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By Jarome Gautreaux

At Gautreaux Law, we provide legal representation for Georgia victims injured or killed in wrecks involving commercial trucks and buses. Experience matters when dealing with trucking and insurance companies. We have decades of experience successfully representing victims in trucking-related claims.

Causes of Semi-Truck Rollover Crashes

There are several factors that can lead to large truck rollover accidents including but not limited to:

  • Tractor-trailers that take an interstate exit ramp too fast
  • Semi-trucks that come up on a car traveling slower than expected, which causes the driver to quickly brake or change lanes to avoid hitting the car
  • When truck drivers take curves too fast
  • Driving at high speeds, which causes the truck’s load to shift

In addition to speed, other factors that contribute to tractor-trailer rollovers include sleep deprivation, distracted driving or inattention, operator error, mechanical problems with the vehicle, or other drivers.

Driver Safety Around Large Trucks

All motor vehicle accidents are scary and can leave you shaken. Trucking accidents are especially devastating because of their size and the likelihood of serious injury or death.

If you are driving a motor vehicle, be aware of 18-wheelers that are exceeding the speed limit, swerving, or driving recklessly. Try to avoid being next to a large truck when they are turning, exiting the interstate, or changing lanes.

Truck Accident Attorneys, Macon, GA

It is not uncommon for people who have been injured in a semi-truck accident to need future, ongoing medical treatment. Insurance companies may offer quick settlements in order to avoid paying any future claims. We are experienced with handling all types of tractor-trailer claims.

If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a tractor-trailer accident you should always seek the advice of an attorney in order to get the full compensation you will need. As with most accidents, there are time limits for filing a claim so it is important to seek help as quickly as possible. Contact us today for a free, no-obligation consultation. And as always, we charge no fees or expenses unless we recover money for you.


About the Author
Jarome Gautreaux is a personal injury trial lawyer. He represents people who have been seriously injured, as well as the families of people killed because of carelessness or negligence. For over 20 years, he has successfully recovered more than 100 million dollars in a variety of Macon personal injury cases. Jarome’s reputation for client focus and case success has led to other lawyers requesting his assistance with complex personal injury litigation. What drives Jarome every day is his strong belief that the amount of money someone has should not dictate the justice they receive. It is for this reason that he has never worked for corporations, insurance companies, or other interest groups. Instead, he thrives on helping the people who need it most- people who have suffered at the hands of others and deserve compensation.