What Causes Semi-Tractor Trailers to Roll Over?
Accidents involving semi-trucks affect millions of people every year, and sometimes cause life-altering injuries. According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) data, there were over 350,000 accidents involving 18 wheeler tractor trailers in 2012. When these truck accidents occur due to truck driver negligence or truck company negligence, those injured may be able to recover damages and be compensated for their losses by filing a New Mexico personal injury claim.
One of the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents is when a semi-tractor trailer rolls over. These rollover accidents occur when a truck flips over onto its side or roof while moving. Because a truck that has rolled over no longer has its wheels on the ground, it is completely out of the control of the truck driver and may collide with other cars on the road. Some common reasons for trucks to rollover are: speed; over steering; hitting a curb; blowout; high winds; turning too fast; braking too fast; unbalanced cargo; and mechanical failure.
Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer if you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident and need legal advice. An injury lawyer will protect your rights and ensure the insurance companies do not force you to settle. New Mexico truck accident attorneys are dedicated to ensuring clients are treated fairly and according to the law.