An underride accident, where the vehicle crashes underneath the rear-end of a semi-truck, can leave victims in a catastrophic situation. The experienced truck accident lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs have helped clients to recover over $1 billion in personal injury settlements across Kentucky, Indiana, and Ohio. We serve all of America and are ready to listen to your important story.
A Carriage Underride Accident Lawyer To Fight Your Case
Accidents where a passenger vehicle passes under the rear carriage of a large truck, also known as underride accidents, cause some of the most serious injuries and are responsible for many fatalities.
Darryl Isaacs – The Hammer – and the truck accident lawyers at Isaacs & Isaacs know how devastating this can be for the victim and his or her family. Calling our semi-truck accident attorneys as quickly as possible is important for several reasons, including:
- Lost evidence
- Waning witness memory
- Deadline to file may be exceeded
Our semi-truck accident attorneys will schedule a free consultation to review your case and make this horrific time somewhat easier.
What Is an Underride Accident?
The rear carriage of a truck is generally much higher than the average passenger vehicle. When a truck stops suddenly, a passenger vehicle behind it may not have time to veer out of the way and will be forced into a rear collision. Because of the height discrepancy, the car can pass under the rear of the truck’s undercarriage. Underride accidents also can and do happen on the sides and front of tractor trailers where no guards are required, leaving a passenger vehicle vulnerable to sliding underneath.
Injuries Caused by a Truck Undercarriage Accident
Serious injuries can include:
- Broken bones
- Serious lacerations
- Traumatic head injury
- Spinal damage
- Rear Guards Do Not Always Help
Although trucks manufactured after 1998 are mandated to have rear- and side-guards, the guards do not always prevent an accident, often breaking away. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, even crash speeds as low as 35 mph are capable of ripping the guards.
A Legal Conversation With Darryl Isaacs About Semi-Truck Accidents
Attorney Darryl Isaacs sat down to address questions for those who have been involved in a crash involving big rig trucks or other large commercial vehicles. Join us in this radio episode of “Ask The Hammer,” the podcast exploring the legal matters that matter most. Play the episode directly below.
Free Case Review With a Truck Underride Accident Law Firm
Due to the serious nature of an underride accident, you need legal help. The attorneys of Isaacs & Isaacs are available 24/7 to do just that. We will review your case and use our experience in underride truck accidents to obtain the compensation you need for medical bills, lost wages and other losses you incur due to the accident. Contact us today at 800-800-8888.