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Types of Truck Accidents

Have you been injured in a truck accident? If so, Mathias Raphael PLLC Accident & Injury Lawyers​ can help. Our Dallas truck accident attorneys understand how devastating these accidents can be to your health, property and ability to work. Possessing the comprehensive knowledge of various laws pertaining to personal injury, we are dedicated to fighting for the compensation our clients deserve

Types of Truck Accidents

Depending on the road conditions, weather, the state of the driver and the vehicle itself, a variety of different types of truck accidents may occur. Our committed legal team can conduct a thorough investigation into your personal injury claim in order to determine if negligence and recklessness caused your injuries.

The most common types of truck accidents include:

  • Air brake failure – Typically occurs when traveling downhill, air brake failure often results in the inability of the truck to stop
  • Blind spots – Makes seeing other vehicles difficult for truck drivers before changing lanes
  • Head-on collision – When two vehicles collide headfirst
  • Jackknife – When a semi-truck brakes rapidly and causes the trailer to swing outward, turning toward the front of the truck
  • Rear-end – When a truck runs into the back of another vehicle, which can be more devastating if the truck has extra weight in cargo
  • Rollovers – When a truck’s tires fail to grip the road, causing the vehicle to lose control, slide sideways or rolls over
  • T-bone – When a truck crashes headfirst into the side of another vehicle
  • Tire blowout – A tire blowout makes it difficult for a truck to maneuver, potentially causing even more damage
  • Under-ride – When a truck hits the brakes, causing smaller vehicles behind the truck to become lodged under the rear of the truck trailer
  • Unsecure cargo – If the debris or cargo is not properly secured, the load can spill all over the road and cause a major accident