Underride Accident Attorneys Serving College Station, TX
The law firm you can trust after a serious truck wreck
We handle a lot of serious cases at Chad Jones Law, P.C., but some of the most severe are underride truck accidents. When a smaller vehicle slides under the trailer of a semi-truck, serious and fatal injuries are common. Our College Station underride accident lawyers fight to hold the trucking companies accountable.
How underride crashes happen
An underride accident happens when a smaller vehicle, such as a passenger car, pickup truck or motorcycle, strikes the rear or side of an 18-wheeler and is pulled underneath the trailer. These wrecks can be especially severe because part of the trailer often enters the cab of the smaller vehicle. And too often, they occur because of negligence on the part of the truck driver.
Our founder, attorney Chad E. Jones, holds a commercial driver’s license (CDL), which means he has deep insight into the causes and circumstances surrounding truck accidents. Often, underride wrecks are caused when truck drivers brake suddenly or stop short. They may be slow to react to hazards because they are distracted, intoxicated or fatigued. Other underride crashes are caused by failure to maintain the truck, which can cause brake lights, reflectors and hazard lights to fail.
In addition to the truck driver and trucking company, the manufacturer of the trailer itself may be liable for an underride wreck. Most semi-trucks have rear underride guards, but those guards often fail, especially when the rear of the truck is hit at an angle instead of head-on. And most trucks don’t have side underride guards at all. Manufacturers have a responsibility to make sure their trailers are safe; when they don’t follow through, we hold them accountable.
We’ll go right to work after your truck accident
Underride wrecks mean big exposure to the trucking company’s bottom line, and they’ll send investigators to the scene to start building their case right away. Even the odds with an experienced College Station law firm on your side. We’ll go right to work to build your case and demand the full amount of compensation you deserve. If the trucking company won’t cooperate, we are always ready to take them to trial.
Take immediate action after your truck accident. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with a College Station underride accident attorney.