Truck accidents are among the most dangerous types of crashes on the road, claiming thousands of lives every year. There are a number of different classifications of truck accidents depending on the event, and some of the most dangerous are underride accidents. According to data released by the National Automotive Sampling System and the Fatality Analysis Report System, about one in five fatalities are caused in these types of crashes.
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Because of the high rate of death in these types of crashes, safety equipment became a requirement for trucks in the United States. Even with these rear-guards in place, recent studies have shown that they aren’t strong enough to provide adequate protection during a collision. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety conducted a study and found that the key problem is that the connection between the rear-guard and the truck itself isn’t strong enough to handle even low-speed collisions, let alone the more devastating high-speed collision.
There are a number of causes of these types of accidents. The most common include, but are not limited to:
Truck crashes often cause serious injuries, and these types of injuries often come with considerable medical bills and rehabilitation costs. If your injuries were caused by someone else’s negligent or reckless actions, you shouldn’t be held responsible for paying those costs.
Our NYC truck accident lawyers at The Perecman Firm are committed to providing injured victims with the knowledgeable and passionate care they need to recover the compensation they require. If you were seriously injured in a truck accident, contact us today by giving us a call at (212) 577-9325 or request a free case evaluation by filling out our online form.
The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $350 million in verdicts and settlements for their clients. We understand the financial and emotional toll a serious accident can have on your life. That’s why we dedicate ourselves to maximizing your recovery and securing what you deserve.
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