A vehicle rollover accident when an automobile somehow ends up toppling over and landing on its side or upside down. Commercial trucks are much more likely than other vehicles to roll over due to their design and because they often carry heavy cargo. If you’ve recently been injured in a truck rollover accident in Connecticut, you’ll want one of our Hartford County Truck Accident Lawyers on your side. Continue reading to learn more.
WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF TRUCK ROLLOVER ACCIDENTS?
The majority of truck accidents are caused by the truck driver’s negligence (or inexperience), but some accidents can be caused by factors outside of the driver’s control. The most common causes of truck rollover accidents include:
- Driver error
- Distracted driving
- Excess or partial cargo load
- Driving while fatigued/drowsy
- Faulty truck parts
- Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Hazardous road condition
- Inclement weather
WHAT SHOULD I DO AFTER A ROLLOVER ACCIDENT?
After any auto accident, you should immediately contact your local authorities to get an official report filed. Police officers that arrive on the scene will be able to determine who or what was responsible for the accident. This information is vital because Connecticut is an “at-fault” state when it comes to auto accidents. Whoever caused the accident will be responsible for covering damages through their insurance. While auto insurance might cover medical expenses for injuries, it won’t cover compensation for your pain and suffering or lost wages if you had to miss work due to your injuries.
CAN I RECEIVE COMPENSATION AFTER A TRUCK ACCIDENT IN CONNECTICUT?
There’s a chance that the at-fault driver’s insurance won’t be able to cover all of your medical expenses. If this is the case, or if you’d like further restitution for lost wages and your pain and suffering, you can contact a personal injury attorney to help you file a claim. You are likely eligible for compensation if the accident was caused by the truck driver’s negligence. In court, negligence is when someone fails to act in a way that minimizes harm to others. Your attorney can help you gather the evidence you need to prove that the driver’s negligent behavior directly led to your injuries. Depending on the company, the truck driver’s employer may also be found liable in court. This could be likely if the accident was caused by faulty truck parts due to the company’s failure to perform routine maintenance checks. You can determine your options with an attorney.
Have you recently been injured in a truck rollover accident? Are you looking for a trusted personal injury lawyer who has your best interests in mind? Look no further because the Law Office of Marc N. Needelman is here to fight for you! Contact our effective team today for an initial consultation.