Truck Rollover Accidents in Orange County, CA

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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.

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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.

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