Sacramento Rollover Truck Accident Attorneys
If you were involved in a rollover truck accident and suffered any injuries, you should contact the Sacramento truck accident attorneys of Tiemann Law Firm to discuss your case. When a commercial truck and a small car collide, the results can be deadly. The occupants of passenger vehicles often sustain more serious and debilitating injuries than truck drivers. If the trucker or another party were at fault, we could help you hold them liable.
At Tiemann Law Firm, we have a skilled and dedicated team of Sacramento rollover truck accident attorneys to provide you with the legal services, advice, and support you need during this traumatic experience. We will advocate for your rights and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve. You shouldn’t bear the financial burden of someone else’s reckless behavior. Let us help you get on the road to recovery.
For a free consultation to learn more about what we can accomplish for you, call us today at (916) 999-9000.
Why Do Rollover Truck Accidents Happen?
Large trucks are massive in size and have a high center of gravity. They’re more prone to rolling if the driver loses control of the vehicle or crashes into a car. A sudden change in momentum can throw a truck off-balance, lifting the tires off the ground.
Most rollover accidents occur when the trucker becomes distracted or makes a dangerous error. Maneuvering a long and heavy vehicle through traffic requires experience, skill, and focus. Even a split second of inattention could lead to a collision.
The most common causes of rollover accidents include:
- Sudden or improper braking
- Taking a turn too fast
- Driver distractions, such as texting
- Abruptly changing the direction of the vehicle
- Speeding or driving too fast for conditions
- Fatigued driving
- Overloading or incorrectly loading cargo on the trailer
- Reckless driving
Sometimes, an event called “tripping” can cause a tractor-trailer to tip onto its side. This results from the vehicle crashing into an object, forcing its tires to lift off the ground. A driver in the path of a runaway truck can’t do much to prevent it from falling on or sliding into their car.
Objects that commonly “trip” large trucks include:
- Large potholes
- Speed bumps
- Road debris
You have the right to seek compensation for the injury you suffered in a rollover truck accident. Tiemann Law Firm can help you hold the truck driver or trucking company accountable for the harm they caused. You won’t be alone while we’re working on your case. Our legal team will remain by your side until the end.
Common Injuries Caused by Rollover Truck Accidents
Compact cars, SUVs, and pickup trucks are significantly smaller than most commercial trucks. Non-commercial drivers and passengers typically suffer more than the occupants in a tractor-trailer, especially in a rollover crash. In 2019, large truck accidents accounted for 4,119 fatalities. There were 677 truck driver deaths and 2,810 passenger vehicle occupant deaths.
Becoming trapped under the weight of a commercial truck is one of the biggest risks you face during a rollover accident. Broken glass, lost cargo loads, and flying debris can also lead to life-threatening injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Crush injuries
- Broken bones
- Traumatic brain injury
- Loss of limb
- Spinal cord injury or paralysis
- Psychological and emotional trauma
- Cuts and burns
- Back injuries
- Internal damage
- Permanent disability
Head, neck, and back injuries could lead to loss of mobility or physical disability. Some accident victims never recover after a truck accident and require lifelong care to manage pain or perform routine tasks. That sort of care becomes a significant financial burden if you can’t afford the ongoing medical expenses. Tiemann Law Firm understands how stressful this can be and will work hard to resolve your case, so you’re not forced to pay these costs yourself.
How to Hold the Truck Driver Liable
You likely needed medical treatment after your accident with a commercial truck. California uses the fault system to determine financial responsibility after motor vehicle crashes. The at-fault party should be liable for the injured party’s losses, such as:
- Medical bills
- Disfigurement or physical impairment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Property damage
- Loss of enjoyment of life
You could pursue compensation by filing a claim with the insurance company. All trucking companies must buy and maintain liability coverage for their truck drivers. The minimum required limit begins at $300,000 for vehicles weighing under 10,001 pounds and transporting non-hazardous materials and increases to $5 million if the truck contains hazardous freight.
Another option you could choose is to sue the truck driver or trucking company. Typically, a lawsuit becomes necessary if the insurance company denies your claim or offers a settlement much lower than you deserve.
The timeframe to file a lawsuit after a rollover truck accident is two years. This is known as a statute of limitations. What it means is that you have two years from the date of the crash to file suit, or you’ll lose your right to seek compensation from the at-fault party.
Speak to an Experienced Sacramento Rollover Truck Accident Attorney
Tiemann Law Firm has over 20 years of experience representing injured clients in Sacramento and surrounding areas. We provide quality customer service during your time of need. Our legal team is available 24/7 to answer your call when you need us most. You can depend on us to handle every step of the process so you can focus on what’s most important – your recovery.
Many accident victims struggle to pay their medical bills. If you’re already experiencing economic strain, the last thing you want is to deal with the cost of a lawyer. Tiemann Law Firm can take your case on contingency, so you’re not burdened with upfront legal fees. We don’t expect payment unless we secure compensation for our clients. If we lose your case, you won’t owe us anything.
If a truck driver or trucking company’s negligence caused your injuries in a rollover accident, call (916) 999-9000 for a free consultation with one of our knowledgeable and compassionate Sacramento rollover truck accident attorneys.