Types of Tractor Trailer Crashes
||When the rear wheels of the trailer lock up and the trailer swings to create an acute angle with the truck
||Due to the weight of a trailer and cargo, these trucks are much harder to stop than cars, SUVs, or other standard vehicles
||Also called a T-bone collision, one automobile collides with the side panel of another
||This type of impact occurs commonly with large trucks that require wide turns, scraping objects or other cars, and can also occur side–by–side on the road
||Since the requirement for antilock brakes went into effect, rollovers have surpassed jackknifing as the most dangerous semi accidents
||Often due to fatigue or drowsiness resulting in lane wandering
||One tractor trailer colliding with debris, stationary objects or going off the road, resulting in damage or injury
||One or more semi trucks colliding with one or more vehicles or objects, and one of the deadliest forms of vehicular collision
Serious Tractor Trailer Crashes in Grand Prairie
Unfortunately, every city in DFW has its share of serious accidents. These events occur based on that location’s particular infrastructure, traffic patterns, concentrated areas of attractions and more. Grand Prairie is no exception, and in just very recent memory, the city has had a number of grave accidents, including a tanker truck wreck, a sleep at the wheel crash and a highway-closing rollover accident. Tragic and irreparable damage results from wrecks involving such tremendous and powerful vehicles, and the best that can be done in the aftermath is as much recovery and recuperation as possible. Thompson Law is here for the Grand Prairie community in these times, working tirelessly to bring at-fault parties to justice, and compassionately support victims.
What to do When You Have Been Hit by a Tractor Trailer
After any commercial vehicle collision, especially after large truck wrecks, and particularly when there are serious injuries on the scene, it is extremely important to involve the proper authorities and make an accurate record of the events. The following provides a quick snapshot of what to do during the aftermath of an accident. If there are grave injuries, the most important thing to do is call emergency services for help right away.
Personal ID’s – owner, drivers, passengers, witnesses
Property ID’s – plate numbers, insurance info, registration info, location info
Photograph – take pictures of the vehicles involved, the accident site and the damage
Police – for emergencies call 911, for Grand Prairie Police call (972) 237-8790, and cooperate fully with the operator, carefully following his or her instructions. When emergency personnel arrive on the scene, comply fully with their instructions as they generate an accident report.
Proceed – Take care departing the scene! Follow the instructions provided to you by emergency professionals. Gather the police report information when available. Call Lion Law(link) for legal assistance and representation.
Protect – Protect your rights and interests by calling Thompson Law (844) 308-8180 as soon as you are able following the accident.
Once all the proper measures from the above list have been taken, the scene has been cleared, and you are in a safe position to do so, call Thompson Law for advice on the next steps. Our skilled negotiators and litigators will be able to discuss the details of your situation and guide you to a path toward optimal results and settlement for your claim.
Injuries Resulting from 18 Wheeler Accidents
The size, weight, and balance of these vehicles results in some of the most devastating and impactful damage that occurs in roadway accidents. Tractor trailers cause catastrophic collisions, frequently involving multiple vehicles. Common injuries from an 18 wheeler accident may include:
- Cuts and Bruises
- Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
- Broken Bones
- Spinal Injuries
- Neck and Disk Injuries
- Joint Trauma and Sprains
- Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries
- Soft Tissue Injuries
- Internal Injuries and Internal Bleeding
- Amputations and Dismemberment
The most important thing you can do following a serious 18 wheeler accident is take care of yourself and your health. At Lion Law, we want every client to recover as fully as possible and receive the very best compensation possible. Please feel free to reach out anytime 24/7 (844) 308-8180. We are here to help and look forward to assisting you in your steps forward to repair and recovery.
If you have been injured in an 18 Wheeler accident in Grand Prairie, the time to call Lion Law is right now. (Link). Your experienced and compassionate legal team will guide you through the process of seeking treatment, protect your interests in negotiations with all at-fault parties, and go to battle for the compensation you deserve.
After a truck wreck you need an expert advocate and a tenacious attorney to have your back. With Ryan “The Lion” Thompson, your case is in the best possible hands. Don’t be afraid to stand up to the big trucking companies and insurance companies when you have the attorney who makes all the difference on your side.
Texas law limits the time you have to file a claim so reach out now to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives about your accident. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Lion Law (844) 308-8180 is here to help
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