A truck lies turned on its side in the ditch, glass scattered everywhere. The weight of such a heavy vehicle tipping over leaves the passengers feeling like rag dolls that have been tossed every which way.
If this has happened to you, then you are likely dealing with serious injuries. A Maryland truck accident attorney can help you recoup damages for injuries you received in a truck rollover whether you were:
- The truck driver,
- A passenger in the truck, or
- In another vehicle.
Driver error isn’t always the cause.
Commercial truck drivers receive extensive training on how to drive large vehicles. Unfortunately, even if you do everything right, your truck can still roll over. Factors that can cause a Maryland truck rollover include:
- Worn or broken brakes
- Worn tires
- An uneven load
- Road hazards, such as potholes, debris, etc.
- Windy or otherwise bad weather
If you were injured when your truck rolled, you may be eligible for compensation as long as you can prove that you did not cause the accident.
Why speed is not the issue.
Of course, speed always increases the damage in a Maryland auto accident, but even a slow-moving vehicle can leave you with devastating injuries when it comes to a rollover.
The impact of an entire vehicle rolling over leaves you feeling like you were tossed around like a rag doll, your fragile body banging the insides of the vehicle. Serious head injuries or crushed bones often result, whether you are in a tow truck speeding down the highway or in an 18-wheeler going 15 miles an hour.
If you or a family member has been injured in a Maryland truck wreck, you should talk to a skilled Silver Spring truck accident attorney who knows your rights. To learn how you can get money for medical expenses you incurred in the crash, call Nickelsporn and Lundin at 800-875-9700.