People who drive on major highways around semitrucks regularly may not think too much about how the truck driver’s actual driving abilities can impact their own safety. Unfortunately, some will find their lives can be dramatically changed when they are involved in a crash with a semitruck. One particular type of truck accident that can have catastrophic results to motor vehicle drivers is rollover.
There are several behaviors that might tip drivers off if a trucker is not driving safely. All of these factors can contribute to rollovers by the semitruck driver. If you see these behaviors occurring next to you, your vehicle might be crushed during a rollover:
- Speeding: While speeding is generally dangerous, going too fast around turns and curves is more likely to cause a semi to rollover.
- Distractions: When a trucker is distracted, they cannot react appropriately to the hazards they come across on the highways.
- Fatigue: Any driver who is tired and fatigued is likely to have slower reaction times than under normal situations, which can be catastrophic when they are responsible of a very heavy and large semi.
- Improper training: When truckers haul tanker trailers, they must know how the movement of liquids they are carrying will impact the stability of the rig. If they are not properly trained, this can cause terrible truck wrecks.
- Even if your vehicle is not rolled over, you can still suffer an injury if it smashes into you as it careens across the roadway.
Victims of semitruck rollovers more than likely will suffer from serious injuries, including spinal and brain injuries, which can lead to costly and long-term medical care. It is important to seek compensation for any losses, including medical expenses, costs related to long-term care, lost wages and more. An experienced personal injury attorney like the attorneys at Hardee, Massey & Blodgett, LLP can help you obtain the compensation you may be due after a serious rollover accident with a semitruck.