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Truck Rollover Collisions

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Truck Rollover Accident Attorneys

Rollover Crashes & Roof Crush Accidents

A rollover of a heavy truck can take a serious toll on both a person's health and financial standing. In fact, according to a study by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, over 100 truck rollover accidents result in wrongful death or incapacitating injuries for victims every year. Truck rollovers are defined by a truck turning onto the side or the top of the vehicle. It is often seen in cases where a car and truck are about to hit head on, when both swerve quickly. Instead, the truck is thrust onto its side and possibly rolls several times before stopping. The force of a rollover is great and many drivers are catastrophically injury when involved in such a truck accident. Furthermore, when another vehicle becomes involved, their damage is often catastrophic.

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What Are Contributing Factors to Large Truck Rollover Crashes?

Recent statistics show that 15,000 commercial trucks experience rollover every single year-averaging to about 1 rollover for every million miles of truck travel. Due to the size and weight of large trucks, it is no surprise that these accidents are often associated with catastrophic injuries and even fatalities for individuals who are involved; for example, consider the fact that while only 4% of all trucking accidents involve rollover, more than 12% of all fatal truck accidents resulted from it. In The Large Truck Crash Causation Study performed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, it was found that there are several contributing factors to these accidents, which include the following:

How Vehicle Stability Can Cause Truck Rollover Accidents

Driver behavior, however, is not the only cause of rollovers. In fact, in the 1980s, it became increasingly clear that rollover accidents were becoming more and more of a problem. In that same decade, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety announced that there were certain vehicles with a higher chance of rollovers than others; namely, it was found that utility vehicles had a five times greater chance of rolling over than a passenger car. The reason for this higher risk was not the drivers, but the stability of the vehicles themselves.

In 1970, the National Highway Safety Bureau (which is the predecessor to the NHTSA), introduced the roll stability standard, which required vehicles to undergo a test where it would perform to rollovers between 30 and 60 mph with both windows open. To pass, both test dummies must have remained in the vehicle.

Despite manufacturer outcry that they could not be expected to design a restraint system for all scenarios, the NHTSA issued a final rule in 1971 that all passenger cars, light trucks, and multipurpose passenger vehicles would be required to comply with this new test requirement.

Contact Our Truck Accident Attorneys to Fight for Fair Compensation

If your loved one has been injured in an accident caused by a truck rollover, call as soon as possible. While many crashes are caused by accident, some are caused due to the negligence of a truck driver. With these accidents, the driver, or their insurance company, should be held liable for any damages and injuries that have been inflicted as a result.

At Arnold & Itkin, we can provide you with a free consultation to determine if your injuries and the property damage are compensable. If so, we can move forward with filing a claim on your behalf with the truck driver's insurance company. Many insurance companies are known to be shy on their claims and will not give you the correct amount that they own you up front. It takes the skills and resources of an experienced attorney to get your point across and to get the settlement that you deserve.

Contact Arnold & Itkin today to begin your fight for justice!

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  • $12 Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly ...
  • $10 Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $10 Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ...
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a ...
  • $2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2 Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they ...
  • $1.6 Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million ...
  • $1.5 Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury ...
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the ...
  • $1.49 Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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