What is an Underide Truck Collision?

December 2023

An underride truck collision occurs when a smaller vehicle slides under a larger truck.  The collision often occurs due a sudden stop on the part of the larger truck.  The larger truck will often have underride guards which are a safety feature that are designed to help lessen the damage by acting as a barrier between the smaller vehicle and the larger trucks undercarriage.

Even with the underride guards in place, the damages from underride truck collisions can be catastophic.  The common damages include severe neck and head injuries and even fatalities.  A recent study  concluded that the reporting of underride collsions is in need of improvement.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a collsiion with a large truck, take the time to seek out experienced legal counsel.  At Herrick & Hart, we have been on the side the injured since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.

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