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Why Do Semi-Truck Rollover Accidents Happen In Los Angeles?

At Land Legal Group, our truck accident attorneys in Los Angeles, California know that negligent semi-drivers can cause severe or even life-threatening injuries when they collide with smaller passenger vehicles on our city streets and interstates.

Some of these truck crashes are caused when by rollovers, which is a term to describe a semi-truck becoming unbalanced and its trailer shifting onto its side When a large truck’s load shifts, it is typically because of driver error, leading to an accident that could have been prevented.

When these devasting accidents occur in traffic, many people can be hurt as a result. Our committed Los Angeles personal injury attorneys provide the specialized legal representation of the injured party and their families need to pursue the financial recovery they deserve for their damages, so they can focus on healing.

What Causes Los Angeles 18-Wheeler Rollover Accidents To Occur?

Semi-trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds while in transit. When these large trucks crash onto their sides, or worse — when the trailer becomes detached from the truck — serious injuries result.

The most common causes of semi-truck rollover accidents in Los Angeles can include:

  • Truck drivers taking curves too quickly, resulting in its load overturning
  • Tanker truck drivers making quick turns with liquid loads that slosh and surge, causing the truck to overturn
  • Driver inattention, which can include drowsy or distracted driving
  • Operating a truck while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Over-correcting or under-steering the truck while maneuvering in traffic
  • Speeding, including:
    • Misjudging the appropriate speed for the weather or traffic conditions
    • Hurrying to make up miles to beat deadlines
    • Aggressive driving

While the majority of rollover accidents are caused by negligent drivers, semi-trucks travel thousands of miles each week and must be maintained properly to consistently — and safely — carry the heavy loads they are charged with picking up and delivering.

When trucking companies or maintenance crews are negligent in their duties to maintain the trucks in their fleet, rollover accidents can occur due to improperly serviced brakes, suspension systems, tires, and even tie-downs and fastening systems that keep the loads in place.

Truck accidents are complex and require an experienced attorney to preserve the evidence of the crash’s cause and to hold the proper person, party, or combination of parties responsible for the traumatic injuries their negligence caused.

At Land Legal Group, we have the knowledge and the successful track record to create solutions for Los Angeles truck accident injury victims, and we can pursue the same positive results for you and your family.

How Long Do I Have To File A Truck Accident Injury Claim In Los Angeles?

If you have been hurt in a truck accident, the sooner you contact our Los Angeles personal injury attorney, the quicker we can get involved in your case and protect you from the insurance company that is responsible for your financial recovery.

In Los Angeles, California, personal injury victims have two years from the date of their injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party who caused their crash.

If you have questions about your injuries and want to learn more about how our truck accident injury lawyers in Los Angeles County can help you pursue the proper negligent party who caused your harm, schedule a free consultation with our law firm by calling (310) 552 3501 today.