Intersection Truck Accidents Are Commonplace
Intersection truck accidents are common and often devastating particularly if a big truck is involved in the crash. The attorneys at Isaacs & Isaacs are experienced in fighting for victims who have been injured by a semi truck at a crossroads. We recommend calling us as soon as possible after a truck accident since:
- Witness memory of the incident may fade
- Evidence may disappear
- The deadline for filing a claim may be reach, after which the court will not hear it
We have won over $700 million for victims of negligence in Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky. Let us review your case to determine fault during a free consultation. Calling us at 800-800-8888 is the first step.
The Dangers of Intersections
Have you ever stopped at a four-way stop and wondered if everyone knew the rules of who should proceed first? This is never more critical if a semi-truck is involved. Sometimes, truckers behave aggressively due to the truck’s size, or the trucker is pressed for time and continues on without stopping. This can result in a crash.The impact can cause serious injuries or result in fatalities.
In other instances, a passenger vehicle may not be able to see the side of a large truck particularly at night. The truck often moves at a slow speed after a complete stop and side lights on the truck may fail. This increases the risk that a passenger vehicle could broadside the truck.
Ways to Prevent Intersection Truck Accidents
Trucking companies can take steps to make intersection accidents less problematic. For instance, drivers can be trained adequately in safe procedures when approaching an intersection. Policy changes may be needed to enhance the procedures. In addition, drivers should be encouraged to make routine checks of side lights and markers to make sure the big rigs can be seen by other motorists.
If you have been involved in an accident with a semi-truck at an intersection, you may be eligible for compensation. Call the law offices of Isaacs & Isaacs to let us review your case to find out what can be done. We are there 24/7 to serve you.