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Common Types of Truck Accidents

Truck accidents are the most devastating. Even though truck drivers are responsible for about 20% of truck accidents, the tractor-trailer causes some of the most devastating harm when this type of collision occurs. Below, we will explain the different types of trucking accidents that can occur. If you suffer an injury in any of the following, we will be there to help you.

Jackknife Accidents

A jackknife accident occurs when a truck driver loses control of their vehicle. The trailer turns out to the side of the trailer and creates a V-shape. If any vehicles are next to the large commercial truck, the truck can cause significant damage to the passengers in those vehicles.

Rollover Accidents

When truck trailers are unevenly or overly loaded, there’s a higher probability of the trailer rolling over onto its side. Sharp turns and heavy winds can amplify the dangers of overloaded trailers, putting all other drivers on the road at risk of severe harm.

Turning Accidents

Large trucks have a wide turn radius. There are signs on their truck that warn of these dangers. However, a severe crash can occur if the truck driver doesn’t consider their large turn radius. They may cut sharply and cause a crash, with others experiencing severe injuries.

T-Bone Accidents

T-bone crashes occur with all vehicles, but the results can be devastating when a large commercial truck is the cause of the crash. These trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. With enough speed, the force of the impact can cause catastrophic damage.

If you suffer injuries in a truck accident, working with an attorney can help you. Our Melbourne truck accident attorneys at Nance Cacciatore commit to helping you achieve the results you need. Trust that we will safeguard your rights when it matters most, going above and beyond to help you move forward after a catastrophic event.

Call our firm today at (321) 233-9885 for a free consultation to discuss your rights.

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