Call (929) 285-3825 for a risk-free consultation.
Large trucks are an essential part of the US economy. Many people depend on them for transporting fuel, food, and other essential products and commodities. However, tractor-trailer safety is a continuous difficulty. No matter whether you are a newbie driver or have been driving for many years, accidents can happen at any time. So to help you in this situation the Brooklyn truck accident lawyer will provide you with the best help.
Any kind of car accident is risky, but truck accidents can bring the risk of serious physical injuries or even death. Apart from injuries, a tractor-trailer accident can also cause a lot of damage. The knowledgeable lawyers at Brooklyn Injury Attorneys, P.C. will help you get compensated for those damages. Our attorneys have a good repertoire of getting the best settlements in truck accident cases. If you have been injured due to a negligent driver, call our office to speak to a skilled Brooklyn truck accident lawyer absolutely free.
Types of Truck Accidents
Here are some of the most commonly seen truck accidents:
In case the driver loses control, it can simply slide as well as roll over onto its side. Also, this takes novice motorists with it.
This accident occurs when a semi folds, creating a 90-degree angle with the trailer. Generally, this happens when a driver brakes fast and hard. While The trailer’s weight brings it forward against the cab’s traction.
3. Wide Turn
Wide Turn is when the driver first swings or steers left for making a right turn. Moreover, in case the driver is unaware of the right side surroundings or rear traffic, it can trap pedestrians or vehicles also.
4. Tire Blowout
Any vehicle can experience tire blowouts. Sometimes, it forces a vehicle uncontrollably in wayward directions. This can create a risk for the driver and nearby cars also.
Because of the large trucks’ weight, rear-end accidents can lead to severe catastrophic injuries, property damage, and even loss of life.
6. Blind Spots
Blind spots in a semi can be highly critical. In this case, a driver is unable to see other cars at the time of changing routes, it puts nearby cars at a higher risk of being crushed, hit, or forced off the lane.
7. Lost Road
Wrongly loaded secured and freight truckloads can clash, leading to severe risks to adjacent vehicles and multi-car accidents.
In case a truck stops fast, smaller vehicles approaching fast behind it can become jammed under the trailer. Under-ride accidents are one of the deadliest auto accidents.
These accidents happen when drivers turn the red light and hit other vehicles straight.
10. Head On
This type of collision with tractor-trailers is sometimes the most fatal, devastating, leading to extreme injury and even death.
Causes of Truck Accidents
Generally, truck accidents are caused by driver mistakes. You can prevent these accidents. Here are some major causes of truck accidents:
1. Distracted Driving
This is an activity that diverts a driver from driving. If the driver gets bored while driving, texts, eats, listens to songs, or looks at his phone for finding a playlist, accidents can take place.
2. Driver’s Exhaustion
Truck driving is a stressful job. Driving long distances with little rest and few breaks can make a driver tired and exhausted. He may lose coordination and concentration, which can be dangerous while driving.
3. Speeding & Overtaking
Sometimes drivers drive faster than usual and overtake other vehicles with risks to deliver goods on time. Due to the pressure of meeting tight deadlines, they make this mistake.
4. Drugs & Alcohol
You must not drive a truck after drug abuse and having a high rate of alcohol consumption. When some drivers stimulate themselves with these things for staying awake while driving, accidents take place.
5. Wrong Cargo Loading
Every load needs to follow the particular size, weight, width, length, and height limits. If a truck carries dangerous materials, stricter rules must be followed. Still, if mistakes and errors happen, it leads to a catastrophic accident.
6. Improper Training & Maintenance
There are some requirements and rules for training a driver so he can drive a commercial vehicle perfectly. But some drivers don’t adhere to these rules and don’t even take proper training for learning how to drive in bad climatic conditions safely. As a result, they experience fatal accidents.
On the other hand, a truck must be properly checked by the trucking company before it gets on the road. When it does not happen, accidents take place due to some mishaps.
7. Poor Road Conditions
Pothole-hidden or unpaved roads, highways without shoulders, or narrow lanes can make driving extremely risky.
8. Unsafe Passing
It may be hard to gauge on highways how much space there is while trying to pass a big truck. Drivers must abstain from passing on curves or hills, and abstain from doing it if there is not sufficient space for passing without leading the driver to brake.
Common Injuries from Truck Accidents
Truck accidents with passenger vehicles can result in more severe injuries than collisions between 2 or multiple passenger vehicles. Often, the impact of tractor-trailer accidents can stick with an individual for life. This is why it is important for you to get the money you require for managing your current and future life care and medical costs.
Some common truck accident injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Head and brain injuries
- Internal injuries
- Disfigurement or amputation
- Broken bones, cuts, lacerations, and bruises
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck crash, this is high time to contact a reputable Brooklyn truck accident lawyer at Brooklyn Injury Attorneys, P.C.