20 December, 2023
Truck accidents often have substantial consequences, resulting in severe injuries for those involved. One of the primary factors contributing to the impact of accidents is their sheer size and weight.
For instance, a fully loaded commercial vehicle can weigh up to 8,000 tons compared to a passenger vehicle, which can weigh up to 3,000 pounds. Similarly, trucks require a longer braking distance to navigate a hazard compared to passenger vehicles.
As such, truck accidents cause severe injuries such as traumatic brain injuries, broken or fractured bones, internal injuries, amputation, and disfigurement. Victims of truck accidents endure massive medical bills, loss of livelihood, loss of loved ones, emotional anguish, and physical pain.
Consider speaking to a trusted car accident attorney at The Barnes Firm if you want help seeking compensation against the at-fault party or insurance.
Here are the common types of truck accidents:
When a driver is negligent or reckless, they can lose control, drift out of their lane, and head straight into oncoming traffic. Head-on collisions often occur at red lights, stop signs, and intersections when drivers fail to observe proper right of way.
A driver can collide with another vehicle for various reasons, including fatigue, drunk driving, and distracted driving.
A jackknife accident occurs when a large truck with a trailer makes improper turns or braking maneuvers. Consequently, the resulting force makes the trailer swing wide around its pivot point, creating a crash that resembles a jackknife fold.
Unfortunately, the sheer force of the trailer may strike nearby vehicles as the truck skids its way into traffic. Improper braking is the leading cause of jackknife accidents. When a truck driver brakes too hard or quickly in wet conditions, the tractor can slow down than the trailer it is towing.
In a rear-end crash accident, a truck’s size and weight increases the likelihood of crashing a passenger vehicle upon impact. Generally, tractor-trailers are heavy and slow to maneuver, so truck drivers need more time and distance to avoid road hazards.
Common causes of truck rear-end collisions include:
Most rollover accidents have catastrophic effects due to trucks’ sheer size and weight. Drivers who are not careful when making tight turns or road maneuvers are at risk of getting involved in a truck rollover accident.
If a driver makes a sharp turn or accelerates too quickly in poor road conditions, the trailer may flip and turn the entire truck on one side. Truck rollover accidents occur due to dangerous driving, driving under the influence of alcohol, overspeeding, and distracted driving.
If you’ve sustained injuries in a truck accident, you may find it challenging to cope with the mounting medical bills, disability, or physical pain.
That said, our team of experienced attorneys at The Barnes Firm are highly knowledgeable and experienced in fighting for the rights of injured victims.
Contact us online or call us at (800) 800-0000 for a free case evaluation.
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