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Wide Turn Truck Accident

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Wide Turn Truck Accident Attorneys

An Experienced Team of Top Rated Truck Accident Attorneys in Buffalo, New York Fighting for People Who Have Been Injured in Wide Turn Truck Accidents Across New York State.

If you, or a loved one, were hurt in a wide turn truck accident, you want the most experienced personal injury attorney in Buffalo, New York to fight for you so that you receive the maximum compensation possible for your injuries. Jed Dietrich, Esq. is recognized as a Best Lawyer of America because of the consistent and excellent results that he obtains for his clients. Together with his staff of elite and hardworking wide turn truck accident lawyers in Buffalo, New York, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. has obtained more than $150,000,000.00 in settlements and verdicts on behalf of their clients. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Call us today at 716-839-3939 for a free consultation. There is never a fee unless we win for you!

Wide Turn Truck Accidents Truck

The sheer size of a big rig, semi-truck or tractor-trailer makes it extremely difficult, and potentially dangerous, to maneuver through narrow neighborhood or city streets. Truck drivers are often forced to swing their vehicles across several lanes of traffic in order to successfully complete a normal turn. The turning radius of a large truck is about 55 feet, which means that these vehicles need more room to turn than most roadways provide. If a truck turns too sharply, it can tip over because of its high center of gravity.

Routine obstacles such as a construction area, crowded intersection or parking lot can be a nightmare for these massive vehicles. Although truck operators are trained for these situations, wide turn accidents are one of the most common types of truck accidents. Most wide turn truck accidents are caused by:

  1. The truck driver being unfamiliar with roadways;
  2. Failure of the truck driver to properly check blind spots;
  3. Congested traffic at intersections;
  4. Not using turning signals, mirrors or lights properly;
  5. Smaller vehicles attempting to squeeze past a turning truck; and
  6. Distracted driving.

Wide turn truck accidents can cause serious damage to vehicles, people and property. After a wide turn truck accident, it is imperative that you call an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible so that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C. is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week. Our Buffalo, New York wide turn truck accident lawyers have extensive experience handling truck accident claims and a proven track record of obtaining winning results for our clients. Call us now at 716-839-3939!

Different Types of Wide Turn Truck Accidents

Right Turn Accident

When attempting to complete a right turn, a truck driver is often forced to begin the turn from the furthest lane to the left in order to compensate for the increased turning radius of the vehicle. This can be dangerous because cars that are traveling in the right lane may get pinned between the truck and the curb. In this scenario, the 80,000-pound truck can crush a smaller passenger vehicle that gets stuck in this position. It is important to give truck drivers ample room to complete their turns in order to avoid a right turn accident. This is the most difficult turning maneuver for a large truck operator to perform.

Head-On Collision

Sometimes, truck drivers overcompensate for the vehicle’s turning radius and swing out too far when attempting a turn. If you are on the other side of the intersection, this could leave you exposed to a head-on collision with a big rig. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety data shows that in a two-vehicle collision between a large truck and a smaller passenger vehicle, occupants of the passenger vehicle will suffer 97% of injuries sustained in the accident.

Blind Spot Accident

Trucks have large blind spots that extend two lanes to the right, and one lane to the left of the driver. Unless you can see the driver’s face in their side mirror, you are invisible to them. Truck drivers are trained to check their blind spots before attempting a turn, but many fail to do so adequately. Truck operators should also make sure that they signal and wait until traffic clears before trying to turn. Trucks that are pulling a trailer can swing the trailer into a vehicle traveling in their blind spot. Additionally, smaller cars that are in the truck’s blind spot during a right-hand turn can get pinned between the truck and the curb.

There are a variety of ways in which an improper wide turn by a truck driver can result in a serious accident. Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. today at 716-839-3939 if you were hurt in a wide turn truck accident so that our highly rated, aggressive, tenacious and hardworking Buffalo, New York wide turn truck accident lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for YOU. You do not want to enter a legal battle with large trucking companies alone!

WERE YOU INJURED BY A TRUCK THAT WAS MAKING A WIDE TURN 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!

Liability In Wide Turn Truck Accidents Truck

If you were involved in a wide turn accident with a big rig, semi-truck or tractor-trailer, you may have suffered serious or life-threatening injuries such as:

  1. Brain trauma;
  2. Paralysis;
  3. Broken bones;
  4. Lacerations; and
  5. Damage to internal organs.

For more information on the injuries you may have suffered in a truck accident, please visit our truck accident injuries page.

To pay for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering, the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. will sue the parties responsible for the accident. The parties who may be responsible for your injuries include:

The Truck Driver

Big rig, semi-truck and tractor-trailer operators have duty to drive with an increased level of care in order to minimize the risk of harming other drivers and pedestrians. If a truck driver hit you while making a wide turn, they can be liable for your injuries and other damages related to the accident under the theory of negligence. If the truck operator did not act reasonably, or did not follow proper training and safety procedures, they can be deemed responsible for the accident.

The Trucking Company

Although the actions of the truck driver may have caused the wide turn accident, the company that employs the truck driver may also be held liable for the accident under the theory of vicarious liability. Vicarious liability holds employers responsible for the actions of their employees within the scope of their employment. Therefore, if a truck driver was following their training methods properly or was following directions from their employer when they got in the accident, the company can be held liable.

In a wide turn truck accident, establishing who was at fault may be difficult. In this scenario, you want the most experienced personal injury attorney with a proven track record of winning truck accident cases in Buffalo, New York to sort through your case and identify the liable parties. Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his staff of top rated Buffalo, New York wide turn truck accident lawyers understand the complex nature of truck accident cases and will use their extensive knowledge and resources to help get you the best result!

For more information about the process of filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident, visit our truck accident lawsuit page. After a truck accident, our firm will:

  1. Gather all the relevant data;
  2. Consult with medical experts regarding your injuries;
  3. Demand to review the employee files from the trucking company; and
  4. Consult with the best accident reconstructionists to establish exactly what caused the wide turn truck accident.

Our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking approach to personal injury cases has made the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. a Best Law Firm of America! Call us now to schedule a free consultation at 716-839-3939.

WERE YOU INJURED BY A TRUCK THAT WAS MAKING A WIDE TURN 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!


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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