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Underride Accident Injuries in Greenville, SC

Colliding with a commercial motor vehicle (or CMV) is always dangerous, but very few are as deadly as an underride accident. These occur when a car becomes pinned under a truck, either from the rear or via the sides of the vehicle. Through no fault of their own, the victims of underride accidents can expect life-altering injuries and chronic pain. At Christian & Davis LLC, we want to help survivors of these accidents begin to recover their lives. Contact our Greenville truck accident lawyers for help seeking the just compensation you deserve.

Over 100 Years of Restoring Our Clients’ Losses

Our team of personal injury attorneys believes that trucking companies should perform regular safety checks, and ensure that the appropriate side guards are put in place to prevent these tragedies. According to government reports, over 200 people are killed by underride accidents every year. While trucking manufacturers are not required by law to outfit trucks with the guardrails that can prevent these accidents, filing a personal injury lawsuit will send a strong signal to companies that they can be held responsible for their oversight. If nothing else, you may receive compensation for your pain and suffering, and we intend to help you restore what has been lost.

Don’t let truck companies get away with negligence. If you’ve been harmed by an underride accident, contact our Greenville underride accident attorneys immediately.

Key Factors in Underride Accidents

Many underride accidents take place at night, when visibility is limited and truck drivers have become fatigued after driving. But in the end, these accidents are almost always caused by carelessness, whether on the part of the driver or the truck companies that employ them.

Here are just a few of the key factors that can lead to underride accidents:

  • Lack of guard rails: Placing rearguards and sideguards on trucks has been proven to save lives, but lawmakers are still fighting to make these measures the law of the land. Until then, our team will fight to help you receive compensation if you’ve been injured due to a lack of sufficient guards on trucks and other CMVs.
  • Insufficient or broken lights: While it can be difficult to see at night, truck drivers and their carriers are responsible for making sure trucks have adequate tail and side lights. This allows drivers to identify trucks on the road, and avoid swerving into the sides or rear.
  • No reflective elements: Like the recommendation that joggers wear reflective and bright clothing, trucks must clearly indicate that they are on the road by employing reflective stickers and warning signs. In some cases, these reflective elements have prevented drivers from sliding under trucks in horrific underride accidents.
  • Sudden changes in traffic: Due to their massive size, trucks need time to slow down. If the driver is forced to stop or makes a poorly timed decision to turn, a driver may not be able to avoid colliding with the open sides and becoming pinned down.

Our Greenville Underride Accident Team Can Help You Fight Back

If you were a victim in an underride accident, you could be eligible for damages. Most importantly, you can prevent others from experiencing the same grief and pain you have felt by raising your voice about this preventable tragedy.

Call us today at (864) 408-8890 for a free consultation. You won’t pay until we win for you.

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