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What is the leading cause of commercial truck rollovers?

Commercial truck rollovers are one of the most visually dramatic kinds of crashes you can witness. It is also a crash that has the potential to involve other vehicles. It could affect multiple lanes of traffic or even cause damage to businesses and homes near the location of the rollover.

Rollover crashes are sometimes the result of an unusual combination of events. The trucker takes a curve slightly too fast with an improperly loaded trailer during high wind conditions. The trailer rolls and takes the cab with it.

What causes most rollover crashes in big trucks?

The vast majority of rollovers are the result of driver error. Although there can be many contributing factors to a rollover crash, research has shown that more than three-quarters of these collisions occur because drivers make mistakes at the wheel. Their best practices while driving should be proactive and cautious enough to limit the risk of a rollover occurring even when other risk factors are present. Drowsiness and lack of attention are often contributing factors.

The other leading causes include improperly loaded trailers and issues with brakes. When it is clear that improper driving decisions or higher degrees of negligence caused a crash, the victims may have more rights than a traditional motor vehicle accident.  Commercial drivers can be held responsible for punitive damages in certain circumstances that drivers of personal vehicles cannot.

If there is clear fault, you may have grounds for a personal injury lawsuit against the driver, the trucking company that didn’t maintain the vehicle or the company that loaded the trailer improperly. A careful review of the circumstances can give you a better idea of what might work for you.

 

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