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Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

There are many different types of commercial vehicle accidents you could be involved in. Each of these accidents can result in severe, and sometimes fatal, injuries. These accidents can happen for a variety of reasons, but no matter the cause, you deserve compensation if the commercial vehicle driver was responsible for the accident.

At Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers, we have over 26 years of experience representing clients who have been injured in commercial vehicle accidents. We know how to take on the companies that are responsible for these vehicles to get you the compensation you deserve. These companies and their insurance companies will probably offer you some kind of settlement, but it will likely be much lower than you deserve.

Before you accept any kind of settlement offer, call us at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer. We’ll review your case at no cost to you to help you determine if you deserve more than what the insurance company is offering.

The Most Common Types of Commercial Vehicle Accidents

As we mentioned before, there are any number of reasons why a truck or commercial vehicle accident may happen. However, some of the most common types of wrecks and their causes include:

Intersection Accidents

Intersection accidents can happen if a commercial vehicle goes through an intersection without stopping, or if they make a wide turn and hit another car. No matter the cause, intersection accidents often result in serious injuries and property damage. 

Carriage Underride Accidents

Carriage underride accidents occur when a passenger vehicle hits a semi truck, then slides underneath it. The bottom of the trailer is about the same height of a windshield, making these types of wrecks some of the most dangerous.

Hit and Run Accidents

When a hit and run accident happens, you may find it difficult to get compensation, since the other driver often can’t be found. However, we may be able to win compensation on your behalf from your own insurance company.

Jackknifed Trailer

When an 18-wheeler driver has to suddenly slam on the brakes or takes a turn too sharply, they may jackknife, meaning the trailer skids past the cab of the truck and swings dangerously. The trailer may hit another vehicle, or could overturn.

Rear End Collisions

Rear-end collisions are one of the most common types of wrecks in America, and are often little more than a nuisance. But when a commercial vehicle collides with the back of your car, it’s generally much worse than another rear-end accident.

Rollover Accidents

Commercial vehicles are more common for commercial vehicles than passenger vehicles because commercial vehicles are generally more top-heavy. A rollover accident can cause severe injuries to those in the truck and others on the road.

T-Bone Accidents

A T-bone accident involves the front of one vehicle colliding with the side of another vehicle. When a big truck or other commercial vehicle hits a car, the car can be crushed — and the passengers inside can suffer severe injuries.

Get the Help You deserve from an Experienced Truck Accident Lawyer

Any or all of these commercial vehicle accidents can result in a variety of injuries, including:

  • Broken bones
  • Brain injuries
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Broken ribs and punctured organs
  • And more

If you are injured in a truck accident or a wreck with another type of commercial vehicle, our lawyers are here to help you. For over 26 years, we have fought for our clients’ right to compensation. With offices in the Carolinas, Georgia and Florida, we’re here to help injury victims throughout the Southeast.

Call us at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced truck accident lawyer.