Today, in Pasadena, Texas, a rollover truck accident occurred at the intersection of Fairmont Parkway and Beltway 8 at approximately 8:00 am. Pasadena rollover truck accidents are quite common, and fortunately, according to the Houston Chronicle, no injuries were reported in this accident. Witnesses indicated that the truck may have been speeding.
As shown in the scene photo on the right, the Pasadena Police Department and the Harris County Emergency Response Team were called to the scene.
A truck rolls over or overturns, usually because of driver error. The photos of rolled-over trucks are all over the Internet, and many of the photos seem unreal or out of a movie. The scene photos from this Pasadena, Texas accident also show the gravity of rollover truck accidents.
What To Do If You Are In A Rollover Truck Accident?
If you are in a rollover accident, then you likely will be taken to the local hospital emergency room. While you are in the hospital, the trucking company and its insurance company will begin their investigation for their own benefit. They will take scene photos and talk to witnesses. The trucking company and its insurance company usually do whatever is possible to blame the accident on the injured victim, who is in the hospital.
The trucking companies and their insurance companies have people on standby that are ready to be immediately dispatched to the accident scene to begin a truck accident investigation. You also need someone on your side!
For these reasons, if you are in a rollover accident, call Rick Molina today to immediately begin your own investigation.
If you want information on how to prove your rollover truck accident case, then contact the Molina Law Firm.
Rollover Truck Accident Statistics
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) conducts an annual report for large truck accidents. Statistics show that over 75% of cargo rollover truck accidents are caused by truck driver error. The driver errors, in turn, can be broken down as follows:
- Speeding: Excessive speed, especially around curves, can cause a truck’s center of gravity to shift, leading to a rollover.
- Improper Loading: Uneven or overloaded cargo can make trucks unstable, increasing the risk of a rollover.
- Distracted Driving: A momentary lapse in attention can result in the driver losing control, especially if they need to make a sudden maneuver.
- Poor Road Conditions: Potholes, uneven road surfaces, or lack of proper signage can contribute to rollover accidents.
- Tire Failures: Worn-out or defective tires can burst or lose traction, causing the truck to skid and roll over.
Rollover truck accidents are dangerous for everyone: the public and the truck occupants. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, Fifty-two percent (52%) of large truck occupant deaths were because of a rollover truck accident.
Call (713) Law-Help or (713) 529-4357 to get Help with Your Rollover Truck Accident
Many people avoid driving next to, near, or behind big trucks or 18-wheelers. Big trucks can have bad tires, loose cargo, fatigued drivers, or just plain incompetent drivers, which in turn make the roads unsafe for everyone. After an accident with a big truck, you will need the resources to go against the big trucking companies and their insurance companies.
Rollover truck accidents are extremely dangerous to both the public, the truck drivers, and the surrounding communities. If you or a loved one were injured in a rollover truck accident, we will help you through every phase of the process. Please Call (713) Law-Help is (713) 529-4357 to talk about your case for free. All consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless we win your case!