Types of Trucking Accidents
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trucking accidents for more than 20 years. Throughout our firm’s lengthy history, we
have handled truck accident claims of varying type, size, and complexity,
giving us the invaluable insight needed to secure the largest financial
recovery possible for our clients. In many cases, the details of each
type of truck accident can often have a large bearing on the resulting
injuries that the involved parties sustain. Furthermore, certain types
of trucking accidents can often point towards a certain negligent act
from a trucker or their parent company, giving us the ability to protect
our clients from liability.
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Categories of Trucking Accidents
While the circumstances surrounding a trucking accident can be as varied
as their effects, most collisions can be classified into a specific category
based on their causes. The most common types of trucking accidents are
Jackknife: In the event that a truck should brake too suddenly, the momentum can
sometimes cause its trailer to swing outward and to the side, striking
other vehicles. This is known as a “jackknife” accident due
to the acute angle formed by the trailer and cab.
Tire blowouts: Exactly as they sound, tire blowout collisions occur when a defective
or worn truck tire explodes in transit, causing the driver to lose control.
Side-impact crashes: Also frequently referred to as T-bone collisions, side-impact crashes
involve a truck plowing into the side of another vehicle. These types
of crashes are most often the result of a truck driver’s failure
to yield or stop at an intersection.
Rollovers: Truck drivers that drive at unsafe speeds in bad weather or drive with
an overloaded trailer can lose control of their vehicles and cause them
to tip over, known as a rollover.
Underrides: Truck drivers that suddenly slam on their bakes or who change lanes without
first checking blind spots can cause other vehicles to become trapped
under the rear or middle of their trailers. Underride accidents are some
of the most severe and are often fatal.
Rear end: Collisions that involve a truck slamming into the back end of another
vehicle are known as rear-end accidents. Thee collisions are frequently
caused by speeding, distracted driving, and failing to brake in time.
Loose cargo: If a truck’s payload is not properly secured, it can become loose
and strike other vehicles in transit. Similarly, unsecured cargo can cause
awkward shifts in weight and cause trucks to lose their balance.
Pursue Justice for Your Injuries Today
When considering the immense size advantage of an 80,000 pound commercial
truck over traditional passenger vehicles, it is imperative that truck
drivers and trucking companies exercise the utmost care to operate these
vehicles safely to protect against horrific collisions. Unfortunately,
this care is not always taken. If you have been injured in a trucking
collision in the Midland-Odessa area, the team of skilled
personal injury attorneys at Dean Law Firm are here to help. Having recovered millions
on behalf of past injured clients, we have what it takes to protect your
rights and maximize your potential recovery.
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