Occupational Vehicle Rollovers
Many careers involve driving large work vehicles to carry supplies, such as construction trucks, plumbing vans, and other autos that carry your tools and equipment. Unfortunately, due to the size and weight of these vehicles, they may be at risk of suffering in devastating accidents such as rollovers.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of a dangerous work vehicle rollover accident while on the job, you may be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. Contact the Raleigh workers’ compensation attorneys of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, at 919-851-3311 to discuss your rights today.
Causes of Rollover Accidents
Simply being top-heavy or designed with a narrow wheel base will not necessarily cause a rollover, but they can put you at risk for these accidents. For instance, construction vehicles are frequently tall compared to the wheel base, and work vans may have heavy materials stored on top, raising their center of gravity. Other causes of rollovers include:
- Defective design
- Roadway defects
- Poor weight distribution
- Tire defects
- Brake system malfunction
- Weather hazards
- Obstructions or debris in the roadway
Rollover accidents can cause serious personal injuries. Although there are many causes of rollovers, employers who do not provide their work vehicles with proper maintenance or who fail to supply their employees with safe autos can put their workers at risk of a dangerous rollover accident.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in a rollover accident due to unsafe work vehicles, the experienced and knowledgeable Raleigh workers’ comp lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC, may be able to help. Contact our offices today at 919-851-3311 for more information.