Underride Accident Attorney in Fulton
How do underride accidents happen?
A properly constructed 18-wheeler will have what is known as a "rear-guard"
installed on the back of the trailer. In most cases, the trailer on a
big rig will be four to five feet off the ground, which presents a high
danger to motorists travelling behind the truck in the event of a rear-end
collision. An underride accident is where a smaller vehicle crashes into
the back of a tractor trailer with no rear-guard and travels beneath the
trailer, crushing the top of the car or severing it altogether. This type
of accident can also occur when a vehicle collides with the trailer from
the side in a T-bone accident.
Liability and Negligence in Underride Accidents
Regardless of whether or not the trucker is at fault, if no rear-guard
was in place at the time of the collision, the victim in the smaller vehicle
has every right to demand compensation. This also applies to the immediate
family of anyone who suffered
wrongful death in such a crash, which is very possible. It is the responsibility of the
trucking company to ensure that their trailers are equipped with rear-guards
to prevent these accidents, which makes it possible to file a claim for
negligence when such equipment was missing, even if you were at fault for colliding
with the truck. These cases must be handled deftly by a skilled
Fulton trucking accident lawyer, so call Kalka & Baer LLC today if you've been injured in an underride accident.
Hire a Fulton Underride Accident Lawyer
Kalka & Baer LLC has provided excellent representation for clients
for more than 20 years. If you have been injured in an underride accident,
or if a family member has been killed in such a collision, we could help.
Our legal team could thoroughly investigate your case to
establish negligence and prove that there was no rear-guard in place at the time of your accident,
allowing you to file for compensation. You deserve a full recovery of
your damages, so call now and schedule your
free initial consultation.