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Underride Truck Accident Lawyer

Attorney For Underride Truck Accidents & Lawsuits

Truck Underride accidents still occur today because of ineffective safety underride equipment on many large trucks. To curb some of the danger of underride accidents the FMCSA has made it a requirement that large trucks must have rear impact guards and use reflective time on trucks. This regulation was put in to place in 1998 and only is a requirement for trucks after the same year. Unfortunately, this leaves many large trucks that do not have to comply with the law and without these protective measures in place. Furthermore, some question how much of an impact the rear impact guards and reflective tape on large trucks reduces or prevents truck underride accidents. According to an IIHS study on the effectiveness of truck underride preventive measures, it found that even at 35 MPH that the protective underride guard had issues with bending, tearing, and allowing passenger vehicles to ride underneath.

A truck underride accident occurs when a large truck which has a high clearance under its frame hits and then travels over another vehicle or person in front of the truck. Truck underride accidents are particularly dangerous and can cause serious injury and possibly death in the more tragic incidents. ​ Our truck underride accident lawyer services the Galveston, League City, Corpus Christi, Texas City, Angleton, Baytown, Beaumont, La Porte, Eagle Ford Shale, and Pearland, TX areas. Contact our Truck Underride Accident Attorney for a free case evaluation at 713-829-4317.

Common Causes of Underride Truck Accident

Lawyer for Underride Truck Accidents in Texas

Truck underride accidents essential problem lies with the high sitting position of the large truck and a smaller passenger vehicle that can become wedged underneath it. Many of these accidents occur at the back of the truck where the guard bends or breaks failing to stop the vehicle from traveling under the carriage. This is dangerous because the large trucks height is typically elevated enough to allow the hood body. However, the windshield and room can be crushed or cut off and pose a serious threat to the public.

Statistics on Truck Underride Accidents

The NHTSA conducted a study on this issue and determined that:

  • 423 people are estimated to die in truck underride accidents each year
  • 70% of all fatalities with large trucks involved another passenger vehicle, and
  • 5,000 people become seriously injured in truck underride accidents each year

Almost half of fatal underride accidents occur with the passenger vehicle enters under the rear corner of the truck. Underride accidents typically occur because the truck suddenly stops and other motorists fail to see the reflective time or cannot see it because it becomes obscured or faded.

Dangers of Underride Accidents Occurring With A Truck

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​Many underride truck accidents can cause severe damage even at lower speeds. Large commercial trucks can exert a powerful amount of force and pressure. These trucks were designed to carry heavy objects all over the place. It’s not unthinkable to for one of these vehicles causes extensive damage and injuries due to its size. It is always horrible to hear that someone has been in injured as the result of a underride truck accident. The driver who gets wedged underneath a truck in an underride accident can be seriously injured and could face a length recover time from their personal injuries associated with a crash. Unfortunately, underride truck accidents are fairly common in Galveston, League City, and Houston areas. Many drivers might never see the truck coming towards them before the crash occurs. Many may never able to fully recover from their injury and may even pass away from the catastrophic injuries that can occur in more tragic accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured or suffered property damage because of a underride truck accident please contact a personal injury lawyer who can help guide during through this difficult period in your life.

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Attorney John D Pascoe

Pascoe Law Firm

1414 S. Friendswood Dr, STE 120,

Friendswood, TX 77546

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 Our Underride Truck Accident Attorney fights for the rights of those who suffer injury after being hit by a truck or 18-wheeler. Truck drivers have a duty to drive with caution. The Pascoe Law Firm in League City, Texas represents accident victims in the Galveston county and League City areas. We are very familiar with the serious injuries that can occur in truck accidents. Our Underride Truck Accident Lawyer is committed to holding negligent truck drivers fully responsible for their actions. You can reach us at 713-829-4317 for a free consultation and prompt investigation. If you are or a loved one has been injured and suffered personal injury, call the Pascoe Law firm to speak with accident lawyer. The Pascoe Law Firm provides a free personal injury consultation for truck accident victims. Call or contact us online to speak with a Galveston County and League City area Truck Accident Lawyer and 18 Wheeler Accident Lawyer if you or a family member was hit by a truck or 18 wheeler. Hablamos Español.
 

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