Colorado Springs Rollover Accident Lawyer
We can handle your injury claim and investigate your crash
Rollover truck accidents can be complicated legal cases. In an instant, you or a loved one can sustain a serious injury due to a truck rolling over and crashing into your car and other vehicles. Serious injuries are common. So are fatalities. Knowing what to do next can be confusing. That’s why we want to help.
Attorney Stephen A. Longo and his talented legal team at The Longo Firm, LLC, in Colorado Springs a know how to investigate this type of truck accident. We know what evidence to look for after a rollover accident, what questions to ask and how to turn information into a strong legal case. That’s why we consistently obtain sizable settlements and verdicts for injury victims. Case results matter here.
We also realize your case is about more than just money. It’s about making sure you and your accident get the attention you rightfully deserve. You’ll notice the difference the first time you contact us. When you call, attorney Longo will personally answer the phone or call you right back. If you have a question about your case, you can call him anytime on his personal phone. We work this way because we believe we should be accessible on your terms. Your best interests always come first here.
Why do rollover truck accidents happen?
Rollover accidents involve the truck (often a tractor-trailer) rolling over on its side and crashing into other vehicles. Such accidents happen for many different reasons, including:
- The truck driver was driving too fast and lost control of the speeding truck, especially around a sharp curve or on hazardous or icy roads.
- The truck driver was distracted and not paying attention to other vehicles on the road.
- The truck driver was inexperienced and lost control of the truck.
- The truck was loaded improperly, resulting in the contents of the truck shifting and causing the truck to tip over.
- The truck was poorly maintained, resulting in a tire blowout, for example, that caused the rollover accident.
Is this how your rollover accident happened? Or are you dealing with a different situation? Whatever the circumstances of your crash, make sure you have an experienced lawyer investigating your crash that knows how to find the evidence needed to build the strongest possible legal case.
How do investigators determine the cause of the accident?
Investigators often look for certain pieces of evidence when investigating a rollover accident. Such evidence includes:
- Skid mark patterns on the road, which can show what the truck driver was doing right before and during the accident. Was the truck speeding, weaving out of control, changing lanes without warning? Investigators often look for clues of such erratic and dangerous behavior.
- The truck’s so-called “black box” data recorder, which might indicate that the truck driver was speeding or didn’t attempt to stop before the accident because they were distracted (perhaps texting while driving) or asleep at the wheel.
- Vehicle inspection records, which might show that the truck was not properly inspected or not road safe at the time of the accident.
- Hours of Service (HOS) logs, which detail exactly how many hours the truck driver was on the road and when the driver last took a mandatory break.
- The trucking company’s hiring records, which might indicate that the company hired an inexperienced truck driver or a driver with a history of causing serious truck accidents, including rollovers.
- Eyewitness testimony, especially if someone saw exactly what happened.
These are just some of the pieces of evidence that could be useful for your accident claim. An experienced lawyer knows how to find such evidence, what questions to ask and how to compile information into a compelling legal case.
What are my options after my crash?
After a rollover accident caused by the truck driver, you will likely have several options available to you:
- Accept a settlement offer from the at-fault party, which can include the truck driver, the trucking company, the company that loaded the truck and all their insurance companies.
- Ask for more money and negotiate a better settlement offer.
- File a lawsuit or take other legal action against the at-fault party, especially if the trucking company or an insurance company acts in bad faith and refuses to negotiate or denies your accident claim.
In each situation, a lawyer working for you can help you every step of the way. An experienced attorney understands the state and federal laws governing such accidents and knows how to deal effectively with insurance companies and anyone else responsible for compensating you for your accident.
Get the law firm that fights for you. Contact us.
The clock is ticking after your rollover accident. Trucking companies and insurance companies know this. That’s why they might make a lowball settlement offer soon after your accident. They’re hoping you will accept such an offer and go away instead of asking for the actual value of your accident claim.
Another reason for the sense of urgency – trucking companies must only keep certain information, including HOS logs and black box data from the accident, for a few months. After that, they can legally destroy such information, which could serve as valuable evidence for your accident claim.
We know what’s at stake and we’ll get right to work on your case. We’re familiar with all the important deadlines and understand the state and federal laws that apply in such cases. As your lawyer, we’ll demand access to critical evidence and carefully review information. Don’t delay. Contact us and schedule your free case evaluation right now. We’re serious about winning your rollover accident case.