According to the FMCSA, over 78% of rollovers involve driver error.
What are rollover truck accidents?
Rollover truck accidents are just that — a truck accident that results in a large commercial truck rolling over on its side and once a big rig starts to topple, there is no way to control it.
Often, a rollover truck accident can cause chain reaction collisions on the roadway or the cargo may spill out on the road causing additional accidents. Surrounding motorists are at risk of being crushed or trapped underneath.
Rollovers can happen at any time, any where. In fact, according to the FMCSA, 56% happen on straight roads, with no curve or ramp in sight.
Commercial truck rollovers typically cause severe injuries and fatalities in highway accidents.
Causes of Rollover Truck Accidents
Rollover accidents are directly related to a truck’s stability, which is influenced by its center of gravity. A high center of gravity can make a vehicle unstable in fast turns or sharp curves increasing the odds that it will tip over once it begins to slide sideways. Stability is impacted by:
- Condition of the vehicle
- Height of the load
- Positioning of the load
- Shifting of loads
- Liquid surging
Establishing Fault in Rollover Truck Accidents
Accidents involving large commercial trucks are complicated. You need an experienced truck accident attorney who can take this load off your shoulders.
The truck accident attorneys at Nash & Franciskato will thoroughly investigate your accident, determining causation and responsibility. For instance, depending on the situation, there are several parties to consider:
- If due to driver error, the truck driver
- If due to a defective part, the manufacturer
- If due to improper loading, the cargo loaders
- If due to dangerous road conditions, the municipality
Our goal is to help you and your family put your lives back together by obtaining the compensation you deserve.
Receive a Free Evaluation from Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
When you need to understand your legal options in a rollover truck accident, you want a trusted and experienced legal team who will fight for your rights. In the Kansas City area and across Missouri, contact the truck accident attorneys at Nash & Franciskato for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case.