Rollovers can happen to any motor vehicle on the road, but large commercial trucks are more susceptible to this type of accident due to their vast size and weight. Rollovers occur when drivers experience a loss of control and the vehicle falls from its upright position. This type of accident is less likely to occur while driving a small or low-clearance vehicle. Truck drivers should be well trained in the safety procedures of loading and operating commercial trucks because the most common causes of truck rollovers are shifting (or “sloshing”) cargo, uneven pavements and dangerous turns.
Commercial truck rollovers pose a significant danger to everyone on the road. To help prevent rollovers from occurring, commercial truck drivers should follow these precautions:
If truck drivers follow the safe driving guidelines above, the chances of a rollover occurring becomes less likely.
The attorneys at Williams Hart understand the serious injuries that can occur as a result of a commercial truck accident, including rollovers. If you have been injured in a commercial truck rollover accident or would like more information on how to prevent these accidents from occurring, contact the Williams Hart Truck Accident Resource Center today at 800-220-9341.