13 Jul Rollover Truck Accident Causes 5-Mile Backup on I-17
The rollover of a large truck and trailer on the I-17 yesterday resulted in a 5-mile backup on the interstate that took hours to clear. Although the authorities have not reported whether the truck driver or other nearby drivers suffered any injuries as a result of this rollover truck accident, they are still investigating what exactly caused this serious traffic accident to take place. While rollover truck accidents like this one can be caused by a number of factors, in many cases, the negligence of a truck driver, a trucking company or even a vehicle equipment manufacturer can be to blame. Some specific examples of such negligence include (but are not limited to) the following:
- The truck driver lost focus on the road because he was playing with his cellphone, was using a GPS system or was otherwise distracted.
- The truck driver was intoxicated (with drugs and/or alcohol) immediately prior to the accident, resulting in a slower reaction time.
- The truck driver intentionally disregarded traffic laws by, for example, speeding or cutting off other drivers.
- The truck driver or another employee of the trucking company failed to properly load the cargo in the trailer (causing the trailer to have a higher center of gravity and, therefore, be far more likely to rollover).
- The truck driver or another employee of the trucking company failed to properly secure the trailer to the truck.
- The truck’s brakes or other equipment failed to properly work because a vehicle equipment manufacturer installed defective parts in the truck.
In such cases, those injured in rollover truck accidents will be entitled to compensation for their injuries and losses by filing a truck accident lawsuit against the negligent party (or parties).
Phoenix Truck Accident Lawyers
If you were injured in a truck accident and suspect that another party’s negligence or recklessness may be to blame, the Phoenix truck accident lawyers at the Law Office of Richard Langerman will fight to help you obtain the maximum possible compensation you deserve to cover your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills. We have extensive experience representing clients both inside and outside of the courtroom against both defense attorneys and insurance company agents alike.
Our attorneys will fight to protect our clients’ rights, ensuring they obtain the compensation they deserve. Because we accept cases on a contingency basis, you will pay no attorney fees unless we recover financial compensation for you. To learn more about your legal rights and receive a free initial consult, contact us today by calling (602) 240-5525.