Rollovers are almost always a result of negligence
Commercial trucks, like most vehicles, are built with safeguards in place to prevent rollovers from happening. When a commercial truck rolls over, negligence on the part of the driver or trucking company is almost always to blame. Some of the common causes of rollovers include:
- Cargo piled too high, making the truck top-heavy, or unbalanced
- Truck driver fails to adjust speed while going around curves
- Driver distracted or asleep at the wheel, leading to sudden changes of direction
- Truck driver fails to appropriately steer the vehicle
The trucking company may have failed to make sure its drivers were experienced and responsible operators. Or the company responsible for the cargo might also be responsible for the accident. In other words, if you were hurt when a nearby truck rolled over, it almost certainly wasn't your fault. The trucking company should be held responsible for causing your injuries.
Getting compensation requires an experienced attorney
Rollovers might seem like open and shut cases because liability on the part of the trucking company is fairly clear. But they're also high-stakes cases, and the trucking company's attorneys will do everything they can to reduce the amount of compensation paid to you or even deny your claim altogether. That's why you need to put experience on your side. Richard E. Lewis has been handling these complex cases for over 30 years, and he knows how to fight to get you full and fair compensation.
Richard Lewis will thoroughly investigate your accident and get to the bottom of what happened. He'll build a strong case for the full amount of compensation you need to be made whole again, and he'll take a hard line with the trucking company in negotiations and at trial. Find out what you can do to protect your rights after a rollover accident. Contact us online or call 866-465-9098 to schedule your free consultation.