With semi-trucks responsible for transporting our nation’s goods, they play an integral part in the economy. However, the size of these trucks can create anxiety for those who have to drive next to or near them, as accidents involving a vehicle of that size can be fatal. Unfortunately, these vehicles are likely to roll over when involved in accidents due to instability caused by their size. If you’ve been hurt in a truck rollover accident, you may not know how to proceed. Keep reading to learn more about these injuries and how a Broward County truck accident lawyer can help you recover damages.
What Can Cause a Truck Rollover Accident?
Unfortunately, several factors can lead to a truck rolling over. One of the most common causes is speeding. Because these trucks are so large, it’s imperative that truckers follow the speed limit. As a result, drivers who take curves or turns too fast are at an increased risk of their trucks losing balance.
Like speeding, inattentive driving can cause a truck to topple over. When drivers aren’t paying attention due to cellphone use, daydreaming, eating, or other distractions, they risk missing their exit or upcoming hazards. This means they’ll likely try to make a quick, sudden maneuver to remedy the mistake, causing their truck to roll over.
However, not all drivers are responsible for accidents. If another car swerves in front of them, causing the trucker to break too hard, it can cause a collision. Similarly, if a truck is improperly loaded whether a company ignores the cargo weight limit or fails to properly secure it, it can make the car more susceptible to rolling over.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
The responsibility for the accident will vary depending on the cause. While drivers should always have control of their vehicles, some things are out of their control, meaning they will not be responsible for the damages. However, if the truck driver is responsible, they can be liable for damages. In some cases, negligence on their part can be criminal.
The truck manufacturer can be responsible if a design flaw or production defect leads to a rollover accident. Similarly, the property broker can be found liable for damages if they improperly loaded the cargo into the truck. If another car cuts a truck off, causing an accident, they can be responsible.
While Flordia requires insurance companies to offer PIP coverage for all drivers, it does not cover all economic expenses related to a crash. In this instance, ensuring you reach out to an attorney is essential, as you can file a lawsuit against the responsible entity to receive full coverage for medical bills, lost wages, damage to your vehicle, and pain and suffering.
The Finizio Law Group can help ensure you receive the justice you deserve if you are the victim of a truck rollover accident. We will do everything we can to fight for the best outcome for your circumstances. Reach out today to connect with our dedicated legal team to discuss the details of your case.