Our runaway trailer accident attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help people who have been injured. We help many purse the justice and compensation for their losses. We are committed to proving fault in a runaway trailer accident. Runaway trailer truck accidents are extremely dangerous and under regulated. Driving a tractor-trailer or large vehicle requires skills to operate safety and correctly. A runaway trailer accident occurs when the speed of the truck does not match the speed of the trailer. For example, the speed of the trailer may force the truck to loose control, or the trailer may become detached from the truck. If this occurs, the trailer is left behind and can cause accidents leading to serious injuries.
Common Causes of Runaway Trailer Accidents
There are many factors that can cause a runaway trailer accident. Some of the common causes include, but are not limited to:
- Speeding- Operating a large truck in its own is a difficult task. Drivers need to realize this, and adjust their speed in response to any cargo they might be carrying. It is important to take into account the weight of the cargo, and the conditions of the roadway. Also, it is always important to make sure the truck is properly maintained.
- Unexpected turns- A trailer can become detached from the truck if a turn is taken too quickly or if the truck jackknifes. It is extremely important to pay attention to the roads, and determine if the truck driver is in a safe state of mind in which they should be operating a large truck.
- Overloaded trailers- If a trailer is loaded with more cargo than it can safely or legally carry, the tires are at risk of blowing. Also, the brakes could fail or the over load could cause the truck to veer out of control. It is important to take into account if the driver was legally transporting a load, or if the shipping company overloaded the trailer at the time of the accident.
Get the Compensation For Your Injuries
If you have been injured in a runaway truck accident in Colorado, contact Mike Hulen, PC. We can help you compile a case and represent you against a negligent truck driver. Anyone who has been injured in a truck related accident should obtain the compensation they need and deserve. We understand that you are faced with medical bills, ongoing doctor expenses, lost wages and other finical hardships from your injury. This is why it is important to contact us for your free initial consultation. We will sit down during your free consultation and can start to help you through the legal process.