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Proving Negligence in a Truck Rollover

Tim Miley
Injury Lawyer, Author, & Owner of The Miley Legal Group
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Truck rollovers many times result in serious or fatal injuries. Although there are many factors that can contribute to rollover accidents, a common one stems from a driver’s negligent acts. A rollover accident claim requires the victim or the family of a loved one killed in a rollover to prove liability. 

Types of Driving Behaviors Considered Reckless

Reckless driving is a blatant disregard for the safety of others who share the road. It can include driving too fast, sometimes at excessive speeds like going 20 mph or more over the posted speed limit. Some drivers may tailgate other vehicles, cut off other drivers, or weave in and out of traffic. These behaviors could increase the risk of a truck rollover.

How to Prove a Driver's Reckless Actions Caused a Truck Rollover

Sometimes it's fairly straightforward to prove that recklessness caused or contributed to a crash. Victims involved in the accident can provide a statement regarding the driver’s behaviors. But so can other witnesses such as occupants of other vehicles or bystanders. For instance, witness statements may point out that the driver was weaving in and out of traffic in wet weather and lost traction before rolling over.

The police report is an important piece of evidence, especially if it indicates the driver received a citation for speeding or other reckless driving behaviors. It might also indicate the driver was intoxicated, which might be a contributing factor to the rollover if the driver was unable to control the vehicle.

Of course, it's also important to consider standard types of evidence that will also help build a strong case. Photographs are an example; this includes the damaged vehicles as well as any road conditions, debris, tire marks, etc.

An attorney at the Miley Legal Group can help Clarksburg drivers injured because a driver’s negligent act caused a truck rollover. Call (304) 931-4088 to set up a consultation.

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