FREE CONSULTATION FOR TRUCK ACCIDENT VICTIMS
The Fort Lauderdale law firm of Madalon Law has been fighting for the rights of truck accident victims throughout the state of Florida. We understand that anyone involved in an accident involving a truck will be left rattled and full of questions. The first thing is to have those questions answered by an attorney – not the insurance company who is trying to minimize the compensation for your accident. When you contact our firm, you will speak to an accident attorney who will gladly go over your case with you and explain all of your options to you. There is no commitment for this free consultation and if we do move forward with your case, you will owe us nothing unless we win.
WIDE TURN TRUCK ACCIDENTS CAN BE DEADLY
Large commercial and industrial trucks are much more difficult to drive and maneuver through the streets than other passenger vehicles. When a big truck has to make a tight right-hand turn, they oftentimes are forced to swing the front of their truck to the left first in order to clear obstacles. These wide turns are frequently seen in highly populated areas with many side streets.
A problem that occurs when large trucks attempt these wide right turns is they end up impacting a vehicle to their left between a curb and their rig. This sandwich effect is referred to as a squeeze, and a truck’s extreme weight can really create a dangerous situation for a trapped driver. At times, a large truck can weigh more than fifteen times than that of a passenger vehicle, and this significant difference in size leaves no chance for the smaller vehicle avoiding being crushed.
If you have experienced a squeeze like truck accident due to a wide turn and received injury because of it, you should seek legal advice on how to pursue your personal injury claim.
LIABILITY INVOLVING SQUEEZE-PLAY WIDE TURN TRUCK ACCIDENTS
There is intense training and continued education that a truck driver undergoes in order to remain current with their specialized licenses. The training that truck drivers receive provides them with the knowledge of proper distance needed for making a safe wide turn. It is clear negligence on the part of a truck driver when they fail to gauge distances and cause a squeeze-play truck accident. If a truck driver has failed to make sure that it is safe for them to make a wide turn, and they collide with another vehicle, they are liable for any injuries made by their decision.
Truck drivers are required by law to look out for passenger vehicles and others who share the roads with them. Using appropriate signaling and waiting for a clear opportunity are basic rules for truckers when attempting a wide right turn. Being informed on the rules and regulations of truck drivers can help you in your squeeze-play truck accident case.
EFFECTS OF SQUEEZE-PLAY WIDE TURN TRUCK ACCIDENTS
Given the fact that wide turn truck accidents that cause squeeze-play scenarios generally occur at a low speed, the number of fatal incidents are significantly lower than other trucking accidents. However, there are serious injuries that can come from a squeeze-play truck accident. Some of the injuries include:
- Bone Breaks
- Loss of Limbs
- Internal Bleeding
- Spinal-Cord Injuries
- Severe Lacerations
- Trauma to the Head and Brain
When a wide turn, squeeze-play truck accident causes a person an injury, truck company owners and their attorneys begin to play the blame game. If the scare tactics used by trucking company attorneys are successful in getting you to drop your personal injury claim, or settle for an amount much less than you are deserving of, then they have won. Allow the truck accident attorneys at Madalon Law to review your case with you and discuss all of your legal options.