Tallahassee Truck Accident Attorney
Helping Victims of Truck Accident Injuries in Florida
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.
What Are Common Types of Truck Accidents?
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.
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.
Put 20+ Years of Experience on Your Side With The Pelham Law Firm
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 Tallahassee truck accident lawyer today for legal assistance in your case.