Truck Rollover Accident Lawyer in Albuquerque
Albuquerque Truck Accident Attorney
Because of the size of a semi-truck, the damage that can be done if it
is involved in an accident can be very detrimental and even fatal. Semi-trucks
are common inhabitants of major freeways and highways as they are hauling
cargo from one state to another, sometimes over many days of driving.
What Can Cause Rollover Accidents for Trucks?
Fatigue: After many hours, a truck driver can become fatigued and even become
negligent. There are laws called the
hours of service regulations, which designate how long a truck driver can operate before they must
stop and rest and they are put in place in order to minimize truck driver fatigue.
Distractions: If a truck driver does not see an obstacle, then they will probably hit
it if it is in their direct line of travel. Hitting a small obstacle can
cause the driver to lose control, to overcompensate and possibly even
roll the truck. When a semi-truck rolls, not only is the cargo they are
carrying damaged, but anyone in their way could be very seriously injured.
Unsecured or overweight cargo: There are laws that limit the amount of weight a commercial vehicle can
carry. This is important because the heavier the vehicle, the easier it
is to lose control and the more difficult braking becomes. Cargo that
is not secured properly can also tip over a truck and cause rollover crashes.
Personal Injury Lawyer Helping Victims of Truck Crashes
If you or a loved one have been injured in a
truck accident, or if a loved one have been the victim of wrongful death due to the accident,
then you may be able to collect monetary compensation for your injuries,
emotional and physical.
Albuquerque personal injury attorney from the Law Office of James H. Wood PC will be able to help you throughout
your case, and advise you of your options. Our firm is dedicated to serving
our clients; we sincerely care for our clients and will work zealously
to see that you receive due compensation for your personal injury.
If you have been involved in a truck rollover accident,
contact our firm to consult an Albuquerque truck accident lawyer today.