Truck Rollover Accidents
A Lafayette law firm with a long history of helping the injured
A rollover truck accident can change your life in an instant. Suddenly, you may have serious injuries and rising medical expenses. Meanwhile, you may be losing income because your injuries prevent you from being able to work. An experienced truck accident attorney at Vaughan & Vaughan can fight to help you recover the financial compensation you deserve.
In certain situations, semi-trucks can roll onto their side, causing a truck accident. Because a fully loaded semi-truck can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds, the consequences can be devastating. Drivers and passengers in other vehicles can suffer spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injury and broken bones. Some accidents result in fatalities.
There are different causes of truck rollover accidents. These include:
- Driving above the speed limit
- Driving too fast for weather or road conditions
- Improperly loaded cargo
- Mechanical defects
- Inexperienced truck drivers
Your accident matters here
Insurance companies are supposed to help after you've been injured in a truck rollover accident. But recovering compensation can be complicated. Drivers and trucking companies typically deny responsibility. And the insurance company often looks for ways to pay you as little as possible. They may even make you a settlement offer that doesn't come close to covering your damages.
That's why you need an experienced truck accident lawyer fighting for your rights. Our firm has been helping the injured in Greater Lafayette since 1913. We know how to hold negligent parties responsible and recover appropriate financial compensation. And we have a long record of getting results through negotiated settlements and jury verdicts.
We can investigate your accident to find out what really happened before the crash. We can take quick action to preserve evidence in the control of the trucking company, such as hours of service (HOS) logs, black box data and hiring records. We can interview witnesses and if needed, consult with accident reconstruction experts.
Focused on the best outcome possible
Our attorneys know how to build a strong case that proves your accident was caused by negligence, either by the driver, the trucking company, or both. When insurance companies see we are determined to get justice, they are often willing to negotiate a settlement. But we are only interested in a resolution of your case that meets your needs.
We can demand compensation for all the damages you suffered. That includes all medical expenses related to your injuries, past and future. It includes lost income while you are unable to work. It also includes other damages, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. If the insurance won't agree to a fair settlement, we will be ready to fight for you in court.
If you were hurt in a truck rollover accident, it's important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Call 765-742-0056 to schedule a free consultation with a Lafayette truck accident attorney at our office. Contact us today.