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Rollover Truck Accidents Can Cause Devastating Injuries

Our lawyers hold negligent truckers and trucking companies accountable

Rollover truck accidents in Maryland are rare but catastrophic. Most accident victims are still reeling with the shock and pain of the awful event for days, weeks, even months later. For many victims, this is an incredibly stressful time made even worse by insurance adjusters who will usually either push for quick acceptance of suspiciously small settlements or not answer calls at all.

That’s not fair. But you can fight back. At Goldberg Finnegan, our rollover truck accident lawyers in Silver Spring have years of experience investigating complicated rollover truck accidents, identifying liable parties, and negotiating aggressively for maximum compensation. We can take on the insurance companies for you while you focus on healing.

If you or a loved one was injured in a Maryland rollover truck accident, contact us for a free case evaluation. A member of our team can listen to the details of what happened, answer questions, and explain your legal options. There’s no obligation to hire. If the insurance company is trying to strongarm you into accepting a lowball settlement, we’ll let you know right away.

Common causes of rollover truck accidents

A rollover truck accident happens when a big rig turns over onto its side or back at least once – often into the path of an oncoming passenger car. The impact of the crash can cause significant damage and even death. Rollovers are difficult to investigate, but our firm is up to the challenge.

Rollover accidents are usually caused when a truck driver takes a curve – such as the sharp turn of a highway off ramp – too quickly. They can also happen if a trucker attempts a hard stop – aka slams on the brakes. Depending on what a trailer is hauling and whether it was loaded correctly, the weight or movement of the cargo combined with the vehicle’s high center of gravity can cause it to roll. The most common reasons for rollover crashes include:

  • Trucker negligence. The truck driver may have been speeding or driving recklessly. Some drivers may get distracted by texting or using the onboard computer. Drowsy driving, falling asleep at the wheel, and driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs can increase the risk for rollover truck accidents.
  • Lost control of the truck. The truck went wild due to something like driver error, a tire blowout, defective vehicle parts, cargo shift, etc. A trucker has gone over the lane line, driven off the edge or past the end of the road, or made incorrect turning maneuvers at intersections.
  • Inexperience. Studies show that, in general, truckers with more time behind the wheel are less at risk of being in an accident than new commercial vehicle drivers.
  • Overreaction. Sometimes rollovers are the result of a truck driver overreacting to traffic conditions. Maybe another vehicle made an error. A passenger vehicle causes the truck driver to make a sudden stop or turn by doing something reckless like slamming on their brakes for no reason, traveling in the wrong lane, or backing up without checking for oncoming traffic. A trucker making a sudden move to avoid hitting something or someone may overcorrect the situation. This could throw the vehicle off balance and send it into a rollover crash.
  • Striking an outside object. Colliding with an object is not necessary to spur a rollover truck accident. However, when items or infrastructure are a contributing factor in rollovers, the object is typically a curb, guardrail, ditch, or soft soil.

Our law firm knows what it takes to get results in Maryland

Truck accident cases can be very complex, and it can take time to recover the financial compensation you deserve. Because the injuries and damage of a truck accident tend to be severe – and expensive - truck and insurance companies will usually do just about anything to reduce or deny a claim. They know there’s a lot of money at stake. Our Silver Spring rollover truck accident attorneys have the knowledge and skill to handle these complex cases and get results. We don't stop until we get to the truth of what happened - whether trucking companies want to cooperate with our investigation or not.

Goldberg Finnegan offers free case evaluations to injured truck accident victims and the families of fatal truck accident victims in Maryland. We provide our legal services for a contingency fee, which means there are no out-of-pocket expenses for our service. If we don’t win, you don’t pay. You have nothing to lose and a lot to gain by contacting us for a free case evaluation. We are ready to hear from you any time, 24/7. Contact us now.

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