Truck Underride Collision Information
A truck underride accident happens when a smaller vehicle collides with a larger truck, sliding underneath the rear or side of the truck.
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Types of Underride Collisions
An underride collision can be classified as either a rear underride accident or a side underride wreck. As can be assumed by their names, a rear underride collision happens when a vehicle goes under the rear of the much larger truck, and a side underride accident occurs when the smaller vehicle slides underneath the side of a truck.
Causes of Truck Underride Accidents
There are several factors that can cause a truck underride crash. The following circumstances can result in an underride collision:
- Dim, dirty or faulty taillights on the truck.
- An extremely slow moving truck and a driver who fails to turn on emergency flashers.
- A broken down truck and a driver who does not properly use reflective triangles.
- Inadequate or inoperative side safety lighting when a driver is either turning or obstructing a lane of traffic.
- A truck that is moving significantly slower than all other vehicles on the road.
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 may be eligible to recover damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.