Underride Truck Accidents
A Nashville attorney who knows how to win complicated cases
Underride truck accidents are among the most horrific crashes on the road.
When a car skids or slides underneath a tractor-trailer truck, the force of the crash often shears off or crumples the vehicle’s roof, killing or seriously injuring the driver and passengers inside. At The Law Office of Eric Beasley, we have helped many underride victims - and loved ones who have lost people to this type of accident - get the compensation they need to rebuild their lives following crashes.
Attorney Eric Beasley was born and raised in Tennessee and has made a long career out of helping the people in his community fight the insurance companies when they try to short-change accident victims. Our firm gets real results for our clients.
Holding negligent parties accountable
There is no agreed-upon definition of an underride accident, but the term refers to just about any crash where a shorter vehicle slides under a larger one. These types of accidents are caused by:
- Poor driving skills
- Distracted driving
- Bad passing techniques
- Defective truck lights and scarred visibility tape
- Reckless driving
- Faulty rear safety guards
The injuries sustained in an underride accident are usually severe and often life-ending. Broken bones, spinal cord injuries, brain damage and lost internal organ function are all injuries seen in these types of accidents.
Cars and other passenger vehicles on the road are ill-equipped to handle an underride accident. At the federal level, there is a safety measure in place to stem the number of underride accidents. Under the law, big rigs are required to have a rear safety bar, known as an underride guard. A safety bar should stop a crashing car at the hood.
There are no regulations requiring side and front underride prevention measures and rear underride guards do not have to be inspected.
You need an experienced lawyer on your side
Injuries from an underride accident can have a significant impact on your life. You may need surgery, hospitalization, medication, physical therapy, home health care and months of follow-up appointments with doctors. Medical expenses can add up fast and quickly become overwhelming. If you can’t work, there is less incoming coming. Many families experience financial stress.
You deserve financial compensation for what happened, but negligent parties often deny doing anything wrong and refuse to accept responsibility. Insurance companies will fight your claim because they know there’s a lot of money at stake.
Proving fault in an underride accident can be complicated. Our legal team knows how to investigate underride accidents and build a strong case for our clients. We can find evidence other attorneys would miss and make successful arguments that inexperienced lawyers wouldn’t know how to address.
In most cases, accident victims will have only one chance to file a claim, negotiate a settlement or win a case. You must get it right the first time.
If you were recently hurt or lost a loved one in an underride truck accident, contact us for a free consultation. We can review your claim and help you weigh your legal options.