Rollover Truck Accidents - Causes and Liability
Rollovers are one of the worst kinds of truck accidents. Rollover truck accidents occur when something causes a truck’s wheels to lose contact with the road. This results in the truck ending up on its side or turned completely upside down. This type of accident can cause several chain-reaction collisions, that can injure many other motorists on the road.
Causes of rollover truck accidents
Speeding: Speeding is one of the top causes of rollover truck accidents. Truck drivers often operate under tight deadlines. Most of the time, they are tempted to exceed speed limits.
Turning too quickly: When a truck driver makes an abrupt steering change to avoid other vehicles or obstacles on the road, the truck’s high center of gravity may cause it to rollover. The faster the truck turns, the higher the risks.
Improperly loaded cargos: Improperly loaded cargo can cause a truck to tip over while making turns, causing serious injuries.
Driver errors: Driver errors include driving while ill or tired, driving while distracted by using a mobile phone or driving while reaching for a drink or the radio controls.
Manufacturing defects: Many rollover truck accidents take place because of defectively manufactured parts such as tires, brake failures or problems with the steering or coupling systems.
Liability in rollover truck accidents
Truck drivers: They may be held liable if the accident occurred because of driver errors.
Manufacturers or maintenance team: They may be held liable if the tires are defective or poorly maintained.
Cargo loading company: They may be held liable if the cargo is not loaded properly.
Municipalities: They may be held responsible if dangerous road hazards cause an accident.
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