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Underride Accident

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Underride Accident Lawyers

Jed Dietrich, Esq. is Recognized as a New York Super Lawyer and Best Lawyer of America and He Will Aggressively and Tenaciously Fight for the Compensation You Deserve After an Underride Accident in Buffalo, New York or Throughout New York State.

Underride Accident

An underride accident occurs when a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial truck and, because of the size disparity between the two vehicles, the passenger vehicle ends up partially or entirely beneath the trailer of the commercial truck. These circumstances often result in catastrophic injuries or even death of the occupants in the involved passenger vehicle.

The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that from 2008 to 2017, there were approximately 219 annually reported fatalities from underride accidents. Although underride accidents account for a relatively small percentage of accidents involving trucks, they are considered to be among the most horrific kind of motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks. Due to the size disparity between the two vehicles, it is almost always the occupants outside of the commercial truck that experience the most traumatic injuries.

If you were injured in an underride accident, you want an aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury attorney to fight for the compensation that you deserve. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a Best Lawyer of America, and his legal team have secured over $175 Million in damages on behalf of his injured clients. Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York underride accident attorneys today. We have experience with trucking accident cases and a thorough understanding of commercial trucking regulations. We will fight for the compensation that you deserve.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in an underride accident in Buffalo, New York; Rochester, New York; Niagara Falls, New York or another part of New York State, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. Our team of underride truck accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week to answer your questions. Contact us today!

Common Causes Of Underride Accidents

Underride accidents can occur for a number of reasons. For example, if a truck driver starts backing up without adequately checking the truck’s surroundings, the truck could run over a small car. Additionally, if a small passenger car attempts to run a red light while a tractor trailer is crossing the intersection, the car might end up underneath the tractor trailer. Factors such as poor visibility, following a truck too closely, speeding, failure to yield the right-of-way and failure to signal prior to a lane change can all contribute to causing underride accidents.

There are, however, a number of cases when a truck driver’s negligent behavior or lack of safety equipment on the truck is the primary cause of the underride collision. The commercial truck driver’s negligence is likely to be determined as the cause of the accident if:

  1. The driver made an improper lane change or failed to signal to notify other vehicles on the road of their intended lane change;
  2. The truck lacked appropriately functioning tail lights, brake lights or reflective tape;
  3. The truck lacked rear or side underride guards; or
  4. The truck’s underride guards had a design flaw rendering them ineffective, or were improperly installed.

The complexity and severity of underride accidents make it imperative that you contact an attorney with experience handling these cases. You do not want to go up against the big trucking companies and their insurance companies alone! Without an experienced attorney on your side, you may end up settling for much less than you are entitled to. Jed Dietrich, Esq., recognized as a New York Super Lawyer, and his team of experienced Buffalo, New York underride accident attorneys have the experience and resources needed to put you in the best position possible to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact us today at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN UNDERRIDE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!

Types Of Injuries Caused By Underride Accidents

When a passenger vehicle collides with a commercial truck in such a way that it is forced underneath the truck, the occupants of the passenger vehicle may suffer severe injuries or even death. In underride accidents, the point of impact can be the windshield or roof of the car, which can easily be crushed.

Injuries commonly associated with underride accidents include:

  1. Death;
  2. Loss of a limb;
  3. Head injuries, including a traumatic brain injury or concussion;
  4. Neck or back injuries;
  5. Broken or fractured bones;
  6. Burns;
  7. Torn ligaments;
  8. Lacerations from broken windshield glass;
  9. Airbag injuries; and
  10. Whiplash.

Underride accidents can lead to life-altering injuries. As a result, you may face expensive medical bills, lost wages because of missed time from work, and pain and suffering. After an underride accident in Buffalo, New York, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, at 716-839-3939 to speak to one of our determined and hardworking underride truck accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York. Please note that there are strict time constraints applicable to claims for injuries after a truck accident. DO NOT DELAY! Contact us today so that we can ensure your rights are preserved.

Underride Accident Prevention Truck in Highway

The Department of Transportation requires tractor trailers to have an underride guard, also known as a rear safety bar, to help prevent underride crashes. However, because underride guards are not required to be inspected or placed on the sides of trucks, underride accidents continue to occur.

The ability to prevent fatalities in underride accidents should not be ignored. In a simulation conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, when the test passenger vehicle collided with the truck that had a side underride guard, the front of the vehicle was crushed and the guard was bent, but the vehicle was stopped from moving under the truck. The airbag was deployed and the seat belt safely held the passenger in the vehicle. With no side underride guard, only 28 percent of a 53-foot trailer's length is protected from underride.

If you, or someone you love, were injured in a truck underride accident, do not delay. Contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today for your free case evaluation. We will go over the details of your case and discuss your legal options with you. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of underride accident attorneys in Buffalo, New York have worked with numerous truck accident victims to get them the compensation that they deserve. Let our experience be your advantage, call us today at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU INJURED IN AN UNDERRIDE ACCIDENT IN BUFFALO, NIAGARA FALLS, ROCHESTER OR OTHER PARTS OF NEW YORK STATE?

CALL JED DIETRICH, ESQ. AND HIS TOP RATED AND HIGHLY EXPERIENCED TEAM OF BUFFALO, NEW YORK TRUCK ACCIDENT LAWYERS AT 716-839-3939 NOW TO OBTAIN THE HELP THAT YOU NEED!


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!

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