If your loved one was seriously injured or killed when a semi truck flipped over onto a car, you have the right to seek compensation. When someone dies in an accident like this, the family has a wrongful death claim if there is evidence that the commercial driver, trucking company and/or another business is at fault.
Attorneys Fred Pritzker and Eric Hageman help families sue negligent drivers and trucking companies for wrongful death. They have won millions for their clients, including $6 million for one family. You can contact Fred and Eric for a free consultation at 1-888-377-8900 (toll free).
Over 78% of Rollovers Involve Driver Error
Our attorneys will gather and analyze evidence to determine how and why the semi truck flipped over. Most truck rollover accidents are caused by driver error, according to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA):
- Speeding–driving faster than the speed limit or driving too fast for the road and weather conditions;
- Distracted driving–cell phone use (talking, texting), eating, daydreaming;
- Fatigue–falling asleep at the wheel or being too tired to drive well;
- Road rage;
- Loading cargo improperly;
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (legal or illegal); and
- Failure to do an adequate pre-trip inspection.
To find answers, our lawyers inspect the vehicles involved in the accident, depose witnesses, obtain corporate documents and gather other evidence. When necessary, we hire reconstruction experts.
Fatal Rollover Accidents
The following are examples of rollover accidents investigated by OSHA:
- A laborer for a contractor that was rebuilding logging roads was driving a dump truck loaded with rock base for a culvert replacement. He was moving down a hill and around a corner when he lost control of the vehicle and the truck rolled over once. He was ejected from the cab and was died at the scene.
- A garbage collector was standing on the loading side of the truck while a coworker, who was recently hired, was driving the dual drive Mac truck. The road bed was unstable, caving in under the right front tire of the vehicle, causing the truck to tip down into a deep ditch and roll over. The garbage collector received crushing injuries to his head and shoulders. He died at the site.
- A truck driver was dumping a load of milling material onto a pile of previously dumped milling material. The surface was sloped, with loose material. When the dump bed was raised to empty the load, the truck tipped and rolled onto its side. The driver’s skull was fractured, and he died at the scene.
You can contact our truck accident lawyers for your free rollover case review. You do not have to pay anything up front, and we are not paid unless you win.