Truck Rollovers Accidents and Defective Parts
Truck rollovers are among the most dangerous types of motor vehicle accidents. While some trucks are able to avoid rollovers, many have high centers of gravity that make them more likely to rollover. And, while some are built to withstand the impact of a rollover, many are susceptible to roof crushes and other potentially devastating consequences of rollovers. That is why it is important for the parts on a vehicle, such as tires, brakes, and steering, to be in excellent condition and perform appropriately. A malfunction or defect in these essential parts of the vehicle could be a factor in a sudden accident that result in a rollover.
If you or a loved one was injured in a truck rollover accident due to a defective part, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the Willis Law Firm today to discuss a truck rollover accident and your legal options at 800-883-9858.
Consequences of Defective Parts
Truck defects often go undetected until it is too late. Some of the potentially dangerous truck defects and their consequences include:
- Defective Tires – When tire tread separates from the tire due to age or over-inflation, it can cause sudden blowouts which will cause many trucks to rollover
- Defective Steering – When a driver loses control of their steering system, they will be highly unlike to avoid collisions with other vehicles or objects on the road, leading to serious injuries, especially if it results in a rollover
- Brake Malfunction – When brakes fail or are unable to bring a vehicle to a stop in time, it can quickly lead to a collision and a truck to rollover
- Airbag Failure – In the event of an accident, it is important for a vehicle's airbags to deploy at the right time. With airbag failure, injuries sustained in an accident can be much worse or a defective airbag deploying could cause a driver to make sudden motions and rollover the truck
Truck drivers and their passengers should be able to rely on every truck part; thus, when those parts fail and lead to an accident, the victims may be entitled to compensation.
The Willis Law Firm has years of experience helping those who have been injured in truck rollover accidents. If you or someone you love was harmed due to a truck defect, contact our firm at 800-883-9858 to discuss the possibility of obtaining compensation for your losses.