Georgetown, Delaware Underride Accident Lawyers
Our personal injury attorneys know how to handle bad crashes
Truck accidents caused by tractor-trailers can be very complicated legal cases. One of the most serious types of truck accidents we handle at the Law Office of Edward C. Gill, P.A. in Georgetown, Delaware are underride truck accidents.
Knowing what to do after an underride truck accident can be confusing. Even knowing what your rights are as injury victim in Delaware might not be clear. That’s why it’s important to talk with an experienced Delaware underride accident attorney as soon as possible after your crash. That way, you can make informed decisions about what to do next based on the facts.
What is an underride truck accident?
Underride truck accidents often involve a smaller vehicle becoming trapped under the trailer of a tractor-trailer. Drivers and passengers in these smaller vehicles often sustain very serious injuries or even fatalities in certain circumstances.
Many underride accidents involve cars becoming trapped under the rear end of a tractor-trailer, but they can also involve vehicles trapped under the side of a truck. Whatever the circumstances of your underride accident, we’re here to help you.
Why do underride truck accidents happen?
Underride truck accidents happen for many reasons, but often, it’s because of something the truck driver or the trucking company they work for did or did not do. Some of the most common causes of underride accidents include:
- Tractor-trailer not equipped with protective underride truck guards
- Tractor-trailer brake lights not working due to poor truck maintenance
- Truck driver causes chain reaction crash, including an underride accident
- Reckless truck driver stops without warning
There are many reasons why underride truck accidents happen. That’s why it’s important to have a lawyer investigating your crash right away. Our attorneys understand the importance of finding these facts when building a legal case. Otherwise, you might have a hard time getting the money you rightfully deserve for your accident-related expenses.
How an underride accident attorney can help you
If a truck driver or the trucking company they work for is to blame for your underride accident, you might wonder why you even need to hire an attorney. The police officer investigating your truck accident should take of everything, you would think. Commercial truck accidents often turn out to be much more complicated than many people suspect, however.
First, there’s the trucking companies to deal with. Often, they will do everything they can to hide or conceal evidence of wrongdoing. Truck drivers often deny doing anything wrong. Worst of all, their insurance companies often defend their actions. Why? Because there’s often thousands or millions of dollars at stake in accident-related expenses.
Our underride accident lawyers know exactly what to do. We know how to investigate complex truck accidents. We know how to negotiate with trucking companies and insurance providers. If they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to take them to court. Contact our law firm and schedule your free consultation with a Delaware underride accident lawyer who puts your family’s needs first.