Underride Accident Cases
Underride Accident Injury Attorney
There are accidents that are specific to the trucking industry due to the
high center of gravity, heavy weight and extended length of large 18-wheelers,
tractor-trailers, and semis. The injuries received in
trucking accidents can be severe but underride type accidents usually result in deaths to
drivers and front seat passengers in other motor vehicles involved in
the collision. A family member with significant injuries or one faced
with the loss of a loved one should contact a Houston trucking accident
attorney for legal guidance as to the steps to take following a terrible
underride accident involving a truck.
The lawyers at The Doan Law Firm have devoted themselves to gathering information
about trucking accidents making them more effective when representing
clients who have experienced injuries or losses due to underride accidents
and other types of trucking accidents. We have the resources necessary
to represent clients and protect their best interests and rights to receive
maximum compensation for injuries and suffering from an underride accident.
About Underride Accidents and Compensation Claims
The specific accident that qualifies it as an underride type occurs when
a vehicle slides partially or fully under a truck and shears off the top
part of the underneath vehicle. Injuries are usually catastrophic with
the most common being decapitation to the vehicle driver and front seat
passengers. Other injuries to victims can include spinal cord injuries,
fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and internal organ damage. Due to
the terrible consequences of underride accidents, government agencies
started requiring truck cabs to lengthen the surface of cab extending
it closer to the ground.
The idea was to block a vehicle from getting into an underride situation.
Most underride accidents involve the side of a vehicle and the front of
a cab and the safety guard helps to lower the incidents of underride accidents.
There are still millions of trucks on the roads, without the additional
safety feature, that cause many underride accidents. An underride accident
is not limited to an impact with a cab but may involve impact with another
portion of a truck. It is important to speak with a truck accident lawyer
following an accident that involves underriding, as seriousness of the
injuries normally associated with that type of collision.
Insurance companies often attempt to assign fault to others and try to
settle for less than an injury is worth. An underride accident due to
negligence or reckless by a truck driver may result in an issue of liability. The
responsible parties may be liable to the victims for loss of earnings,
medical costs, pain and suffering and loss of companionship. Make an appointment
today for a consultation with an experienced lawyer knowledgeable in underride
Contact us for legal assistance with an underride accident matter at (800)
349-0000. We offer a FREE consultation. We are open, day and night!