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Common Types of Truck Accidents

large commercial truck on a road

Truck accidents are some of the most dangerous. When one occurs, victims can sustain catastrophic injuries. Truck accidents occur for many reasons, but it’s often the type of truck accident that can determine how severe the damage may be. Below, we will detail some of the most common types of truck accidents that can arise.

Jackknife Accidents

Some big rigs have articulated joints connecting the trailer to the tractor. Drivers may make mistakes that cause the trailer to swing out from behind the trailer to its side, making it look like a folding jackknife.

Overturned Trailers

A heavy or unevenly loaded trailer can overturn on sharp turns or due to heavy winds. Whenever this happens, it can also force the truck itself onto its side. Any car in the nearby vicinity is at severe risk of harm, potentially causing a large crash.

Detached Trailers

An overweight trailer or improperly maintained tow hitch could cause the trailer to detach from the truck. The result is often a detached trailer that can crash into numerous vehicles. If the trailer detaches on an incline, the damages can be much more severe with every vehicle behind the truck sitting in harm’s way.

Wide-Turn Accidents

When a large commercial truck turns, they often need a wider radius. If they don’t check blind spots or turn too wide, they can crash into other vehicles on the crossing street. Similarly, if the driver doesn’t signal their intentions to turn, they can crash into any vehicle next to it.

Our truck accident attorneys at Crane Flores, LLP are here to help you. We service Oxnard, Ventura County, and Santa Barbara County, representing individuals who suffer severe injuries because of negligence. If you suffer harm in a truck accident, you can count on our team to be there for you and guide you through it all.

Call us at (805) 628-4967 today.