Underride and Override Truck Accidents

When a commercial truck collides with a passenger vehicle, the results are often catastrophic. But accidents in which a car is forced beneath a truck’s trailer are particularly disastrous. The Seattle truck accident lawyers at The Hornbuckle Firm have represented victims of truck accidents for more than 40 years, and we can help you recover the compensation you deserve.

Nearly 90,000 injuries and 5,000 deaths are caused by truck accidents every year in the United States. Commercial trucks weigh many times more than passenger vehicles, so the potential for severe injury is very high.

Underride and override accidents happen when a passenger vehicle is forced beneath a trailer. The bottom of a trailer is roughly four feet off the ground, while the hoods of most passenger vehicles are substantially lower. This means that when a passenger car is forced beneath a trailer, the windshield and passenger cabin sustain the brunt of the impact in these kinds of accidents.

Trucking companies and drivers have teams of attorneys who will try to shift the blame to the victim by citing such safety features as underride guards and reflective tape. But when reflectors get dirty, they offer almost no visual clues, and underride guards offer no protection in the event of a side impact.

If you or a loved one has been injured in an override or underride truck accident, you need an experienced legal team on your side. The attorneys at The Hornbuckle Firm understand the complex issues involved in override and underride accidents, and we will work with a team of accident reconstruction experts who will help us prove fault in your case. This can give you the edge you need when seeking to maximize the value of your compensation.

Please contact The Hornbuckle Firm today to schedule a free consultation. We are pleased to serve clients in Seattle and Bellevue, Washington, and we accept cases from all states across the country.

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The Hornbuckle Firm

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Bellevue, Washington 98007

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