At Gautreaux Law, we provide legal representation for Georgia victims injured or killed in wrecks involving commercial trucks and buses. Experience matters when dealing with trucking and insurance companies. We have decades of experience successfully representing victims in trucking related claims.
What are the causes of semi-truck rollover crashes?
There are several factors that can lead to large truck rollover accidents including:
- When tractor-trailers take an interstate exit ramp too fast;
- when a car in front of them is traveling slower than expected and they need to quickly brake or change lanes;
- when they take curves too fast;
- or when high speeds cause their loads to shift.
In addition to speed, other factors that contribute to tractor-trailer rollovers include sleep deprivation, distracted driving or inattention, operator error, problems with the vehicle itself, or other drivers.
Driver Safety Around Large Trucks
If you are driving a motor vehicle, be aware of 18-wheelers that are exceeding the speed limit, swerving or driving recklessly. Try to avoid being next to them when they are turning, exiting the interstate, or changing lanes.
Passenger Vehicle and Commercial Truck Crashes
All motor vehicle accidents are scary and can leave you shaken. Trucking accidents are especially devastating because of their size and the likelihood of serious injury or death.
It is not uncommon for people who have been injured in a semi-truck accident to need future, ongoing medical treatment. Insurance companies may offer quick settlements in order to avoid paying any future claims. We are experienced with handling all types of tractor-trailer claims. If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor-trailer accident you should always seek the advice of an attorney in order to get the full and fair compensation that you will need.