Common Truck Accident Types
A jackknife accident can occur when a truck driver loses control of the trailer, causing the truck and trailer to move in different directions and form a “v” shape. These accidents can be dangerous and cause a lot of damage. If involved in this type of accident, it is important to contact an attorney to help assess losses and work through any legal obstacles.
Rollover Truck Accidents
Trucks carrying large cargo loads, especially tractor-trailers, are at a higher risk of rolling over due to sudden weight transfers caused by cargo shifting. Improperly loaded cargo could lead to accidents and injured parties may seek help from an attorney to file a claim.
Fatal Truck Accidents
Due to the commercial use of most tractor-trailers, claims arising from fatal truck accidents tend to be more complex. An experienced truck accident lawyer should be consulted to navigate the complexities of naming the defendant and dealing with insurance agencies.
Side Impact Truck Accidents
A side-impact, or T-bone, collision can occur when a trucker fails to yield the right of way, typically when attempting to turn, causing serious damage to the vehicle hit on its side. These accidents are often caused by truckers failing to yield, blocking multiple lanes while waiting for others to clear.