Morrow Ga Truck Accident Attorney
When you share the road with semis, you notice their immense size and probably give them a wide berth as a result. The fact is that truck accidents are some of the most dangerous accidents on our roadways, and those most likely to be injured are the occupants of the other vehicles involved. If a truck driver’s negligence leaves you or someone you care about injured, it’s in your best interest to seek the skilled legal guidance of an experienced car accident attorney.
Common Truck Accidents
While there are all kinds of traffic accidents out there, some of them are far more common to trucks, and others are specific to trucks. Consider the following:
- Underride Accidents – Trucks ride so far off the road that underride accidents are a distinct possibility. These refer to accidents in which a much smaller vehicle drives directly under a massive truck – often shearing off its roof in the process. Underride accidents can happen from the side or the rear.
- Jackknife Accidents – Jackknife accidents refer to accidents in which the cab and trailer fold in on one another at the point that they hitch together (in the same way that a jackknife shuts). These accidents are often caused when excess speed prevents a trucker from safely handling a driving maneuver.
- Rollovers – 18-wheelers have a higher center of gravity than most of the vehicles on our roads, and this (coupled with their slim, tall profile) leaves them more vulnerable to rolling over in dangerous driving situations, such as high winds and tight curves.
- Rear-End Accidents – Semis are so much heavier than other vehicles on the road that they take far longer to slow down and stop, which puts others at a far greater risk of being rear-ended by these behemoths.
Don’t Delay Consulting with an Experienced Morrow Truck Accident Attorney
The formidable Morrow truck accident attorneys at the law offices of Ben F. Windham, PC, in Clayton County take immense pride in their ability to help claims like yours prevail with advantageous outcomes. Please contact or call us at 833.236.9467 to schedule your free consultation today.