Who Is Responsible for a Rollover Accident? | Toronto Truck Accident Lawyer

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Auto accidents are devastating as it is. But when it comes to a rollover accident, such an accident can lead to catastrophic, if not fatal, injuries. Continue reading to learn who is responsible for a rollover accident and how an experienced Toronto truck accident lawyer at Merricks Law Group, P.A., can work on your behalf in filing a personal injury claim.

What is a rollover accident?

Put simply, a rollover accident occurs when one vehicle is flipped over on its side or roof during a crash. Such accidents typically occur most often when one of the vehicles involved is higher than a typical passenger car. And so, SUVs, vans, buses, and trucks are the most common types of vehicles to roll or tip over in an accident.

Who is commonly responsible for a rollover accident in Toronto?

If a truck driver is driving recklessly, then they may be responsible for a rollover accident. That is, truck drivers are more prone to flip over if they take sharp turns or hit the brakes too hard while carrying cargo. Other parties that are commonly found to be responsible for rollover accidents in Toronto are as follows:

  • Another motorist: if a truck driver is forced to make an unsafe maneuver to avoid a reckless motorist.
  • A truck manufacturer: if a manufacturer did not recall defects in a truck, which contributed to the accident.
  • A truck dealership: if a dealership did not recall malfunctions in a truck, which contributed to the accident.

What should I do if I am involved in a rollover accident in Toronto?

Regardless of who is responsible for your rollover accident, you must hold them accountable and seek justice via a personal injury claim. That way, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for the damages that were not covered by your insurance claim. So, to make this possible, you should take the following approach immediately after your accident:

  1. Call the police: a law enforcement officer will conduct an accident report and dispatch an ambulance.
  2. Document the scene: take photos and videos of your injuries, vehicle damages, and the overall scene.
  3. Collect contact information: ask the at-fault driver for their name, phone number, driver’s license number, license plate number, insurance policy number, etc. Ask present witnesses for their information, as well.
  4. Seek medical attention: go to the ambulance at the scene and attend follow-up doctor’s appointments as necessary.
  5. Document your injuries: collect your medical bills and medical documents that state the date, time, and severity of your injuries.
  6. Employ a skilled Toronto auto accident lawyer: ask that we help you retain surveillance camera footage of your accident, along with any other necessary evidence.

As a reminder, the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in Toronto is generally two years from the date of your accident. So, call us as soon as you can.

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