Rollover Truck Accidents Lawyers
Rollover crashes are especially dangerous when a large truck is involved. Because of the extreme height of trailers, trucks are more prone to rollover accidents, especially if they are improperly loaded. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rollover accidents have a higher fatality rate than other types of crashes. A truck rollover accident can also result in catastrophic injuries.
If you or a loved one has been seriously hurt in a rollover truck accident that was someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. It’s important to take immediate action to protect your health, financial security, and your family’s well-being. At Williams Hart, our team of compassionate and experienced attorneys understands the devastation that a large vehicle can cause during a wreck. We can help you take action by filing a claim against the party or parties responsible for your accident to seek compensation that will pay for your losses.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Rollover accidents occur when a truck turns onto its side or top, often when the truck swerves quickly to avoid hitting something. The NHTSA experts report that the truck driver is usually at fault. More than one party may be liable, however, if the truck wasn’t loaded or maintained properly or if the driver was improperly trained or unqualified. Factors such as these are what make truck accident cases so complex. Hiring a skilled and experienced truck accident lawyer to investigate and evaluate the circumstances of your accident will bring you the most success in holding the responsible party or parties accountable.
Individuals who are hurt in a rollover collision with a freight truck may find themselves in a difficult battle against a massive commercial operation and their insurance companies. With the overwhelming resources and financial backing of such large corporations, you may feel vulnerable, and victory may seem unattainable. However, an experienced rollover accident attorney will fight against the corporations and seek to recover the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Insurance and truck companies alike will try to prevent you from receiving fair compensation and leave you to bear all the financial and medical burden. The complex legal process may seem daunting, especially while you are still trying to recover from your injuries. A skilled rollover accident attorney will negotiate with them on your behalf for a full and fair settlement.
A lawyer will fight to win the compensation you deserve and get justice for your terrible accident. They will be able to gather all the necessary evidence for your case, conduct an investigation of your accident to identify all the liable parties. Experienced truck accident attorneys are familiar with insurance agents’ tricks and will not accept settlement offers that are too low.
Additionally, Texas is a “comparative negligence” state, meaning that you may have to prove that you are not at fault for the accident in any way. If you are partly at fault, then the percentage of your comparative negligence will be deducted from the compensation that you will recover. A knowledgeable and skilled lawyer will be able to help you through the complexities of the Texas negligence laws.
Why Choose Us
The experienced, detail-oriented attorneys of Williams Hart are ready to help you recover compensation to help your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. Our attorneys believe that the person or persons responsible for your accident should be held accountable.
Williams Hart is a nationally-acclaimed personal injury law firm with vast resources and trial-winning experience. At Williams Hart, we are committed to getting you the compensation you deserve after your devastating rollover collision.
Cases We Handle
The team at Williams Hart are experienced in successfully handling a diversity of cases that involve rollover accidents. Our skilled attorneys will fight to win fair settlements for all victims who were injured by commercial trucks. We are committed to seeking justice in cases that involve:
• Truck drivers
• Other motorists
• Roadside workers
• Personal injury
• Wrongful death
Whether you were the operator of an improperly loaded truck or a passenger in a vehicle that was struck by a truck, you have the right to receive compensation from the liable parties. We excel in cases that involve commercial trucks with complicated circumstances. Let the experienced truck accident lawyers at Williams Hart carry the legal burden for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
At Williams Hart, we get questions from clients regarding rollover truck accidents. Below are some of the most commonly asked questions. We hope you find our answers useful. If you have any questions about your particular truck accident case, we want to help. Don’t hesitate to reach out the experienced truck accident lawyers at Williams Hart today by calling (713) 352-7071 to set up a free and confidential consultation.
What kind of evidence do I need to prove a rollover truck accident claim in Texas?
The short answer is “as much as possible.” Gather every bit of evidence that relates to the accident, including the conditions surrounding the incident and the injuries that resulted from it. Documents are necessary to prove your case include: police and medical reports, driver’s and operator’s licenses, insurance and logs, information from any onboard recorders, truck maintenance and inspection records, the driver’s records and history, and alcohol and drug test records.
Other important evidence includes witness accounts and photos of the accident scene, your injuries, the damage to the vehicle, the truck, the road conditions, and the weather conditions. If you are physically able, immediately take photos while at the scene and waiting for police and medical care. Photos need to be taken as soon as possible because the conditions of the accident scene and evidence will disappear.
What kinds of damages can I recover from a rollover truck accident claim?
Under Texas personal injury laws, truck accident victims can recover damages in a broad range of categories, including:
• Cost of medical treatments and future medical treatments
• Associated medical bills
• Loss of earnings
• Loss of future earning capacity
• Property damage
• Emotional trauma
• Pain and suffering
• Rehabilitation and physical therapy expenses
• Long-term care facility expenses
• Loss of enjoyment of life or companionship
If you’ve been injured in a rollover truck accident, the attorneys at Williams Hart will be able to give you an idea of which damages you’re entitled to during your free initial consultation.
What do I do after a rollover truck accident?
Immediately after the accident, there are steps you can take to protect yourself. First, call 911 to request the police and an ambulance, then obtain all reports. Do not apologize or discuss your feelings before you know the extent of your injuries.
Collect all of the photos and information you can at the scene, and all other documentation of your injuries after that, including your own statement. As soon as you are physically capable, call a rollover truck accident attorney. Do not speak to insurance representatives or agree to any settlement without speaking to your attorney first. Finally, follow your doctor’s advice and take the time and steps necessary to recover from your injuries.
Rollover Truck Accident Facts
The Large Truck Crash Causation Study, conducted by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration with the NHTSA, found that there are several contributing factors to large truck rollover accidents, including:
• Fatigued driving due to lack of sleep
• High speed on curved roadways
• Inattentive or distracted drivers
• Defective or poor brakes
• Overloaded or improperly loaded cargo in the trailer
The NHTSA has identified two different ways in which rollovers can occur: tripped or un-tripped. A vehicle trips when its wheels leave the road surface, sliding sideways and striking an object. The sudden force applied to the tires causes the wheel side to shoot up and the vehicle to spin over onto its side.
A tripped rollover can also occur when traveling at increasing speeds down a steep hill. A truck can roll over forward or sideways, tumbling down the incline if it were to swerve to quickly or hit an object with its tire.
Large trucks often have untripped rollovers, occurring when the vehicle is top-heavy or tall. Swerving to avoid an obstacle can cause a truck to flip over, especially at higher speeds.
Texas carries a two-year statute of limitations for claims on vehicle accidents, so the sooner you contact an attorney, the better. If you act quickly, it will make it easier to investigate your case, collect evidence, and secure your compensation. Williams Hart has an extensive record of success in winning the settlements our clients deserve. Don’t go up against large insurance companies alone. Our experienced rollover truck accident attorneys can help you through the entire legal process, allowing you to focus on your recovery.
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