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 Frisco
Unfortunately, every city in DFW has its share of serious accidents. These events occur based on that location’s particular infrastructure, traffic issues, construction projects like the Coit Road and Dallas Parkway widening projects, the Hillcrest and Legacy extensions and more. Frisco, in just very recent memory, has had a number of grave accidents, including a tragic heavy equipment truck tractor malfunction on a construction site that ended in fatality. Terrible, irreparable damage can result 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 Frisco 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
Following 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 guide has helpful reminders of the fast facts to gather immediately and shortly after the accident, as much as you are able:
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 McKinney Police call 972-547-2700.
Proceed – Take care departing the scene! Follow instructions provided by emergency professionals. If you leave the scene on your own, be sure you are ready and focused enough to move or drive following the shock you experienced.
Protect – Make arrangements to receive the police report as soon as available. Protect your rights and interests by calling Thompson Law at 844-308-8180 as soon as you are able following the accident.
Injuries Resulting from 18 Wheeler Accidents
Following a serious 18 wheeler accident, it is essential that you prioritize your healing and health, as well as your family’s. At Lion Law, our hope for every client is a full recovery. Personal injury serves to protect victims in all circumstances of pain and loss after a traumatic incident. Medical Expense costs can be covered by the compensation won by your Thompson Lawyer after your accident. Having financial compensation to help put your life back together after pain and loss, missed work and wages, and emotional trauma can make an enormous difference in your ability to lead a normal life after the accident.
Tragically, some of the injuries that result from these crashes are so severe or traumatic that there is no possibility of return to life as it was before. Tractor trailer wrecks cause catastrophic injuries in collisions such as:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Neck and Disk Injuries
Joint Trauma and Sprains
Cuts and Bruises
Muscle, Ligament and Tendon Injuries
Soft Tissue Injuries
If you have been injured in an 18 Wheeler accident in McKinney, the time to call Lion Law is right now at 844-308-8180. Your experienced and compassionate attorney will guide you through the process of seeking treatment, protect your interests in negotiations with all at-fault parties, and fight ferociously for the compensation you deserve. 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 Lion on your side.
Texas Statute of Limitations restricts the time you have to file a claim for your truck accident, so please act right away. Reach out now to speak with one of our knowledgeable representatives and start on a path to recovery and your deserved compensation. 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Lion Law is here to help.
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