs and losses can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering and emotional distress damages, or wrongful death damages if the truck wreck is a fatal one.

The trucking company who employs the driver in a rollover crash may also be held responsible for the accident as well. Trucking companies are considered to be responsible for mistakes or negligence that their driver exhibits in the line of duty. Trucking companies may also be responsible if the company itself is negligent in its policies, such as by failing to follow proper safety protocols for balancing a load.

If you or a loved one was hurt in a truck accident and you wish to take legal action against either the truck driver or the trucking company, a caring and knowledgeable Atlanta truck accident lawyer at Sammons & Carpenter, P.C., can help with your case.

To learn more or to schedule your free consultation with one of our Atlanta truck accident lawyers, give us a call at (404) 991-5950 or contact us online today. 

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