Types Of Trucking Accidents

Our Attorneys Ask The Right Questions

We help you research whether the trucking company involved in your accident had legitimate defensive training programs for its drivers. We investigate and ask if the company purchased equipment with high-performance drum brakes or air disc brakes to ensure a reduced stopping distance (RSD). We also investigate whether or not the truck company installed a technology that prevents collisions, such as automatic emergency brakes (AEB), lane departure warning, speed limiters and in-cab driver performance monitoring.

Our experienced attorneys delve into matters and question whether your truck crash involved a truck company or truck driver who exhibited patterns of unsafe behavior.

We Understand Key Trucking Industry Safety

There a many types of common trucking accidents:

  • Rear-end accidents: This is a very common type of accident especially when the automatic emergency braking (AEB) system is not maintained properly.
  • Lane change accidents: Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) require truck drivers to manage the 360 degrees around their truck space. When they fail to do so and injuries occur, we can hold them responsible.
  • Underride accidents — Jackknife/U-turn/Intersection collisions: These accidents often cause serious injuries and deaths. Patterns of noncompliance are ordinarily proven by steady penalties in one or more of the Behavioral Analysis Safety Improvement Categories (BASICs).
  • Construction zones accidents: New truck drivers who just received their commercial driver's license (CDL) may not be experienced in proper methods of stopping in time for backed up traffic or planning for an out of control truck.
  • Intersection crashes: Too frequently, trucks fail to yield the right of way or run traffic control devices resulting in preventable accidents.

We Prepare Cases To Optimize Your Overall Recovery

At Young & McCarthy LLP, our attorneys have experience with the differences involved in every type of case and truck accident. We know to investigate whether the trucking company attempted to save money by not installing the safest technology available such as forward collision avoidance and mitigation (FCAM) that could have prevented or lessened the severity of your crash.

Contact our Cleveland office in Ohio to work with a lawyer on your case. Call 866-541-2220, or contact us online.