Trucking Accident Attorneys
Due to the massive size and weight of a tractor trailers, anything they collide with does not stand much of a chance of being unharmed. The size, weight and momentum of a moving eighteen wheeler makes trucking accidents almost always catastrophic, often resulting in serious personal injury and death. Trucking accident cases are more complex than automobile accident cases, and it is recommended that if you or a loved one is hurt or killed in a truck accident, you consult an experienced trucking accident attorney who has both the knowledge and resources necessary to fight to get you the compensation and justice you deserve.
TRUCKING ACCIDENT CAUSES
Fatigue is the most common cause of driver error, contributing to about 40% of all trucking accidents. Fatigue alone can cause an accident, and when combined with other factors, the results are often deadly.
Underride and override accidents
Underride accidents can be horrific, usually resulting in decapitation. An override accident is one in which a truck runs over the vehicle in front of it. It is estimated that as many as half of all fatal truck accidents involve truck underrides.
One reason trucking accident lawsuits are so complex is that they can involve multiple responsible parties including:
- Truck driver
- Trucking company
- Equipment manufacturers
- Other negligent drivers
- Government entities