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Tractor-Trailer Rollover Accidents

Representation and Support After a Complex and Devastating Crash

Rollover accidents are some of the most serious and deadly for the passengers of the vehicle that rolls. When that vehicle is a tractor-trailer, however, the victims are likely to spread far beyond the occupants of the truck and impact many others on the road. At Chadwick & Chadwick in Tampa, our experienced and successful personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping accident victims throughout Florida deal with the life-altering consequences and legal challenges a tractor-trailer rollover accident presents. If you have been hurt in such a devastating crash, or if you lost a loved one in a tragic, fatal truck accident, our team is here with guidance and support to make sure you get the help you need.

What Is a Tractor-Trailer Rollover Accident?

Tractor-trailer rollover accidents involve the tipping or flipping of a large commercial vehicle. These accidents are among the most dangerous on Florida’s roads, often leading to severe injuries or fatalities. The size and weight of these vehicles can cause significant damage, making legal guidance essential for those affected.

Tractor-trailer rollovers are complex events that can stem from various factors. Some common causes include:

  • Driver Error: This can involve speeding, abrupt maneuvers, or fatigue. Rollover crashes are often precipitated by the driver having to bring the tractor-trailer to a sudden stop, which can arise due to speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving and other negligent driving errors.

  • Vehicle Maintenance: Poor maintenance of the tractor-trailer can lead to mechanical failures such as a tire or brake failure, or failure in the coupling devices between tractor and trailer.

  • Road Conditions: Slippery roads or unexpected obstacles can cause a driver to lose control. Improper braking methods on a wet road are a leading cause of tractor-trailer rollovers.

  • Improper Loading: Unbalanced or unsecured cargo can shift, leading to a rollover.

Recovering Compensation After a Tractor-Trailer Rollover

The legal process of recovering compensation for injuries and damages after a tractor-trailer rollover crash can be complex due to the potential liability of one or more parties, including drivers, trucking companies, freight shippers, cargo loaders, maintenance companies, and parts manufacturers. Figuring out how the rollover happened and who is to blame is key and requires an in-depth investigation by experienced truck accident lawyers and associated experts.

Our experienced team at Chadwick & Chadwick is well-versed in the nuances of Florida law regarding tractor-trailer accidents. We meticulously investigate every aspect of the crash, from driver logs to vehicle maintenance records and electronic data recorders. We understand that every case is unique, and we tailor our approach to the facts of the case and your specific needs. Our dedicated team goes out of our way to provide the utmost personal attention and support while we advocate for the best result, be it an out-of-court settlement or judgment and verdict at trial. Our long record of success in and out of court means we are equipped to meet the needs of the situation, regardless of how challenging or complex.

We can help you recover the full measure of compensation due to Florida accident victims, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering both immediate and long-term healthcare needs.

  • Lost Wages: Compensation for time off work and potential loss of earning capacity.

  • Pain and Suffering: Addressing the physical and emotional distress caused by the accident.

  • Property Damage: Reimbursement for damage to your vehicle and other personal property.

Contact Chadwick & Chadwick Today

If you or a loved one has been involved in a tractor-trailer rollover accident in Florida, don’t face the legal challenges alone. Contact Chadwick & Chadwick in Tampa today for a free consultation. Our dedicated team is ready to fight for the justice and compensation you deserve. We operate on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we secure compensation for you.

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