Insufficient Underride Protection on Commercial Trucks
One of the most dangerous types of collisions that a personal vehicle can have with a commercial truck involves a truck’s lack of underride protection. These accidents are called underride collisions, and they happen far too often. The front bumpers of most cars stand at about 30 inches tall, whereas the tail ends of most commercial truck trailers are as high as 45 inches tall. This fifteen inch discrepancy makes it alarmingly easy for cars to get jammed under trailers in both rear-end and t-bone collisions. Fortunately for many drivers, trucks have been required to utilize underride guards since 1996. While these guards have proven effective in preventing injury during rear-end collisions, the threat of underride accidents is still very serious when a truck lacks a sufficient underride guard.
If you have been injured in an underride collision in which the truck did not have proper protection, the Massachusetts trucking negligence attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, can help you recover compensation for you suffering.
How We Can Help
At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we know that no amount of money will ever fully erase the emotional and physical trauma caused by your wreck. However, a proper compensatory settlement can ensure that you won’t have to worry about paying for any of the damages yourself. If you have been injured as a result of trucking negligence, you could be able to file a number of claims, including the following:
- Pain and Suffering
- Medical Costs
- Rehabilitative Costs
- Lost Wages
- Wrongful Death
In the wake of an accident, you need to focus all of your attention and energy on the healing process and not on worrying about how you’re going to pay your unexpected medical bills. Let us take care of the legal issues while you recover.
Contact a Massachusetts Trucking Negligence Attorney
If you have been injured, or if you have lost a loved one in an insufficient underride protection accident, the Massachusetts trucking negligence attorneys at Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, want you to know that you are not alone. Let us help you through this difficult time. Call today at (617) 426-4488 to speak to an attorney about your case.