Have you been injured in a car accident?

Our Car Accident Help site is designed to be a one-stop source for anyone who has suffered personal injuries in a car crash. It is also a helpful resource for someone whose loved one has been injured in an Oklahoma car crash. Speak to one of our representatives at (405) 285-4357 if you have any questions, or fill out our form to get your free, instant, no obligation accident analysis. We have Oklahoma car accident attorneys on staff who know the law and can defend your rights.

Oklahoma Truck Underride Accident Lawyers

File an Injury Claim After an Underride Collision

Sharing the road with tractor trailers, or "big rigs," is an unavoidable, though dangerous, reality. Semi trucks dwarf passenger vehicles in both size and weight, making collisions between the two particularly hazardous for people in the smaller vehicle. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), collisions with tractor trailers are responsible for one in every nine highway deaths. Drivers of both tractor trailers and automobiles need to be extra alert while sharing the nation's roadways.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a large truck, it's important to get qualified legal counsel. Car Accident Help has many years of experience in representing Oklahoma City clients injured in accidents with tractor trailers. We have successfully won damages from both big rig owner/operators and large trucking corporations. Call today at (405) 285-4357 for a free consultation.

Vehicle Height Differences Leading to Accidents

In addition to being larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, tractor trailers are also taller. This height difference leads to what are known as "underride accidents." Underride accidents happen when a big rig stops suddenly and a car crashes into the back of it. If you've ever driven behind a tractor trailer, you've probably noticed that the hood of your car could easily slide beneath the rear of the trailer, but your windshield could not. In other words, your windshield and the upper bodies of you and your passengers could crash right into the lower rear edge of the trailer.

Underride Collisions Causing Serious and Fatal Accidents

Underride accidents are a tragic and happen every day. A 2011 ABC News report stated that more than 350 people per year are killed in underride accidents in the U.S.

In response to this danger, truck manufacturers developed what is known as an "underride guard" or "rear impact guard." An underride guard is a steel frame that extends down from the rear of the trailer to about 22 inches from the ground. While the underride guard is a good idea, it doesn't really work. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) tested several rear impact guards, driving a sedan into the back of a parked tractor trailer at 35 miles per hour. All of the underride guards collapsed from the impact, resulting in what would have been fatalities if anyone had been in the car. Underride accidents don't always result in death, but nearly always result in serious injury.

Oklahoma Truck Underride Accident Lawyers Helping Injured Victims Since 2002

It is hoped that new regulations will require American manufacturers to build more effective rear impact guards in the future. If you or a family member has been injured in a collision with a tractor trailer, you may be entitled to compensation. Car Accident Help will represent the interests of you and your family against Oklahoma trucking companies and their insurers. Call today at (405) 285-4357 or (405) 285-4357 to discuss your situation. We work on a contingent basis so you only pay fees if we win your case.

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Getting Support for Your Car Accident

The period after a car collision can be devastating and chaotic for crash victims and their families. This is the time when you can use all the support and resources you can get. The team at Car Accident Help are committed to providing you with the information and resources you need during these challenging times. If there are any questions you may have or want to know your legal rights, contact us today for a free initial evaluation to see if you have a case.

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