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7 Common Types of Truck Accidents

Commercial truck wrecks are among the most dangerous vehicles on the road, as their sheer size and weight can cause much more damage than even the biggest private passenger vehicles on the road. Unfortunately, freight trucks are involved in accidents across the country on a regular basis. Whether these crashes are caused by driver error, mechanical failings, or inclement weather conditions, the effects can be tremendous. If you or a loved one has been a victim in a commercial trucking accident, you may be eligible for monetary compensation that will help you recover financially and medically.

Unique Types of Accidents

While every wreck is unique, there are seven specific types of accidents that are rather common when trucks are involved:

  1. Truck attempts to turn to quickly and rolls over.
  2. Jackknife accidents are usually caused by the axle brakes locking up.
  3. Tire blowouts make controlling the vehicle extremely difficult.
  4. Rear-end collisions are usually caused by faulty brakes, but can also be caused by driver error.
  5. Underride collisions occur when smaller vehicles get caught under the trailer.
  6. T-bone collisions are most often caused by operator error, as they involve the truck crashing into the side panel of another vehicle.
  7. Lost load accidents happen when the cargo is not properly loaded.

Regardless of the exact type of accident, injuries can and probably will be severe. Commercial trucks are susceptible to all of the same dangers on the road as regular cars, but additional conditions can make trucking accidents even more likely.

Contact a Truck Accident Attorney

If you or someone you know has been involved in a commercial truck accident, contact a qualified attorney by filling out the form at the top of the page today and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve.