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Underride Accident

Underride accidents are extremely dangerous and could cause life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one was injured in one of these catastrophic accidents, speak to a truck accident lawyer at Goldblatt + Singer today. Our dedicated attorneys are here to help you get the compensation you deserve.

What Are Underride Accidents?

Underride accidents are a very dangerous type of accident between motorcycles or passenger vehicles and trucks. Since passenger cars and SUVs are not built to withstand the pressure of being forced underneath a heavy truck, the result can be extensive damage and very serious injury or fatality. Underride truck accidents can be caused when a:

  • Car or motorcycle is lodged beneath the trailer of the truck
  • Jackknifing truck slides across the lanes
  • Truck driver changes lanes without noticing vehicles in neighboring lanes

The Department of Transportation (DOT) requires rear impact guards on all commercial motor vehicles (CMV). Unfortunately, tests from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) have shown these rearguards fail when a car impacts the guard at as little as 35 miles per hour. Because the tailgate of a truck is just at the right height to crush into a passenger vehicle’s front windshield, death or permanently debilitating injuries are much more likely with underride truck accidents.

Contact Goldblatt + Singer Today

If you were injured in an accident or lost someone you love, enlisting the services of an attorney at Goldblatt + Singer will ensure that your case receives the attention and skill needed. We will bring over 65 years of experience as we examine accident scene evidence and the records and files of the driver and his company to see if you may be entitled to compensation for personal injury or wrongful death.

Contact Goldblatt + Singer or call us as soon as possible to discuss your legal options if you or a loved one was injured in an underride truck accident in St. Louis.

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