If you or a loved one were injured in a truck accident, you may want to consider your legal options. This is because you may be entitled to financial compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial burdens you have sustained as a result of the accident. Give our legal team a call today to speak with one of our Panama City truck accident attorneys.
What are the different kinds of truck accidents and what are their most common causes?
There are various different ways that truck accidents occur. Some of the most common kinds and their causes include the following:
- T-Bone Accidents: This occurs if a truck hits the side of your car, rather than the front or back. This is typically the result of failure to yield, reckless driving, driving while intoxicated, or running red lights.
- Rear-End Accidents: This type of accident is a result of driving behind another vehicle too closely.
- Jackknife Accidents: This can occur if a truck driver brakes abruptly, causing the truck’s trailer to swing outward.
- Underride Accidents: In this instance, a truck driver hits on the brakes abruptly, causing a smaller vehicle to go under the truck.
- Rollovers: This can happen if a driver loses control of the truck. This typically arises most frequently if a driver is speeding and navigating curved roads.
- Lost Loads: In some instances, if cargo is not adequately altered, it can fall off and become dangerous to other drivers on the road.
- Tire Blowouts: If a tire blows out, the driver will likely lose control of the truck, which can cause an accident.
- Wide-Turn Accidents: If a truck is not careful when making a turn, it may result in an accident.
- Head-on-Collision: This can happen if a driver falls asleep at the wheel or is distracted and veers into the wrong lane.
- Brake Failure Accidents: These kinds of accidents are commonly the result of an ineffectively maintained vehicle.
Do not hesitate to reach out to our firm today if you or a loved one has faced the consequences of a truck accident. At Manuel & Thompson, our legal team is on your side each step of the way.
What steps should I take if I was hurt in a truck accident in Florida?
In Florida, there is a statute of limitations of four years for the majority of personal injury claims. This implies that if you fail to file your truck accident claim within four years from the date of your accident, you may lose the ability to recover the compensation you need to heal and move forward. Give our legal team a call today to speak with an attorney about your case and any upcoming deadlines. We look forward to hearing from you.