Types Of Trucking Accidents
While driving on our highways with semi tractor-trailers, people run the risk of very serious injuries should an accident happen with one of these vehicles. Some of the most common types of trucking accidents are:
Rear-end collisions: A fully loaded 18-wheeler can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. Stopping that much weight quickly is a near impossibility, especially if the road conditions are wet, icy or snow-covered.
Sideswipe accidents: Truckers may have to take sudden action to avoid a more serious collision, they may be distracted or tired, but no matter the cause, a sideswipe accident can cause extremely serious injuries.
Jackknife accidents: Slick road conditions among other factors can cause a truck to swing to the side of the trailer causing a complete lack of control for the driver.
Head-on collisions: The amount of force that can be exerted when a car or truck collides head on with a semi can be hard to believe. Often these accidents will produce fatalities or catastrophic injuries.
T-bone accidents: If a truck and car collide in an intersection, it can create tremendous lateral force on the bodies of the auto occupants. That lateral force can create serious neck and back injuries among other types of injuries.
The reality of being in an accident with a commercial big rig is that serious injuries with life-long effects may be suffered. A person injured in such an accident may require extensive, ongoing medical care for years and may not ever fully recover. This makes it crucial that you work with a skilled attorney who understands trucking accidents and how to make the insurance companies pay the full compensation you deserve.
At Brock Law Offices in Lincoln, Nebraska, our attorneys have more than 25 years of experience standing up for the rights of people injured in trucking accidents. With our unique background in the trucking industry, we know how to navigate the unique challenges that often arise in trucking accident claims.
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Contact us today at 402-467-3303 or by email to schedule a free initial consultation. Our trucking accident lawyers handle all trucking accident cases on a contingency basis. You only pay if we obtain a recovery for you. There is no money required upfront.