Any type of collision involving a large commercial truck can cause severe injuries and death, but some types of truck accidents are particularly likely to cause grave injuries or involve a large number of victims, sometimes even bystanders and people in nearby buildings. If you or someone you love has been injured in a truck accident, you need the help of an experienced truck accident attorney to recover the full compensation that you deserve.
Types of Truck Accidents
- Tanker truck carry liquid loads and are prone to crash for many reasons including the “slosh factor” in which liquid sloshing back and forth inside the tank continues to gain momentum until the force becomes powerful enough to cause the truck to roll over or go out of control.
- Hazardous materials accidents can cause fires, explosions, and release toxic gases causing widespread evacuations. Victims involved in the crash and nearby can be harmed by contact with spilled hazardous materials.
- Underpass accidents can cause damage to the road above affecting vehicles on that road as well. If the truck becomes wedged in the underpass it can block the road leaving no way for cars to even swerve around it, leading to a multicar pileup.
- Underride accidents are some of the most devastating to victims. In an underride accident, the passenger vehicle slides under the trailer of the commercial truck, often shearing off the top of the vehicle and decapitating or dismembering the occupants.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a Georgia truck accident, please call Robbins Law, PC, at 800-772-5555 or email us today and schedule your free consultation.