Commercial truck accidents are not quite as common as accidents among automobiles, but when these monstrous vehicles are responsible for accidents, the results can be severe and include a range of injuries and disabilities, the loss of life and thousands of dollars in property damage. When you are involved in an accident of this magnitude, the trauma can stay with you long after the incident, causing a range of other frustrating problems. At times like these, it can be both helpful and comforting to have an experienced truck accident attorney at your side.
The types of accidents that can occur with trucks are quite varied and differ from the accidents that automobiles can cause. Following are some of the common types of truck accidents:
Jackknife – When a tractor-trailer stops suddenly, the trailer can swings out to the side, impacting with other vehicles.
Load drop – Cargo on trucks that is inadequately secured may come loose and spill onto the roadway or other vehicles.
Rollover – Truck drivers sometimes lose control of their vehicles, and they tip onto one side or roll from one side to another.
Blind spots – Trucks have large blind spots that block a driver’s view of the road and other vehicles.
When a truck accident occurs, there may be some confusion over who is at fault and who is liable for the damage that resulted. In some cases, the driver is at fault, but in other situations, the owner of the truck or the trucking company that leased the truck may be held liable. In yet other cases, liability may go to the manufacturer of the truck or the person loading it.
If you are the victim of an accident involving a commercial truck, or are a driver of an eighteen-wheel semi tractor-trailer, a garbage truck, a postal/parcel delivery truck, or an operator of another large vehicle and have been in a collision caused by someone else’s negligence, Connect2Attorney.com network of lawyers are committed to maximizing your recovery.