What Is A Truck Underride Accident?
Driving next to a large truck can feel daunting, to say the least. And if you are in a position that is considered one of their four blindspots, then the truck driver cannot see you and can easily make a move that can lead to a collision with your vehicle. Even if your presence is quite clear to a truck driver, a truck accident can still happen. Truck accidents by enlarge, cause massive destruction and are responsible for a large portion of traffic deaths every year throughout the United States.
In Pennsylvania, there is heavy truck traffic. Specifically, throughout I-81 and around the Wilkes-Barre area, trucks are everywhere. The risk of a truck accident is quite high for anyone driving on these roads. If you were injured in a truck accident in Wilkes-Barre, please call the truck accident lawyers at O’Donnell Law. Liability for a truck accident can be more than one party and considering how catastrophic these accidents tend to be, it is possible that you have a claim that warrants a large settlement.
How do Underride Accidents Happen?
The space between a larger commercial truck’s trailer and the ground is vast and open. If a smaller passenger vehicle slides underneath this area or drives under it the top of the car may be sheared off or the car could be crushed. This type of event is considered an underride accident.
Underride accidents are some of the most devastating and cataclysmic to experience and because of this they often result in death for the passengers of the smaller vehicle. On rare occasions where death does not transpire, major injuries and physical bodily harm tend to be the other outcome.
If you were harmed in an underride accident in Pennsylvania or if you lost a loved one in one of these tragic incidents, you may have a case for compensation for the losses you suffered. Truck accidents can be highly complicated and many times when a trucking company is liable they will have highly paid and aggressive legal teams protecting their interests. You should also have skilled legal counsel advocating for your rights and safeguarding you. The Pennsylvania truck accident lawyers at O’Donnell Law Offices are here for you.
Underride accidents can happen when a car slides underneath a truck in the back of the truck or under its side. Either the actions of a driver of a car that drives underneath a truck or the negligence of a truck driver can be the reason why an underride accident happens.
Speak to a Personal Injury Attorney Today
Truck accidents like underride accidents can have devastating consequences, most often for those in the passenger vehicle that finds itself underneath a truck.
For help with a truck accident injury claim in Pennsylvania, you do not have to figure out how to handle the legal challenges alone. You can trust and count on the legal counsel of the team at O’Donnell Law, serving clients in Kingston, Wilkes Barre, Hazleton, and Pittston. Call O’Donnell Law today to speak to a talented and knowledgeable personal injury attorney during a free consultation at 570-821-5717.