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4 Common Types of Truck Accidents

4 Common Types of Truck Accidents

Trucks are a major part of the production of goods consumed in the U.S. There are many different types of commercial trucks designed to perform many various tasks. However, despite their necessity, they pose a serious threat to our roads. Truck accidents are more severe than typical vehicle accidents because of their large size and weight. When trucks crash into another vehicle, they have the ability to make a catastrophic impact. Our Houston truck accident lawyers explain the common types of truck accidents that occur across Texas.

#1: Jackknife Truck Accidents

One of the most common types of truck accidents is jackknife truck accidents. This type of accident occurs when the cargo trailer of a truck skids and forms a 90-degree angle to the trailer. It is referred to as a jackknife accident because it resembles the shape of an acute angle of a folding pocketknife. When a truck skids and forms this 90-degree angle, it is common for the truck to collide with other vehicles on the road.

#2: Rollover Truck Accidents

Rollover is another common type of truck accident. Rollover accidents are often caused by speeding—especially when a truck is turning at a corner. Rollover truck accidents can also occur when a tire goes off the pavement, and a driver tries to return to the road. Rollover truck accidents are especially dangerous because they lose control of the vehicle, and they can collide with many other cars on the road.

#3: Tire Blowout Truck Accidents

Another common type of truck accident is a tire blowout. When a truck driver or trucking company fails to ensure that their tires are in good shape, tire blowouts can occur. This type of accident is also dangerous because it can make a truck driver lose control of their vehicle—especially when the truck weights tens of thousands of pounds.

#4: Underride Truck Accidents

Underride truck accidents occur when a passenger vehicle located behind or on the side of the truck smashes under the carrier. If the car collides with enough force, the passenger vehicle can be completely destroyed. These types of truck accidents can result in catastrophic or even fatal injuries.

If you were injured in a truck accident, you are entitled to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact our Houston truck accident attorneys today at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a consultation!

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