Truck Rollover Accidents
An 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, so it should come as no surprise that an accident involving one of these enormous vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries. Many truck drivers drive at excessive speeds in order to deliver their cargo quickly and move onto their next job, and this driving behavior makes their 18-wheeler more prone to a rollover.
Other reasons why truck rollover accidents occur are:
- Driver is distracted while driving
- Driver falls asleep at the wheel or drives while tired
- Improper loading of the vehicle
- Pulling the truck off onto a soft surface
- Swerving to avoid a hazard in the road
Many truck rollover accidents are the result of negligent driving or negligence on the part of the employer of the truck driver. If there are load imbalances, the driver was not trained properly, maintenance was not performed regularly on the truck, or there was an insufficient screening of the truck driver, you may be able to file a claim against the driver or their employer if you or a loved one suffered serious injury or death as the result of a truck rollover accident.
Amaro Law Firm’s Texas truck rollover accident attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case and will examine the police reports, toxicology reports and maintenance records to see if there is any evidence that the truck driver or their employer were negligent. Our attorneys will aggressively fight for you and will hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.