A semi truck getting into an accident can cause more than just delayed travel. Damages done to smaller vehicles when caught in a collision caused by a semi truck accident are often catastrophic. Even if the accident doesn’t directly strike your vehicle, in the case of a rollover happening further up on the road and traffic jams causing collisions, a semi truck accident is dangerous for everyone. If you’ve been injured due to a truck crash, Hinkle Law Offices can help you determine who’s responsible and seek damages.
What Causes Semi Truck Accidents like Rollovers?
The majority of accidents—involving semi trucks or smaller vehicles—arise because of driver error. If a truck driver hasn’t been adhering to the regulations that keep their profession safe, they may be too tired to accurately judge their speed or the state of the road ahead of them. With high speeds as a factor, even a curve in the road can lead to a semi truck accident. And high speeds are often the biggest factor in truck crashes.
If a semi truck rolls over, any cargo it’s carrying could cause accidents with other vehicles from flying debris or blocking the roadway. Other drivers who brake to avoid hitting a semi truck that has crashed may be forced into a collision with oncoming traffic. Semi trucks tend to stay on highways and interstates where high speeds and high rates of traffic activity can cause multi-vehicle accidents.
When Truck Crashes Happen
If you’ve been injured in a semi truck accident, either directly by the vehicle or as a consequence of it, you may be able to collect compensation for you’re the damages done to your vehicle, your pain and suffering and even lost earning potential. Hinkle Law Offices will work with you to gather the facts.
With the different levels of liability involved in semi truck accidents, discovering who is responsible for what percentage of damages is complicated. Contact us today and we’ll help you, beginning with a free case evaluation.