Los Angeles Under-Ride Collisions

Collisions referred to as under-rides occur when a passenger vehicle collides with a large truck and trailer resulting in the vehicle driving under the trailer. Under-Ride collisions are generally fatal and leave survivors with extreme and debilitating injuries. You can imagine the results when a small sedan weighing roughly 3,000 pounds collides with a 53-foot mass of metal weighing up to 80,000 pounds.

Obtaining Compensation for Damages Suffered

An under-ride collision may be the fault of the truck operator or the other motorist, so aligning yourself with a skilled attorney well-versed in California specific laws pertaining to this variety of truck accident is essential to recover due compensation for damages suffered. Under-ride collision accidents are time sensitive and require immediate attention. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Daniel A. Gibalevich will carefully analyze case evidence, witness testimonials, police records, medical records and if necessary, will expertly recreate the scene of the accident in order to assist you in developing a solid case.

Under-Ride Fatalities and Severe Injuries

In such severe accidents, fatalities often occur leaving family members and loved ones to grieve immense losses. The Emotional, psychological and financial burdens from a wrongful death accident resulting from an under-ride collision can be immense. The burden of covering large medical expenses as well as funerary costs should not fall on the shoulders of the bereaved family. Aligning yourself with an expert attorney who knows how to maneuver the legal system in regards to under-ride collisions is your best bet to successfully build a case and begin reclaiming due compensation for your losses and damages suffered.

 Types of Under-Ride Collisions

There are two generally recognized types of under-ride collisions that include:

  • Side Under-Ride Collisions: When a motorist fails to see the truck and trailer in its path and proceeds to drive under the big rig trailer. Due to minimized visibility, side under-ride collisions often occur at night in poorly lit areas because the truck and trailer do not stand out from their background. Side under-ride collisions are often fatal as the automobile involved is sliced in half by the impact with the commercial truck.
  • Rear Under-Ride Collisions: These collisions occur when a motorist fails to see the truck and trailer in its path and proceeds to driver under the rear of the semi truck and trailer. Insufficient illumination from missing or muddy taillights and non-functional emergency flashers are often the cause of such collisions and they are generally fatal as the automobile involved is sliced in half by the impact with the commercial truck.

If you or someone you love have been involved in a truck related accident, seek legal representation immediately. Having a skilled attorney on your side will be extremely important in establishing a solid case and to ensure compensation for damages suffered.

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