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What Are the 4 Most Common Causes of Truck Rollover Crashes? Detroit Injury Attorney Investigates

by | Aug 10, 2016 | Personal Injury, Truck Accidents | 0 comments

Truck rollover accidents can be tragic for victims and their families. Some patients face exorbitant medical bills and cannot return to work, which puts their families’ financial security in jeopardy.



Trucks have a higher center of gravity compared to passenger vehicles. As such, they are more prone to rollovers – especially when drivers behave negligently. Common causes of CMV rollovers include:

  1. Speeding;
  2. Poor weather;
  3. Curves in the road;
  4. And overloading.

If you were injured in a truck crash, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages and other damages. A Detroit truck accident lawyer from Christopher Trainor & Associates can evaluate your case to determine if you have grounds for a claim.

Our firm has been representing the injured for more than 20 years. Call 1-800-961-8477 today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Here are four common causes of truck rollovers:

  1. Speeding

According to the National Institutes of Health, speeding is the leading cause of truck rollovers. CMV drivers increase their risk of rolling over every time they drive too fast for the conditions. This may actually be slower than the speed limit. Truckers should reduce their speed whenever they drive on uneven surfaces, or in poor weather or heavy traffic.

  1. Poor Weather

Poor weather makes driving dangerous for all motorists, but trucks are particularly susceptible to crashes and rollovers when the roads are wet. The first rains of the season are often more hazardous than others because water draws oil to the surface of the road.

  1. Curves in the Road

Truck drivers should be particularly wary of curves in the road – especially when traveling at a high speed. A bend in the road will shift the truck’s momentum, and this, combined with the vehicle’s high center of gravity, can cause a rollover.

Rollovers are also common when large trucks attempt to merge onto highways. Even the gentle curves of on-ramps and off-ramps can be enough to cause a truck to tip over.

  1. Overloading

An overloaded truck is more likely to roll over because momentum shifts will be more dramatic when taking curves. This is why there are state and federal regulations that limit the weight that commercial trucks can transport. You can learn about truck load limits in Michigan.

If you were in an accident with a negligent truck driver, you may be entitled to damages for medical expenses, time off work and other losses.  A Detroit injury attorney from Christopher Trainor & Associates can help you fight for the maximum settlement.

A truck accident lawyer from our firm can help you avoid mistakes such as accepting a low settlement or unknowingly admitting fault to the insurance company. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Call 1-800-961-8477 today to schedule a free case evaluation

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