When large commercial trucks roll over, they become a serious hazard to everyone else on the road. If you were hurt or your loved one was killed in a truck rollover accident, you may have the right to financial compensation for your injuries. The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein and Affiliates P.C. is a skilled Massachusetts truck accident law firm that is dedicated to helping truck accident victims and their families. Our team is here to provide you with the support you need, as well as relentless advocacy at every stage of the legal process.
Truck Rollover Accidents
A truck rollover accident is an accident in which the truck overturns onto its side or roof. Trucks are particularly prone to this kind of accident because they have such a high center of gravity. Rollover accidents can lead to devastating harm. While only 2.1 percent of crashes involve a rollover, rollover accidents accounted for nearly 35 percent of all deaths from passenger vehicle crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Data from the NHTSA also found that over half of all truck fatalities are due to rollover crashes. Truck rollover accidents can have a number of causes, including:
- Improperly loaded vehicles;
- Unsecured cargo and freight;
- Tired drivers;
- Unsafe lane changes;
- Excessive speeding;
- Insufficient truck maintenance.
Filing a Lawsuit After a Truck Accident Claim
If you have been injured in a truck rollover accident, you may be able to sue any and all at-fault parties for damages. Like many accidents, truck rollovers are often caused by driver negligence. Truck driver negligence occurs when a truck driver fails to use the level of care that a reasonably competent truck driver would have used in the same or similar situation, thereby causing a rollover accident and the resulting harm.
While a truck driver may be liable for the accident, the trucking company the driver is employed by may also be liable. In Massachusetts, companies may be responsible for any accidents in which their employees were negligent while acting within the scope of employment under the doctrine of vicarious liability. In other words, trucking companies may be liable for the negligence of truck drivers, so long as truck drivers were ‘on the job’ at the time of the accident.
Damages in Truck Rollover Accidents
If you win your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to compensation for the following losses: past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, past and future loss of income and all property damage expenses. Every case is unique and the specific amount of damages you will be entitled to will depend upon the extent of harm suffered.
Trusted Massachusetts Truck Accident Lawyers
Truck rollover accidents are some of the most dangerous types of accidents on the road. These accidents can leave individuals permanently impaired and may even lead to death. If you were injured or you lost a loved one in a truck rollover accident, you should contact a reputable Massachusetts truck accident attorney without delay. At The Law Offices of Barry Feinstein and Affiliates P.C., we understand how to protect your rights in complex truck accident cases. If you wish to discuss your case in more detail, please call us today at 1-800-262-9200 or reach out to us via our website.
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