Rollover Truck Accidents
Rollover truck accidents are among the most deadly accidents and hazards on the road. These types of accidents typically result in extreme damage or injury to the vehicle that has flipped over due to impact. Rollover accidents are caused by various factors including:
· Overloaded or out of gauge trucks
· Over steering the truck in avoidance of a road obstacle
· Taking a turn or curve too quickly
· Abrupt maneuvering of the truck
· Excessive speeding
· Distracted driving
· Fatigued driving
· Stopping on soft surfaces
Who is Liable in Rollover Truck Accidents?
The truck driver may be held liable for the accident if he or she performed negligent behaviors while driving, such as driving while fatigued, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or driving while distracted. Other parties that may be held accountable for the accident include the driver’s employer or government entities responsible for the maintenance and upkeep of the road or highway if the accident was due to poor road conditions.
It is extremely important to file a claim as soon as possible if you have been involved in a rollover truck accident, not only for the relief and damages compensation that you may be entitled to, but for the limited window of opportunity open for filing claims against government entities or the insurance companies.
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