Underride Guards in Commercial Trucks
Underride collisions are some of the most dangerous and life-threatening types of accidents that can occur between cars and large trucks. These types of accidents occur when a car rear-ends a truck that is not properly equipped with an underride guard. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) has been asking the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) for stricter standards regarding underride protection to fight the high death rate involving these types of collisions. While a number of truck manufacturers have attempted to incorporate more effective safety measures, the threat of underride collisions remains apparent.
Dealing with Trucking Negligence
While the consequences of underride collisions can be dire, victims and their families may be entitled to compensation from the responsible parties that will help them through the healing process. Victims of trucking negligence could file claims such as:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Costs
- Rehabilitative Costs
- Lost Wages
- Wrongful Death
Monetary compensation can help victims deal with the unexpected bills that inevitably follow major collisions. An adequate settlement that addresses the damages caused in an accident involving a lack of an underride guard can also help you concentrate on the recovery process.
Contact a Massachusetts Trucking Negligence Attorney
Individuals who have been injured in accidents caused by trucking negligence, or those who have lost loved ones to these types of collisions should consider contacting a qualified personal injury attorney who can help them through the legal process of recovering compensation. At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we want to help you through this unfortunate ordeal. Call our Massachusetts office at (617) 426-4488 today to learn more.