A truck underride accident happens when a small vehicle collides with a larger truck. In a truck underride collision, a small car slides underneath the rear or side of the truck. A truck underride collision can be one of the most dangerous and deadliest types of truck accidents. The impact and devastation from over 80,000 pounds can become devastating. Truck underride accidents can cause life-altering injuries. The underride accidents often result in fatal or serious injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, and lost limbs. There are several factors that can cause a truck underride crash. The following circumstances can result in an underride collision including:
- Dirty or faulty taillights on a truck
- A broken down truck
- A driver who does not properly use reflective triangles if broken down
- A truck that is moving slower than all other vehicles on the road
- Inadequate or inoperative signaling when changing lanes
Truck Underride Collision Lawsuits
If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck underride collision, we believe that you deserve both compassion and compensation for your losses. Through a truck accident lawsuit, you will be able to recover damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage and any pain and suffering you have encountered. We understand that any type of underride collision can cause drivers and passenger’s serious injuries. People often suffer medical, emotional and financial hardships when faced with an injury from a truck underride collision.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a Colorado underride collision as a result of a reckless truck driver operation, or the negligence of truck maintenance, the truck company could be held liable for your losses.
Call us today to talk about your legal options at 303-932-8666. Every case we represent, our law firm provides dedicated representation that you need to get through this difficult time.