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In the early hours of a Sunday morning, a devastating rollover crash involving a flatbed truck occurred on the northbound 215 Freeway just south of University Parkway near Riverside. The accident arose when the truck overturned, spilling its pallets and contents across the side of the road. This catastrophic incident resulted in one fatality and the injuries of multiple people, including young children. Emergency responders rushed to the scene, where they encountered the as a stark reminder of the devastating impact of truck collisions.

As the families involved in the crash are left grappling with the overwhelming emotional and physical toll of losing a loved one or enduring life-altering injuries, it is essential to recognize that such accidents often have far-reaching consequences and to understand what recourse is available for those who suffer harm. At Melo Law, our capable Riverside and Los Angeles personal injury attorneys are dedicated to helping people harmed by the negligence of others in the pursuit of justice. Our firm’s ethos is rooted in providing deeply individualized service and taking the time to listen to each client, comprehend their concerns, and offer clear, actionable legal advice tailored to their needs. We regularly represent people in cases arising out of truck crashes in Riverside County, Los Angeles and other cities throughout Southern California.

What Causes Rollover Truck Accidents?

Rollover truck accidents can be especially devastating due to the substantial size and weight of commercial trucks. These accidents often result from various factors, such as overloaded or unbalanced cargo, tire blowouts, underinflated tires, faulty brakes, excessive speed, and failure to reduce speed while turning.

Truck drivers and trucking companies are required to adhere to federal safety regulations and state law to prevent rollovers and other accidents. When these rules are disregarded or violated, the consequences can be catastrophic. In such cases, it is imperative to hold the responsible parties accountable for the damages incurred.

What Recourse is Available Following Rollover Truck Accidents?

When tragedy strikes in the form of a rollover truck accident, it is crucial for those affected to understand their rights and options for seeking compensation. In many cases, accident victims and their families can pursue legal recourse to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.

One avenue for pursuing compensation is through a civil lawsuit, which can target not only the truck driver but also their employer, particularly if the driver was operating within the scope of their employment. To succeed in a rollover truck accident lawsuit, the plaintiff will often have to demonstrate the negligence of the defendant driver. In other words, they must show that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff but breached the duty owed. Generally, the duty owed is to adhere to federal safety regulations and state motor vehicle laws. The plaintiff then has to prove that this breach directly caused the accident and the plaintiff’s injuries.

If the driver’s employer is named as a defendant, they may be held vicariously liable for the driver’s negligent acts as well. Additionally, the employer may be liable under theories of negligent hiring or negligent supervision if it can be shown that they knew or should have known about the driver’s unfitness for the job or the risk they posed to others on the road.

What Compensation is Awarded in Truck Rollover Accident Cases?

While monetary compensation cannot undo the damage caused by a rollover truck accident, it can alleviate the financial burdens associated with medical bills, lost income, and other expenses. Plaintiffs who successfully demonstrate liability in rollover truck accident cases may be entitled to various forms of compensation. Economic damages, such as medical expenses and lost wages due to the injuries sustained, are typically recoverable. Additionally, they may be compensated for their noneconomic losses, including the pain, suffering, and mental trauma caused by the collision.

Speak to a Skilled Riverside and Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you have suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a rollover truck accident, it is crucial to consult with an attorney about your rights. The experienced Riverside and Los Angeles personal injury attorneys at Melo Law understand that every case deserves the personalized attention only a boutique law firm can provide, and if you hire us, you can expect direct, open communication with a committed attorney who is not only knowledgeable about your case but also steadfastly committed to securing your best outcome. Our office is located in Riverside, and we regularly represent parties in cases arising out of truck accidents in cities in Riverside County, Los Angeles and throughout Southern California. You can reach us at 888-MELO-LAW, via email at or via our online form to schedule a confidential and free meeting.

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