Head-On Truck Collisions
Legal Representation From Charleston Truck Accident Attorneys
Trucks can weigh as much as 80, 000 pounds, carrying cargo ranging from food to toxic materials. Without a doubt, commercial trucks pose a risk to drivers when they share the road. In an accident between a big-rig truck and a passenger vehicle, the driver and occupants of the smaller vehicle are much more likely to sustain a serious injury.
Head-on crashes, in particular, can often be more disastrous than rear-end collisions because of this size difference. It is important that if you were injured in any truck accident, especially head-on, that you fight to receive appropriate financial compensation. The cost of treating these injuries can be tremendous, but trust that Berthold Law Firm, PLLC can help you navigate through all of the complex legal matters.
Causes of Head-On Collisions
Although our vehicles are supposed to be designed with passenger safety in mind, a driver cannot do much when faced with a truck head-on. It is always wise to be on guard when traveling alongside a truck. By familiarizing yourself with the various causes of head-on truck collisions, this knowledge may be helpful in preventing one.
These are some of the most common causes of head-on truck collisions:
- Truck makes too wide of a turn and strikes a car in another lane
- Truck passes a passenger vehicle but collides with an oncoming car
- Truck driver loses control of and jackknifes
- Truck crosses into another lane or the center divide
- Truck runs a red light or does not stop at a stop sign
- Failing to yield right of way
All truck drivers have the duty of preserving others’ safety when taking to the road. Furthermore, they must not exceed mileage or hourly driving limits and obey the rules of the road. Truck companies have the responsibility of maintaining their vehicles and providing proper training to drivers. We can look at all of the evidence to determine where the parties failed to uphold their duty. This is also what can help us argue on your behalf when it comes time to make a claim.
Contact Berthold Law Firm, PLLC
As Charleston truck accident attorneys, we have handled numerous truck accident claims over the years and we have all of the resources within our grasp to maximize the possible compensation you can receive. We treat every client as a person, taking the time to get to know you and understand your needs. We have found that sometimes truck accident victims are not always aware of how serious their injuries may be and how much they are entitled to receive. Having legal counsel is essential in these cases to ensure that you are given compensation that you deserve.
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