What Are Common Injuries From Rollover Truck Accidents?October 23, 2023
It is often difficult for a truck driver to maintain the vehicle’s center of gravity. It does not take much for the truck to experience a catastrophic rollover. When that happens, other drivers in the area are at risk. You may be entitled to significant financial compensation if you or a loved one has been injured in a truck rollover accident.
Given the size disparity between the truck and the car, motorists can suffer severe injuries in a rollover accident, including:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Head and neck injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries and organ damage
- Crush injuries
Before you can file a truck accident claim, you must understand the full extent of your injuries. Then, you need the medical treatment possible to help you reach the point of maximum medical improvement (MMI).
What Causes Truck Rollover Accidents?
Truck drivers must be precise at all times behind the wheel with every decision that they make. Even a momentary lapse can cause a severe accident. Sometimes, truck drivers are either not properly trained or in too much of a hurry to take safety seriously. They may be under intense pressure to reach their destination on time. Either way, any corner cut drastically raises the risk of injury.
Common truck driver mistakes that can cause rollover accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Reckless driving
There may be other parties at fault for the rollover accident. The weight balance on a truck is critical to maintaining a straight course. The cargo may be loading improperly, and a third party could be to blame. In other cases, a defective truck part, such as a tire, can cause the driver to lose control.
Out-of-control trucks tend to cause more severe injuries. Rollover accidents occur without warning, and truck drivers and other motorists cannot avoid the accident. Thus, rollover accidents can mean more force is exerted on the car and its occupants.
Your Injuries Can Add Up to Sizable Damages
Truck rollover accident injuries will often have very high costs involved. Not only are you dealing with physical injuries, but you may also deal with mental anguish and be unable to work. Your medical costs alone could be hundreds of thousands of dollars. An attorney can review your case and work with the necessary experts to come up with a value for your case.
You may be entitled to financial compensation if you prove that the rollover accident was someone else’s fault. Rollover accidents can be complex because multiple causes or responsible parties may exist. Your lawyer would need to obtain a broad array of evidence to determine who was to blame and prove your case.
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Our Baltimore truck accident lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton are the attorneys you need when you must fight a trucking company and its insurance carrier. Call 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation.
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