Florida Truck Accident Attorney
Need an attorney for a truck accident case in Tallahassee? There are many
different kinds of
auto accidents, some of the more serious accidents include a semi-truck, big rig or 18
wheeler. These large vehicles can weigh up to 80,000 lbs. and stretch
up to 75 feet in length. When these vehicles are involved in an accident
with a small vehicle, the damage done to the driver and any passengers
of the small vehicle can be catastrophic if not deadly. There are three
common types of truck accidents:
- Truck rollovers
- Underride accidents
- Jackknife accidents
In the case of truck rollover and jackknife accidents, any vehicle that
is in the path of this truck as it is wrecking could be very seriously
damaged. Jackknife accidents generally occur when the driver hits the
brakes and the cab of the semi begins to stop but the trailer does not
and it slides around the side of the cab. A rollover accident can occur
this same way, but rather than travelling until it pins the cab, the trailer's
wheels may catch on the road and trip the trailer so that it rolls.
Searching for a lawyer for a truck accident in Tallahassee?
An underride accident refers to the safety bar that hangs down on the back
of every trailer. This bar is designed to withhold a certain amount of
pressure so that a car that rear-ends a semi will not travel underneath
the trailer. If this safety bar gives away then any small vehicle that
runs into the back of a trailer will travel forward, sometimes until the
hood hits the rear wheels of the trailer. The bottom of the trailer will
scrape the hood of the car all the way back past the driver's seat
sometimes. This can cause catastrophic injuries if not wrongful death
to the driver and passenger.
Injured in a truck accident in Tallahassee? We can help!
If you have been injured in a truck accident then do not hesitate to contact a
Tallahassee personal injury lawyer from The Pelham Law Firm to discuss your injuries, your case and how our
firm can help you. We have over 20 years of experience in representing
the personal injury victims of Tallahassee, Florida with a long history
of success and many satisfied clients whom we have represented in the past.
Contact our firm today for legal assistance in your case.