People who drive around semitrucks on a regular basis might not think much about how the trucker’s driving abilities will impact their own safety. Unfortunately, some will find that their lives are dramatically changed when they’re involved in a crash with a semi. One particular type of accident that can have catastrophic results is a rollover.
There are several behaviors that might tip drivers to the fact that a trucker isn’t driving safely. All of these factors can contribute to rollovers by the trucker. If this occurs next to you, your vehicle might be crushed:
- Speeding: While all speeding is dangerous, going too fast around curves and turns is more likely to cause a rollover.
- Distractions: Truckers who are distracted can’t react appropriately to the hazards they come across on the roads.
- Fatigue: Any driver who’s fatigued is likely to have a slower reaction time than normal, which can be devastating when they’re in control of a large and heavy semitruck.
- Improper training: Truckers who haul tanker trailers must know how the movement of liquids will impact the stability of the rig, so those who aren’t properly trained may cause wrecks.
Even if your vehicle isn’t rolled over, you might still suffer an injury if it slams into you as it careens across the road.
Victims of semitruck rollovers may suffer from serious injuries, including those to the spine or brain, which can lead to costly medical care. It’s important — and only just — to seek compensation for their losses, including medical expenses, costs related to long-term care, lost wages and more. An experienced advocate can help you obtain what you are due.