Imagine traveling down the road. You come to a traffic stop and all of a sudden, you see a large truck barreling towards you at high speeds. They’re unable to stop in time and then, a loud collision. It’s an unfortunate situation, but it’s not uncommon on the roads.
Large commercial trucks are used to transport goods and they’re prominent on our highways. While they’re often a good thing, when truck drivers or trucking companies act in a negligent manner, they can cause serious harm.
Why Truck Accidents Are So Serious
The sheer size of a large commercial truck can create significant problems for individuals in smaller vehicles who may be on the worse end of a collision. This is because they can be roughly 80,000 pounds and at higher speeds, this is enough to have disastrous results.
The types of accidents that can involve large commercial trucks may include:
- Turn over crashes when the truck rolls to one side and slides into other vehicles on the road.
- Crashes in which the truck or trailer goes on top of the other vehicle.
- Rear end collisions in which the truck slams into the back of the vehicle.
- Head-on collisions can occur if a truck driver swerves into oncoming traffic due to being tired or under the influence.
- Jackknife crashes can occur when a trailer comes flying forward and is almost parallel with the truck.
When these types of accidents occur, it can lead to some of the more serious injuries that a person can sustain. For instance, a victim may sustain broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord damage, amputations, and more.
At Strong-Garner-Bauer P.C., our Springfield truck accident lawyers understand how dangerous these types of crashes can be and what damages they may cause. Because of this, we work hard to determine if the truck driver or trucking company may be considered liable.
If they are considered responsible, victims may be able to seek compensation from them to cover the medical expenses, lost income, and more. Trust that we have the knowledge and experience necessary to guide you every step of the way.
Discuss your potential case with us in a free case evaluation. Schedule yours today by calling us at (417) 855-2022.