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Underride Collisions

Maryland Truck Accident Lawyers

An underride collision occurs when a passenger vehicle collides with a tractor trailer. The impact of an underride collision usually destroys the roof of the passenger car and often decapitates the occupants of the smaller car. Approximately 40% of underride collisions lead to fatality. According to the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), even a 35 mile per hour underride collision can result in a death.

What causes an underride collision?

Underride collisions are caused by inadequate lighting on tractor trailers and generally occur at night. If a motorist is unable to see a tractor trailer, he or she could easily collide with the trailer. While tailgating could increase the likelihood of an underride collision, it does not remove liability from the truck driver. An underride collision can result from more than just poor lighting caused by the absence of reflective tape or reflectors. A tractor-trailer that lacks the proper guard to prevent underride collisions can be dangerous as well. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C., we know that underride collisions are devastating. We are passionate about helping victims of these accidents and their families seek the compensation that they deserve.

Wrongful Death & Personal Injury Lawsuits for Underride Collisions

If you lost someone you love in an underride collision, you have the right to pursue financial compensation for your loss. If you suffered an injury, Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata, & Siegel, P.C. can help you pursue the compensation that you need. This includes money for hospitalization, medical expenses, ongoing medical care, and lost wages.

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