Legal Representation After a Truck Accident in Texas
Have you been involved in an accident in which your vehicle slid under a semi-truck? This occurrence is commonly referred to as being an “underride truck accident”. Underride truck accidents are some of the most dangerous and fatal type of accidents. If you or a loved one have been involved in one of these accidents, you need to seek legal counsel.
Serious Truck Wreck
Underride truck accidents account for around 25% of fatal accidents involving trucks. Even at lower speeds, these accidents can be fatal for those involved. These accidents generally occur when the larger vehicle is attempting to make a u-turn or attempting to cross a street. The on-coming vehicle may not see the truck, despite its size, and slide underneath the truck. Despite their enormous size, trucks and the trailers can be overlooked since they do not always stand out from the background or the truck is moving too slowly for the other vehicle driver to slow down.
These types of wrecks usually occur at night since trailers are often poorly lit. Many times the small lights that are fixed to the trailer do not provide enough light to allow a passenger vehicle driver to realize how slowly the semi-truck is moving.
Causes of Underride Collisions
Underride truck accidents can also happen because trucks are usually slower to accelerate and slow down. Regular vehicles driving on a highway can travel speeds between 55 and 70 miles per hour. It can be difficult for a driver to realize that a truck is traveling at a much slower speed until it’s too late.
Many underride truck accidents can be prevented with the use of a special guard that is fixed to the the truck, that prevents passenger vehicles from being able to slide underneath the truck. The guard also helps prevent the destruction of the passenger compartment and roof of the passenger vehicle.
Get the Compensation You Deserve
Many factors can result in the loss of human life, including: drowsy drivers and the use of alcohol or drugs. At Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP, our staff of experienced Fort Worth truck accident attorneys are dedicated to providing quality legal counsel and winning you the compensation that you deserve from such accidents. We handle many personal injury cases including underride truck accidents. We have had a significant amount of success and we are 100% ready to take your case to trial, if needed. We only require our clients to pay us fees if we win the case. We see no point in making you suffer more financially if we cannot provide you with the funds that you need through settlement.
Our Fort Worth Truck Accident Attorneys Are Here to Help You
If you are involved in one of these accidents, it is best to contact an experienced attorney right away. The longer you wait, the harder it may be for an attorney to gather evidence to support your claim and be able to build up a successful case. We know that this is going to be a stressful time on you and your loved ones, so we are dedicated to getting you the compensation that you deserve. Contact Crowe Arnold & Majors, LLP right away at (800) 738-4046 so we can start building your case.