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Underride Accidents

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Every tractor-trailer is required to have a rear underride guard on the trailer. This is a bar that hangs down several feet beneath the trailer and protects other drivers from traveling beneath the trailer in the case of a rear-end accident.

This bar is required to be able to withstand a certain amount of impact pressure in order to ensure the safety of other drivers on the road. An underride truck accident occurs when this bar fails to work properly. Smaller vehicles travel beneath the trailer, often all the way forward until they hit the truck's tires in most cases.

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    This is a serious issue as the bottom of the trailer is usually about eye level with other drivers on the road. Crashing into the back of a tractor-trailer where an underride guard fails, or into the side of the trailer where there is no guard, can be catastrophic if not deadly for the drivers and passengers of smaller vehicles.

    You have rights after your crash

    If you have been injured in an underride accident due to faulty manufacturing or the negligence of a truck owner, it is important to recognize that you may be able to collect money damages for the injuries you sustained. An experienced California truck accident attorney at Clancy & Diaz, LLP can discuss all your available options.

    A fully loaded semi truck weighs tens of thousands of pounds and stretches much longer than most passenger cars. Due to this tremendous size and weight, combined with high speeds on freeways, the results of an underride truck accident are often catastrophic and deadly for others involved in these truck accidents.

    Because of the serious risk of injury, there are a number of safety precautions and protocols that truck drivers must comply with when operating these vehicles, and that the owners must comply when checking the safety of the vehicle.

    We pursue compensation for your injuries and losses

    At Clancy & Diaz, LLP, our Walnut Creek truck accident lawyers understand the severity of the situation facing you. If you choose our firm, you can be sure we will stand by you and put our experience to work for you. We offer a free case evaluation so that you can obtain some legal advice and information regarding your situation before making any commitment. Your case is important to us.

    Contact a Walnut Creek trucking accident lawyer today to discuss your situation and to learn more about how we can help you. Call (925) 835-7500 and schedule your free case evaluation at our Walnut Creek or Antioch office right now. We can explain all the legal options available to you and discuss which strategy makes the most sense for your particular case. We're here for you every step of the way.

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