Truck Rollover Accidents in Orange County, CA
Secure an Attorney to Protect Your Entitlements
The mere size and weight of 18-wheelers and semi-trucks can cause devastating
and even fatal accidents. All of the following can lead to truck rollovers:
- Sharp turns
- High speeds
- Overloaded cargo holders
- Braking too quickly
Truck driver negligence is responsible for too many accidents and fatalities
every year. The increasing amount of traffic causes minor accidents to
become catastrophic, damaging multiple cars and injuring numerous people.
Truck rollovers are not only dangerous because of the potential damage
to the truck and other cars caused by it falling to its side, but could
also result in explosions.
If you were injured in a truck rollover that was caused by another driver's
reckless actions, you deserve to be compensated. The Orange County injury
attorneys at Cohn & Swartzon, P.C. have assisted numerous clients
in seeking damages from negligent truck drivers, as well as the companies
that employ them. Truck drivers are required to act in a reasonably cautious
manner when operating a commercial vehicle, so it is your right to hold
them accountable if they have failed to do so. If you are interested in
filing a personal injury claim, contact us today for a
free case evaluation.
Some of the truck accident cases that we have handled in the past include:
$2,000,000.00 settlement – truck driver hit a bicyclist with his mirror
$750,000.00 settlement – truck driver fell asleep at the wheel
$525,000.00 settlement – truck driver rear-ended a car on the freeway
$400,000.00 verdict – distracted truck driver hit another vehicle
Conditions that Contribute to Truck Rollovers
There are a number of different factors and conditions that could contribute
to a truck rollover, but far too many are caused by truck driver negligence
or inattention. Although truck drivers are required to undergo intensive
training before they can obtain a commercial driver's license and
abide by strict regulations when they're out on the road, some continue
to act in a manner that puts other drivers at risk. Some of the most common
causes of truck rollover accidents include:
- Making a turn at high or unsafe speeds
- Driving a truck that has been overloaded with cargo
- Overcorrecting when trying to avoid an obstacle
- Driving at excessive speeds / making reckless maneuvers
- Engaging in distracted driving behaviors
- Driving while fatigued or failing to take a rest break
- Changing lanes in an abrupt or unsafe manner
How do I prove that the truck driver was negligent?
If you were recently injured in a
truck accident, it is imperative that you move quickly to secure the representation of
an Orange County truck accident attorney from Cohn & Swartzon, P.C.
The other driver's insurance company may be quick to offer a settlement
in the hope that they can close your case as quickly – and for as
little money – as possible. What many victims do not realize is
that they may be entitled to much more than what they have been offered
by the insurance company.
Depending on the circumstances of your accident, you may be eligible to
file a claim against:
- The negligent truck driver who caused the accident
- The company that employs the truck driver
- The manufacturer of defective trucking equipment
Determining liability can be tricky, which is why it may be in your best
interest to secure legal representation at the outset of your case. When
you work with our firm, we can take steps to ensure that all liable parties
are held accountable. In order to do so, we may work with an accident
reconstructionist, interview witnesses, examine police reports and request
black box evidence from the trucking company. Unlike the insurance company,
we will have your best interests in mind.
No recovery, no fee! Contact us today to learn more.
If a commercial truck driver was driving recklessly or negligently and
you were injured as a result, you have the right to take action. Our personal
injury lawyers in Orange County can assist you in getting the compensation
that you deserve. We know that a truck rollover can be life changing,
so you deserve to be compensated for any property damage to your vehicle,
medical expenses, lost wages and pain and suffering you have experienced.
Waiting to contact an attorney could be detrimental to your case, as there
is a statute of limitations that governs all
personal injury cases in California.
Contact our team now and receive a
free initial case consultation.