Rollover Truck Accident Lawyers in Atlanta
Rollover truck accidents can cause widespread devastation on the roadways. This is particularly true when a tanker truck carrying hazardous materials rolls over. Gasoline, crude oil, flammable gases, or other hazardous materials could spill on the road in the crash, potentially causing fires, toxic exposure, and severe harm to other motorists and the environment.
Truck rollover accidents are complex cases involving federal and state regulations and multiple potentially liable parties. These are often high stakes, involving substantial financial damages. Trucking companies and their insurers have teams of lawyers standing by to challenge injury claims. Your best chance of recovering full and fair compensation for the injuries you have suffered is to have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side. That is why our firm, the Grant Law Office, may be your greatest shot in recovering proper compensation, and achieving justice for what you suffered. If you think we may be the right firm for you, call us at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free at (866) 249-5513. We look forward to hearing from you.
Trucks can roll over from colliding with a curb, guardrail, or roadside terrain or due to centrifugal force in a sudden turn, or when the truck is traveling at an unsafe speed. This type of accident is common on roads during hazardous conditions, such as poor weather, but they can happen for any number of reasons. In our experience, the most common cause of rollover accidents is driver error on the part of truck driver. Ways a driver can cause a rollover accident include:
- Overloading the trailer
- Improperly loading the cargo
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Over-steering to avoid an obstacle
- Abrupt driving maneuvers
- Stopping on soft surfaces
- Faulty steering
- Loss of control in inclement weather
- Traveling too fast downhill
- Improper braking
- Taking a turn too quickly
How ever your rollover accident happened, chances are that you have suffered from catastrophic injuries as a result. Truck accidents often cause extreme injuries, such as brain damage, limb loss, and paralysis due to spinal injuries. These kinds of injuries can leave you suffering from a great deal of pain, as well as drowning in medical debt. Which is why recovering as much in damages as possible is key to your ability to fully heal.
Serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries are common in truck rollover crashes. As a result, truck accident claims often involve considerable compensation. A key step in recovering said compensation, however, is determining just how much you are owed. There are two categories you can claim damages from. The first is economic damages. Economic damages include any monetary losses you suffered as a result of your accident. For example, you may claim for medical bills, property damage, lost wages, or loss of earning capacity, if you are no longer able to work. There is usually a very clear price tag associated with economic damages, and the best way to determine how much you should claim for is to go through all your bills, receipts, and charges that were a direct result of the accident.
The second category of compensation is non-economic damage. This category is meant to include things you have suffered that are not financial. You might claim for pain and suffering, lowered quality of life, or emotional trauma. Non-economic damages can be harder to prove, as it is all determined by your personal experiences. However, to help your cause you should record how you are feeling in a daily journal, document any tasks you are no longer able to complete due to your injuries, and consider speaking to a psychiatric professional who can document the struggles you have been experiencing.
Of course, the one step perhaps more important than determining how much you want in compensation, is determining just who is liable for your injuries. If you were injured in a truck rollover accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have a right to pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered. Depending on the cause of the accident, the parties you may hold liable include:
The truck driver: Driver error is often the cause of truck accidents, including rollovers. If the truck driver was speeding, not paying attention to the road, or driving while intoxicated, that would mean that they are the liable party for your damages.
The trucking company: Trucking companies, like most for-profit businesses, cut corners in order to help their bottom lines. That means that they may have given the truck driver responsible for your accident an order, such as an unrealistic timeframe for a delivery, or to overload their trailer with cargo, that caused the driver to behave negligently. If that is the case for your accident, then you may be able to hold the trucking company liable for your injuries.
The mechanic or manufacturer: An unresponsive brake or a popped tire could easily cause rollover accident. In such cases, it may be the mechanic responsible for the vehicle, or the manufacturer that made the malfunctioning part, that is liable for your injuries.
Our husband and wife legal team at Grant Law Office takes a thorough approach to each case we handle, with strategic thought and planning. We are not a high-volume firm, and each case we take on will receive the individual attention it deserves. We offer a free consultation with no time limit or obligation.
Truck rollovers can cause serious injuries to other motorists and their passengers sharing the roadways. If you or your loved one has been seriously hurt in a rollover truck accident, call us today at (404) 995-3955 or toll-free at (866) 249-5513.
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