Legal Representation After an Underride Collision
It’s possible to suffer serious or fatal injuries in any type of truck accident. But, underride collisions are probably the most dangerous. An underride collision is when a smaller vehicle goes partially or completely underneath the trailer of a semi-truck. These types of collisions are often fatal because the bottom of the trailer is about the same height as the top part of smaller vehicles. Cars can get crushed or even sheared off, resulting in major injuries to passengers.
The experienced Texas personal injury lawyers at Williams & Brown LLP understand the devastating consequences injured victims face in these types of accidents. We work hard to help injured victims and their families get just compensation for their losses.
Call us at (888) 741-6200 or (254) 741-6200 to find out how we can help you.
How DO Underride Accidents Happen?
In the event of a front or rear end collision between two cars, the bumpers and crumple zones will absorb much of the impact. During an underride truck accident, the bed of the trailer can enter the car’s cabin upon impact. Without the front end of the car to absorb the impact of the crash, the riders are subject to serious injuries.
These types of tragic collisions can result from rear-end and side impact collisions when a vehicle strikes a trailer. They can happen when a truck driver backs into traffic, turns in front of traffic without first yielding the right-of-way, or cuts off approaching traffic.
Car drivers can cause underride collisions as well by failing to notice stopped trailers until it is too late, by making dangerous lane changes, or by driving while distracted.
Waco Underride Truck Accident Attorneys Protecting Your Legal Rights in Texas
Modern trailers have many safety features designed to prevent underride collisions, but they’re often inadequate. Trailers designed after 1996 must have underride guards 22 inches above the ground or lower. This height, however, is still very dangerous. Many trailers have no underride guards at all.
If you have suffered catastrophic injuries, or if your loved one was killed in an underride accident, don’t hesitate to seek out legal guidance. It may be possible to get financial compensation for your tragic loss by filing a claim against the truck driver, the truck owner, the trucking company, or other potential liable parties.
A truck wreck claim can result in financial support for:
- Current and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Cost of rehabilitative treatment
- Funeral expenses
- Lost future income
- Loss of love and companionship
- Other related damages
The Waco truck accident attorneys and Williams & Brown LLP can review your case and help you secure maximum compensation for your losses. We have extensive experience handling truck accident cases. We will help preserve valuable evidence that can help bolster your case.
Call us at (888) 741-6200 to schedule your free consultation and case evaluation with a dedicated Waco underride truck accident lawyer.