Dallas and North Texas Truck Accident Attorney
Some of the most catastrophic truck accidents occurring on our nation’s roads involve override or underride accidents. There is a 15 inch height difference between the front end of a car and the bottom of a large truck, enabling the car to pass underneath a truck in the event of a collision. Due to the excessive size and weight of large trucks, the occupants of the passenger vehicle often sustain life-altering, potentially fatal injuries.
In an override accident, the front end of a large truck runs over a smaller vehicle, such as a passenger car or a motorcycle. There are many potential causes of override accidents, including:
- Brake failure on the truck
- Truck driver fatigue
- Tire blowout
- Improper truck maintenance
- Reckless driving
- Trucker tailgating
- Adverse weather conditions
Underride accidents occur when a smaller vehicle such as a car or motorcycle crashes into a truck and slides beneath the truck’s undercarriage. In most underride accidents, the roof of the car is either crushed or ripped off, causing severe injuries to the vehicle’s passengers such as:
Underride accidents can occur from both rear-end collisions and collisions with the side of a truck’s trailer. Rear-end underride accidents are often caused by a truck stopping short when a vehicle is traveling too close behind. Side collision underride accidents often occur when a truck is backing out of a driveway into a road containing a steady flow of traffic. In these cases, the drivers of passenger vehicles often do not see the truck backing out until it is too late to stop in time. These accidents are more likely to occur at night when it is difficult to see a truck’s trailer backing into the street due to poor lighting.
Polewski & Associates Can Help
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in an override or underride accident, you will need an experienced Dallas truck accident attorney on your side to ensure your rights are protected. There are numerous types of negligence which can lead to these devastating accidents, and your attorney must be able to evaluate the evidence to conclusively prove fault in your case.
The Dallas truck accident lawyers at Polewski & Associates have been fighting for the rights of individuals injured in override and underride accidents for more than 25 years. We know the complex issues associated with these cases, and we will fight aggressively to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Our truck accident lawyers are committed to providing you with the highly personalized attention you deserve during this difficult time in your life. Let us focus our energy on securing your compensation so that you can focus your energy on recovering from your injuries.
Please contact us today to schedule your free initial consultation. Polewski & Associates serves clients in Dallas and throughout North Texas.