Charlotte Truck Accident Attorney
Saffa Law Group – Call us at (704) 710-8182 today!
Delivery trucks, semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, and 18-wheelers make up
a large percentage of vehicles on our North Carolina roadways. These vehicles
require special certifications to drive them, are challenging to operate
at times, and can weigh thousands of pounds. Because of these factors,
large truck accidents can create severe, even deadly consequences for
other the drivers involved, especially individuals in small passenger-sized
vehicles. The types of injuries one may sustain in an accident with a
large truck include brain and spinal cord injury, paralysis, permanent
disfigurement, permanent injury, internal injuries, and even death. All
of these injuries will undoubtedly take a heavy toll on the victim's
quality of life - physically, emotionally, and financially. If you have
been injured in a truck accident, or if your loved one was recently killed
in an accident with a large truck, you can turn to our
Charlotte personal injury lawyers at Saffa Law Group for help.
There are multiple circumstances that can lead to or contribute to a truck
accident, such as:
- Underride accidents
- Jackknifing the truck
- Oversized loads that create instability
- Cell phone use
- Neglecting to follow safety guidelines in traffic
- Dangerous weather
- Poor road conditions
- Tailgating another vehicle
- Driving aggressively
- Lack of experience or training in driving a large truck
Others on the road are very much at risk when something goes awry with
a large truck, which is why it's of so important for truck drivers
to take extra care and caution when on the road. There are certain regulations
in place which apply to truckers, like restricting the number of hours
the driver is allowed to drive (due to an increasing amount of accidents
caused by tired and fatigued truck drivers). When guidelines like this
are not followed and tragedy strikes, a professional lawyer can help the
victim hold the truck driver or company legally accountable for their
negligence and wrongdoing.
Call us at (704) 710-8182 to schedule your free consultation!
What causes an underride accident?
Annually, it is estimated that
more than 350 people are killed when a car strikes the back of a big truck and slides underneath. Protective
gear known as rear impact shields are typically fastened to the rear bumpers
of big rig trucks. These rear impact guards are designed to stop cars
upon collision and prevent the vehicle from sliding underneath. Unfortunately,
many of the rear impact guards actually do not perform to industry safety
standards. The resulting losses can be devastating, and more often than
Most underride accidents occur because:
- Trucks lack protective or reflective guards to prevent collision
- Trucks are installed with faulty or inadequate rear guards
- Trucks that stop frequently or unexpectedly, leading to a rear-end collision
- Drivers following too closely to a semi-truck
Representing Victims of a Jackknife Collision
Jackknifing refers to when the trailer bed of a tuck swings around to the
front to create a 90 degree angle and resembles a pocket knife, or a "jackknife."
When a truck or tractor tows a trailer, the trailer can swing out from
behind and cause the entire vehicle to skid, spin, overturn, or go backwards.
When the tractor trailer jackknifes, the driver will have no control over
the vehicle, which greatly increases the chances of devastation or fatality.
Some of the most common causes of jackknifing accidents include:
- Losing control of axels, steering axels, or driving axels
- Sharp turns or unexpected sharp turns
- Slippery road conditions, leading to loss of control
- Speeding or sudden stopping
At Saffa Law Group, our Charlotte personal injury lawyers know exactly
how to investigate your potential claim. We have
tried numerous jury trials and we are confident in our ability to maximize your compensation to the
fullest extent. From uncovering evidence to creating a compelling case
that can persuade a panel of jurors, we know what it takes to bring your
claim to a favorable outcome.
Speak with Our Charlotte Personal Injury Attorneys – (704) 710-8182
Truck accidents are among the most dangerous types of automobile collisions.
In instances involving jackknifing, however, the chances of fatality tend
to skyrocket. Because vehicle rollovers and multiple car pile-ups are
often the result of jackknifing accidents, motorists and their passengers
can be subject to some of the most painful injuries – or worse, fatality.
Were you involved in a jackknifing accident? Are you ready to take legal
action to secure compensation for your injuries? We're ready to help.
Contact our Charlotte jackknifing lawyers today and we can help create a solution-oriented plan of action for your specific case.