Types of Truck Accidents: Rollovers
Large commercial trucks have the potential for rollover accidents, and
when this occurs, there are frequently many other drivers and passengers
who become involved in the accident. Large trucks such as delivery trucks,
vans and 18-wheelers may have been loaded in such a manner that they are
incorrectly balanced or are carrying
unsecured cargo. When the truck driver swerves, the entire load will tend to shift, causing
the truck to fall on its side, potentially crushing some vehicles and
presenting a barrier across the roadway for others.
These are deadly and dangerous accidents, and they frequently result in
many injuries and fatalities. If you or a loved one has been involved
in a rollover accident, it is strongly advised that you contact a truck
accident attorney at Meyerkord & Meyerkord to provide you with the
legal support necessary for a serious injury claim. Our team of Missouri
truck accident attorneys have more than 100 years of collective legal
experience. Let us put this expertise to work for you. We provide free
case evaluations, so call our office today to schedule your initial meeting
with a lawyer.
What can our Missouri truck accident lawyers do for you?
The insurance or claims process can become very complex, with overlapping
insurance policies and multiple parties being held liable. For example,
if the accident was related to
driver fatigue, the driver, the trucking firm and their insurer may be facing a claim
or lawsuit on behalf of the injured party. If the accident was the result
of a dangerous road hazard that should have been resolved by the city,
county or state, the responsible governmental agency may be named in the
claim. There may also be other liable parties, such as when a safety system
on the truck fails and contributes to the accident.
All cases must be carefully analyzed to determine the parties that will
be named in the claim. Our legal team is interested in assisting the injured
or their families in obtaining the maximum possible compensation. As serious
injuries always result in expensive medical care and treatment, this is
naturally part of the claim. There are also non-economic losses, such
as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life in cases of
catastrophic injury. We are prepared to evaluate your case and advise you how the claims process
works. We invite you to contact us and discuss the case.