Underrides are among the most devastating accidents involving large trucks. If you have been seriously injured or lost a loved one in an underride trucking collision, contact Brodhead Law, LLC in Atlanta, Georgia as soon as possible. Our experienced personal injury lawyers have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively fight for the compensation you and your family deserve.
An underride trucking collision occurs when a passenger vehicle is crushed under the rear or side of a tractor-trailer. Semi tractor-trailers have a raised design that allows enough room for a car to barely fit underneath the trailer, while the roof of the vehicle is sheared off. This type of accident is often fatal, and victims who survive usually suffer catastrophic injuries.
Although passenger vehicle drivers may bear some fault for some trucking underride accidents, many are caused by truck driver or trucking company negligence. Factors leading to underride wrecks may include:
Trucking underride collisions are horrific accidents that can cause catastrophic or fatal injuries, particularly when the top of the car is torn off. Injuries commonly sustained by passenger vehicle occupants in truck underride accidents include:
Trucking companies are likely to have a team of lawyers and investigators who will try to downplay any wrongdoing and liability on their part. If you or your loved one has been seriously injured or killed in a trucking underride collision, you need a dedicated legal advocate with a successful track record in trucking accident cases. Call Brodhead Law today to find out how we can help.