Truck Accident Lawyer
Driving on the highway can be a stressful situation. The level of risk becomes higher when you are driving on the highway next to tractor trailer trucks. One of the main risks is that you are not sure if the trailer is properly and securely attached. There are thousands of truck accidents that occur each year, with many of them being caused by trucks having improperly secured or overloaded trailers. If you have been injured in a truck accident because the trailer became disconnected, you should speak with an attorney.
Dangers of a Disconnected Truck Trailer Accident
If a heavy truck is carrying a wide or overweight load, the trailer can easily become disconnected if the driver has to make a sudden turn in traffic to avoid an accident. By maneuvering the truck in an uncommon way, it can cause the back of the truck to disconnect or disassemble which would cause the mechanical parts of the truck to not work correctly. There are several factors which can cause this to happen, which include:
- Increasing speed while traveling downhill which can cause the load in the back to move around
- If tires suddenly blow out can cause the weight of the truck to be distributed unevenly
- Trucks are more likely to roll over if they hit ice or turn at a high speed
- Having a high center of gravity due to the speed they are traveling and weight of the truck
- Putting stress or pressure on mechanisms that are faulty or need repair
Disconnected Trailer Accidents
If a truck trailer becomes disconnected it can be very difficult for the driver to control it which can cause for the trailer to quickly roll on its side and start to hit other vehicles. Once the trailer becomes detached, there is no way for the driver to control it. If the trailer has become disconnected, it is also likely that the driver will have lost control of the cab of the truck.
When a truck loses control of its trailer, it is normally unavoidable from other cars and trucks that could result in an accident with severe injuries and potential fatalities. Trucks can cause a lot of harm to other cars and trucks, some of the harm that other drivers can face include:
- Having a limb amputated
- Spinal cord injury
- Brain injury
- Wrongful death
These types of injuries can be very expensive with all of the costs of visiting the emergency room, piles of medical bills, loss of wages, physical therapy, and pain and suffering.
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If you have been injured because of a truck accident causing by a disconnected trailer, you should contact a truck accident lawyer St. Paul, MN relies on. A dedicated and experienced lawyer will fight to make sure your rights are heard and will work to try and provide you with the maximum compensation available.
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