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Damages from Rear-end Semi-Truck Accidents
Being rear-ended by a large vehicle such as a semi-truck can cause devastating damages. Even a semi-truck which is not loaded is heavier and larger than most other vehicles on the road and thus causes more damages. Cargo, of course, only adds to the semi-trucks weight and increases the severity of the damage. Semi-trucks can be 40 or more times heavier than a passenger vehicle. Fully loaded, a semi-truck or 18-wheeler might weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Because of this weight, heavy trucks start more slowly, are less maneuverable, and take longer to stop or change course than a passenger vehicle. This is why large trucks and commercial vehicles are subject to higher minimum insurance requirements for their liability coverage. Semi-truck accidents often result in severe injuries and high damages and as a result, often end with high dollar settlements. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact the experienced law office of Parke Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Call our Boise law office now for a free consultation at (208) 322-7274.
Override vs. Underride Semi-truck Accidents
There are two different types of risks unique to semi-trucks colliding with a passenger vehicle. These are called override or underride events.
An override accident is when the semi-truck is traveling behind a small or low-to-the-ground car. The bumper of the semi-truck is likely to crush the top of the car. If this occurs, anyone in the car can suffer serious or even fatal injuries.
If a passenger vehicle rear-ends a semi-truck, the car can hit the back bumper of the semi-truck and drive under the back of the trailer. This can result in the car being crushed, trapped, or dragged by the semi-truck. Often injuries are fatal if the trailer goes through the front windshield of the car.
Boise Semi-Truck Accident Lawyers
The semi-truck accident attorneys or tractor-trailer accident lawyers of Parke Gordon Law Firm in Boise can usually tell you over the phone if you have a good case. Don’t wait to call a truck accident attorney doing so could hurt your case. Call our law office in Boise now at (208) 322-7274. We can help take the stress out of the claim and make sure you get every penny you are owed. Parke Gordon Law Firm offers a free consultation to discuss your truck accident case. The clients who have chosen our law firm love us and we think you will too. Take a minute to read over some of our client reviews to see the dedication of our semi-truck accident attorneys.
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