Getting around our congested roads in Southern California can be less than relaxing, and these roadways can become even more treacherous when semi-trucks are involved in accidents.
Semi-trucks, 18-wheelers, big rigs, and commercial trucks are all much larger than conventional-sized vehicles on the road. Commercial trucks are also top-heavy and are more likely to roll over than other vehicles. Rollover accidents can happen at any speed and can be extremely dangerous.
Causes of Truck Rollovers
Because semi-trucks have a higher center of gravity, they roll over more easily than a car. If a truck turns too quickly, it can become unbalanced and start swaying to one side which can lead to a rollover.
It’s not just unsafe driving that can cause rollovers - not properly securing a load can cause rollovers, too. If the load in the trailer moves position, that motion causes the trailer to sway in one direction, possibly shifting the weight so much that it begins to rollover.
Other common causes of rollover accidents include:
- Aggressive driving
- Distracted driving
- Low tire pressure
- Bad breaks
- Incorrect loading
Common Truck Rollover Injuries
Truck rollover accidents can cause severe injuries to both the driver of the truck and other people on the road. Common truck accident injuries include:
- Burns - When trucks rollover, they often start fires that can burn occupants of other vehicles involved in the accident. Burns take a long time to recover from and often require multiple surgeries.
- Spinal cord injuries - The spinal cord is a fragile but important part of your body. If your spinal cord is injured, it can negatively impact your enjoyment of life by leaving you paralyzed or needing medical assistance for the rest of your life.
- Traumatic brain injury - Traumatic brain injuries can be life-altering and diminish your ability to live your life. Severe brain injuries often require a lifetime of medical attention.
- Broken bones - In accidents with such large vehicles, you rarely walk away without serious injury, including broken bones.
Getting Compensated for Truck Accident Injuries
The first step to getting compensation for your injuries is to speak with a trusted Los Angeles truck accident lawyer. Truck accidents are much more complex than regular car accidents. There are many more parties involved and longer investigations required.
To help you get the best chance of maximizing your compensation, you need a truck accident lawyer with experience investigating and trying truck accident cases.
At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, our goal is to make sure you make a full and complete recovery. We do that by aggressively fighting to get you compensation for:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of companionship
Contact a Trusted Truck Accident Lawyer
Steinberg Injury Lawyers is standing by, ready to handle your truck accident injury case. To help you focus on your recovery, we take the legal stress off your shoulders. You don’t need to worry about your medical bills or about your personal injury claim.
Contact us today for a free, no-obligation evaluation of your case to see how we can help you move forward after your injuries.