Swinging Turn Truck Accident
The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s Aggressive, Tenacious and Hardworking Team Will Fight to Obtain the Best Possible Result for People Hurt in Swinging Turn Truck Accidents in Buffalo, New York.
Safely operating a semi-truck requires substantial training and experience. Truckers must exercise a considerable degree of care and caution when making any turn. When truck drivers are inadequately trained, lack proper experience or carelessly neglect to follow appropriate procedures, injury-causing accidents can occur. One particularly prevalent type of truck accident results from large commercial trucks making swinging turns. A trucker’s ability to notice other vehicles either behind them or in the lane besides them can be greatly restricted because of blind spots. Due to the sheer size and weight of tractor-trailers, accidents caused by swinging turns can have devastating consequences. In 2018, 4,136 people suffered fatalities in accidents involving large trucks throughout the United States. Occupants of cars and other passenger vehicles suffered 68% of those deaths. Additionally, another 15% of those fatalities were pedestrians, bicyclists or motorcyclists.
Getting sideswiped and crushed by an unaware truck driver is surely a terrifying experience. We recognize that victims who are harmed in swinging turn truck collisions may suffer costly property damage, agonizing physical and emotional pain and financial hardship due to hospital bills and time spent away from work. The last thing victims of swinging turn truck accidents want on their plate is the burden of legal issues. Jed Dietrich, Esq. has extensive experience helping people who were injured because of someone else's negligence, having exclusively handled serious personal injury cases since 1999. Jed Dietrich, Esq.'s experience includes pursuing numerous truck accident injury claims. If you were injured in an improper turn truck accident, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C.'s team of aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York swinging turn truck accident injury attorneys to handle your case.
Over the years, insurance companies have paid Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his experienced team of improper turns truck accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York over $150,000,000.00 in verdicts and settlements to compensate his clients for their serious bodily injuries. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, TODAY at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation if you were seriously injured in an accident caused by a negligent truck driver. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week to help you, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!Common Elements In Swinging Turn Truck Crashes
A majority of swinging turn accidents take place when a tractor-trailer driver begins a right turn by moving the cab of the truck to the left. While actually making the turn, the driver allows the trailer to swing until it is in alignment with the cab. If the driver is not careful, it is possible to crash into other vehicles. There are many different causes of swinging turn accidents, including:
- Drivers without sufficient training or experience;
- Steering oversights;
- Overly fatigued or overworked drivers;
- Reckless or distracted driving;
- Drunk or drugged driving;
- Unfamiliarity with the roads;
- Failing to check blind spots;
- Failing to signal the turn; and
- Overloaded trucks.
If you, or a loved one, were injured by a truck accident caused by an improper turn, contact the Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, today at 716-839-3939. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced swinging turn injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries you suffered. This could include monetary compensation for your medical bills, lost time from work and pain and suffering.Accidents That Frequently Result From Swinging Turns
Losing control during a swinging turn can result in an assortment of accidents, including:
- Curbed wheel;
- Lost loads;
- Rollovers into other vehicles;
- Off-tracking or sideswiping;
- Head-on collisions into oncoming traffic;
- Hitting pedestrians in crosswalks;
- Tipping over on incline;
- Underride and override accidents;
- Rear-end crashes caused by cutting off other vehicles; and
- Accidents involving other vehicles forced to make sudden lane changes.
Those victims that are fortunate enough to survive the impact of these devastating truck accidents frequently suffer life-changing injuries. If you were seriously injured, or someone you love died, because of a swinging turn truck accident, contact us NOW at 716-839-3939. You must act fast to preserve your legal rights because there are strict time constraints applicable to truck accident injury claims. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of Buffalo, New York swinging turn truck accident injury attorneys will fight to attempt to get you the best result possible after a serious personal injury in Buffalo, Rochester, Niagara Falls and beyond.A Truck Driver’s Responsibility
Truckers must be aware of other vehicles in the left lane before entering into the middle of an intersection. Making a left turn may require the truck to cross over oncoming lanes of traffic, so a truck driver should make sure there is enough room to safely clear the intersection. However, truck accidents resulting from swinging turns are more likely to happen when turning right because the need for additional space is particularly dangerous. If the driver makes too sharp of a turn, the semi-truck can hit another vehicle. There are different ways for truckers to accomplish right turns safely, such as moving to the right lane when approaching an intersection before swinging out to turn. Or else, taking additional time to permit other vehicles in the truck’s path to clear the intersection.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSR) identifies minimum standards for the operation of commercial vehicles in interstate commerce. Ultimately, it is not the law abiding, cautious and alert truck drivers that are unnecessarily placing others at risk. It is the distracted, careless and negligent drivers that make the roads treacherous for everyone in their paths. Swinging turns can have deadly consequences, so it is vital for truckers to be aware of the dangers present while turning.
Truckers have a duty of care to drive safely, exercise extreme caution, obey traffic laws and follow regulations to avoid any unnecessary accidents. Drivers may breach their duty in numerous ways, including those listed above. If a trucker negligently causes an accident and resulting injuries, the driver can be held responsible through a personal injury lawsuit.
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In addition to a truck driver’s duty of care, trucking companies, truck owners and manufacturers all owe a duty of care to pedestrians and other vehicles. If an accident occurred in a truck driver's course and scope of employment, a trucking company may be found vicariously liable for the actions of its truck driver. Trucking companies are responsible for sufficiently screening, training and supervising their drivers. For instance, a trucking company should perform routine drug tests or diligently monitor their drivers’ compliance with federal trucking regulations.
Similarly, if the owner of a truck breaches their duty of care or federal requirements to regularly inspect, maintain or repair the truck, they may be found negligent. For example, worn tires, faulty steering or inadequate brakes can all contribute to swinging turn collisions. If a truck’s brake lights, turn signals or mirrors are not functioning, other drivers may have even more difficulty anticipating the driver’s movements. The manufacturer of a truck or its parts has a duty of care to manufacture safe products, and they may be held liable if poor design or defects in the components contribute to an accident. For instance, if tire blowouts result from defective tires, we could file a product liability claim.
Typically, an accident involving a truck will be more complicated than a traditional car crash. Truck accidents often involve multiple parties that can be held liable and the victim’s injuries are often much more severe. A meticulous investigation of the conditions leading up to the accident, as well as the accident itself, can be performed to determine what factors contributed to the trucker’s lack of ability to safely execute a turn without causing injuries. After your truck accident, contact our team of Buffalo, New York truck accident lawyers so that we can take immediate action to identify who may be liable to you and file a claim to preserve your rights to the compensation that you deserve.
If you, or a loved one, were seriously injured in a truck accident caused by a swinging turn, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his aggressive, tenacious and hardworking team of lawyers and paralegals at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of highly experienced Buffalo, New York swinging turn truck accident injury attorneys will battle to obtain the best result for you if you were injured by someone else’s negligence.
Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!