Idaho State Police reported a rollover semi truck accident on Interstate 84 near the New Plymouth exit in Payette County near Boise. Officials say the semi truck driver was heading westbound when he went off the right shoulder of the road and overturned. The tractor and trailer of the semi truck came to rest on its passenger side. The passenger riding in the semi truck at the time of the accident was injured and taken to a nearby medical center for evaluation of injuries. It was reported that the driver was wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident and was not injured.
Rollover Semi Truck Accident
Only 3.3 percent of all semi truck accidents are rollover crashes. However, these types of semi truck accidents are among the deadliest types of truck accidents that can occur on the highway. A harsh reality is that large commercial semi trucks are a danger to all drivers around them when they rollover.
What Causes a Rollover Semi Truck Accident?
A study done by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that out of 239 crashes investigated, almost half were caused by failure to slow down for turns or curved roads. The high level of centrifugal force causes the semi truck to become unbalanced causing the truck to flip over.
Another common reason for rollover semi truck accidents is driver’s error. Distraction, inattention, or steering issues are all common reasons for rollover semi truck accidents. Inexperienced or tired trucks drivers are also common reasons for semi truck accidents.
Rollover Semi Truck Accident Attorney
Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise has experienced semi truck accident lawyers equipped to represent clients who have been involved in rollover semi truck accidents. Our law firm believes every client deserves fair representation against big insurance companies with deep pockets. Semi truck accidents often cause serious injuries and may even result in wrongful death claims. If you or a loved one has been involved in a semi truck accident, you need an aggressive, experienced and trusted lawyer on your side making sure you get every penny you are owed. Contact the law firm of Harvard law grad Mat Parke today for a free consultation. Call our Boise law office now at (208) 322-7274.
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