Each year, thousands of truck accidents occur in the United States. One of the most common types of truck accidents to occur on Arizona roads are rollover crashes. Oftentimes, truck rollovers involve more than one vehicle. These accidents can cause extensive property damage to both vehicles.
Arizonas highways are filled with semi-trucks, 18-wheelers and tractor-trailers. The large number of commercial trucks on the road put drivers at an increased risk of being involved in a collision. When a truck rollover occurs it can leave occupants in both vehicles with severe injuries. Its important for Arizona drivers to stay alert when traveling close to large trucks.
If youve been injured in a truck rollover crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost earnings and property damage. Contact an experienced Arizona truck accident attorney today to explore your legal options.
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Causes of Truck Rollover Accidents
A variety of factors can contribute to a truck rollover accident. Many truck collisions are caused by driver negligence or inattentiveness. Truck drivers have a responsibility to other motorists on the road to operate their vehicles in a safe manner and to follow Arizonas traffic laws. Some common causes of truck rollovers include:
- Driving too fast for the conditions
- Drivers distracted by mobile phones and other devices
- Truck driver fatigue
- Taking a turn too fast
- Stopping suddenly on a soft surface
- Over steering the vehicle to keep it from drifting
- Making abrupt maneuvers
Many truck rollover accidents can be avoided, if drivers followed driver safety tips and traffic regulations.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, in 2010, over 3,600 lost their lives in truck accidents in the U.S. If you have lost a family member in a truck accident due to the negligence of another party, then you may be eligible to file a wrongful death claim. Contact a knowledgeable wrongful death attorney to learn about the legal rights afforded to accident victims.
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Conditions that Contribute to Truck Rollovers
Truck rollover accidents can be broken down into two groups, tripped and untripped accidents. In a tripped accident, the truck leaves the road when it hits a curb, guardrail or rough terrain. The force of the crash causes the vehicle to rollover. However, in an untripped accident a centrifugal force causes the truck rollover. In these types of crashes, no objects are hit, but the rollover is caused by an abrupt turn or by driving at high speeds. Certain road conditions can increase a trucks chances of rolling over including:
- Steep hills
- Soft road surfaces
- Winding streets
- Slick highways due to ice or rain
- Construction zones
If you were injured in a truck at no fault of your own, you may be eligible for legal and financial recourse.
Contact a Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyer
In 2011, over 11,000 injury crashes involved commercial trucks or buses, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation. If you or a loved one sustained an injury truck accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. Contact a seasoned truck accident attorney today for legal guidance. After the learning about the details of your accident, an attorney can advise you on the best course of action to purse.
The lawyers at Phillips Law Group have the knowledge and the resources to successfully handle truck rollover accidents. The Phoenix-based law firm is dedicated to helping injury victims receive the justice that they deserve.
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