Truck Rollover Accidents
Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous collisions that occur on the road. When a truck rolls over, the potential for a serious injury or even death increases. Truck drivers are entrusted with the responsibility of operating their massive vehicles safely, and when they break that trust and endanger the lives of others, they should be held responsible. The Miami truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon assist victims of rollover crashes with their legal claims. Our firm works tirelessly to make sure that victims pursue proper compensation from those responsible for their injuries.Causes and Types of Truck Rollover Accidents
The unpredictability of a rollover accident not only causes chaos on the road but also may result in multiple injuries to drivers, pedestrians, or other travelers. Any kind of truck is susceptible to a rollover accident. Semi-trucks, dump trucks, and cement trucks all have the potential to turn on their sides in certain situations. Common events that may result in rollover accidents include trucks traveling at high rates of speed, a sudden turn or swerve that is improperly executed, over-steering, and driver fatigue.
Rollover accidents are classified into two types: tripped and untripped collisions. A tripped rollover accident occurs when a truck comes into contact with another object as it exits a roadway, such as a guardrail or curb. The force of the impact in a tripped accident is what causes the rollover to occur. An untripped accident results when a truck rolls due to a change in the vehicle’s center of gravity, such as when a truck turns too quickly or is speeding.Establishing the Liability of a Commercial Driver or Trucking Company
If you have been hurt in a truck rollover accident, you may be able to take legal action against the driver or the trucking company that employs the driver. To show liability, a victim must establish that the defendant acted negligently. Negligence requires proof that the defendant or defendants breached an owed duty of care to the victim. All drivers owe other road users a duty to act as a reasonable person would act under the same or similar circumstances. A driver who takes a turn too quickly, or a company that fails to adequately train its drivers in such maneuvers, may be found to have breached a duty of care.
An injured victim must also show that the breach directly caused the crash and that reasonably quantifiable damages resulted. Once negligence is shown, compensation may be awarded for any medical expenses that were incurred or that will be incurred in the future, as well as a victim’s loss of income and earning capacity, pain and suffering, and property damage.Protect Your Rights by Enlisting a Truck Accident Attorney in Miami
If you have been injured or lost a loved one due to a truck rollover accident, the Miami truck accident lawyers at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon can help you seek the compensation that you are entitled to receive from negligent parties. We are dedicated to offering compassionate and experienced legal assistance to victims across South Florida, including in Miami, West Palm Beach, and other cities in Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your legal options with a motor vehicle collision attorney.