“Truck rolls over on highway, causes multi-vehicle pileup and numerous injuries.” Unfortunately, this is too often a headline in the news on an almost daily occurrence. Trucks, more so than any other vehicle, are prone to rollover accidents. The truck’s center of gravity plays a primary role. A high center of gravity with a truck carrying a heavy load increases the likelihood for a rollover accident. The majority of truck rollovers occur in curves and primarily on- and off- ramps.
Unfortunately, there is not much that can be done to avoid a truck when the truck suddenly rolls over and blocks multiple lanes. While truck rollover accidents do not occur as frequently as other types of accidents, when they do occur, the damages and injuries can be significant. If you have been injured a in a truck rollover accident, Ladah Law Firm’s Las Vegas truck accident lawyers can help you recover damages. Call us today at 702.252.0055.
A rollover accident is one that involves the vehicle tipping onto its side or roof at any time during the crash. The accident may occur after a side or frontal impact with another vehicle or a stationary object. Rollover accidents are particularly dangerous because this type of accident often involves the vehicle leaving the roadway or an occupant being ejected.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, in 2013, 7,067 passenger vehicle occupants died in rollover crashes in 2013. This number accounted for 33% of all passenger vehicle occupant deaths. It should come as no surprise that SUVS and trucks consistently have had a higher percentage of rollover deaths than cars since 1978. In 2013, for rollover accidents involving trucks and SUVs, the percentage of passenger vehicle occupant deaths was 45% and 50%, respectively. Conversely, the percentage of passenger vehicle occupant deaths in cars was 24%.
While drivers cannot prevent others from driving negligently on the road, it is important to at least recognize and understand what causes truck rollover accidents. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, truck rollover accidents are frequently caused by:
Maybe you’ve been involved in an accident due to a truck rollover, or maybe someone you care deeply about has been in an accident or affected by a loved one’s accident & you’re looking for help on their behalf. Victims affected by these type of accidents are usually scared, shook up, & just wanting to recover. If that’s you, you’re likely experiencing many emotions at this point. If it’s a loved one, you can imagine what they are going through. It’s nothing that you can plan for & nothing you’d every want to be part of. There’s concerns about the medical bills, how will they get paid? The injury itself, will you get back to normal or is there going to be ongoing ramifications from it? maybe even loss of a loved one. How do you ever get your life back to the way it used to be. Depending on the extent & severity of the accident, it may never be exactly the same. But there is light at the end of the tunnel…and we want to help you get back on your feet.
You’re going to need a strong advocate on your side to deal with the insurance company. Big truck companies have big insurance companies ready to go to bat for them. Saying that attempting to manage this on your own, while dealing with all the elements of a accident is “hard to handle” would be an understatement. You’ve got your hands full trying to put the pieces back together in your life and fighting with an experienced insurance company who’s going to try to get you to settle for much less than you deserve for your medical bills, pain & suffering is not what you need now. You need to focus on yourself & loved ones, healing & getting your life back. It is possible to get back to normal but it will take time & it may be different than before. We’re here to help & we’ll be your support.
If you have injuries sustained in any type of auto accident, the Ladah Law Firm’s experienced Las Vegas truck accident attorneys can help you recover compensation. Our Las Vegas attorneys have experience prosecuting a variety of truck accidents, including tire blowout, rollover, and jackknifing accidents.
Call our truck rollover accident attorneys today at 702.252.0055. Ladah Law Firm’s truck rollover accident attorneys offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
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