Carriage Underride Accidents Are Devastating
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. The attorney at Isaacs & Isaacs know how devastating this can be for the victim and his or her family. Calling our law firm as quickly as possible is important for several reasons, including:
- Lost evidence
- Waning witness memory
- Deadline to file may be exceeded
We have won over $700 million in settlements due to negligence in the states of Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana. Our 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.
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.
Call Isaacs & Isaacs If You Are in an Underride Accident
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.