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Underride Accidents

Underride Accidents

Were You Or Someone That You Love Seriously Injured In A Truck Crash?

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.

Give us a call at (212) 577-9325 to discuss your case with an experienced attorney today.

At The Perecman Firm, our NYC truck accident attorneys have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of injured victims and their families. Since we first opened our doors more than 30 years ago, we have successfully recovered more than $500 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients, and are committed to providing the same high level of legal representation to each new client we accept. If you were seriously injured in a truck crash, contact us today to begin planning out your next steps.

What Can Cause An Underride Accident?

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:

  • Road hazards like debris, potholes, etc.
  • Dangerous road conditions caused by bad weather
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Intoxicated drivers
  • Defective equipment
  • Mechanical failure
  • Drowsy drivers

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.

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Hire An Experienced Lawyer To Handle Your Case Today

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.

More Than $500 million In Verdicts & Settlements For Our Clients

The Perecman Firm, P.L.L.C.'s team of NYC personal injury attorneys have recovered more than $500 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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