Underride Accidents

Georgia Underride Accidents

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Due to the high-demand for goods to be transported throughout the United States, semi-trucks are common inhabitants of major freeways and highways. Because of this, there is a much greater chance of an individual being involved in an accident with one of these large vehicles.

There are several different types of accidents that occur involving these trucks, and some of them are more severe than others. One such accident is an underride accident. Due to the nature of this type of accident, it often leaves victims with catastrophic injuries, and even loss of life in the most severe cases.

If you are involved in an accident with a big-rig, you need to seek representation to help you fight for your rights through a personal injury lawsuit. Looking for an attorney for a truck accident in Marietta? The Marietta legal team from Jones & Swanson can work with you to pursue the results that you need by implementing effective and proven strategies custom fitted to your specific case. It is crucial for you to understand how an underride accident is caused, and what your options are if you have been injured in one.

What is an underride accident?

On the back of every trailer, there is an underride guard that hangs down beneath the trailer. This guard is designed to prevent a smaller vehicle from traveling beneath the trailer in the case of an accident. These bars are supposed to be able to withstand a certain amount of pressure. If they are defective, or improperly installed, the results can be deadly when they should not be.

An underride accident occurs when the truck driver comes to a stop or a slow speed, a vehicle crashes into the back of the trailer, and the guard bar fails to withstand the impact allowing the vehicle to travel forward beneath the trailer.

This is often extremely serious as the vehicle will typically travel forward until it hits the rear tires, and the bottom of the trailer scrapes off the hood and the roof all the way back past the driver's seat. The results of these accidents are often catastrophic injuries and death. If you or your loved one has been involved in an underride accident caused by the negligence of another, or if they suffered an injury through the negligence of another, then you may be able to collect money damages for the injuries you have incurred. It is crucial to have skillful representation on your side throughout this process. Look for the best personal injury attorney in GA to make sure your representation is top notch.

Need an attorney for a truck accident case in Marietta?

If you have been injured in an accident due to the negligent driving of another, or if this injury was caused through a defective underride guard bar, then you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit to collect monetary compensation for your injuries. It is crucial that you retain skillful representation, and our office can work with you to pursue the results that you need. We have more than four decades of legal experience-- all of which can be put to work for you in the situation that you face.

Injured in a truck accident in Marietta? Our legal team works to provide our clients with an effective representation that begins with understanding all the various nuances of our clients' cases. We then work to implement our effective and proven strategies to help achieve the results you deserve. We offer a free case evaluation, and you should utilize this to your benefit to gain insight into your case before retaining our services.

Contact us immediately to discuss the injuries you suffer from, and to begin pursuing the compensation that you deserve.

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