There are many things that can cause a trailer to break loose, including speeding, improperly secured cargo, sharp turns, and brake failures.
Truck accidents can cause serious damage, especially when they occur in heavy traffic. Some of the most devastating, often unpredictable, types of truck accidents are a result of runaway trailers. When a trailer breaks free from the truck, it is no longer in control of the driver, meaning it could veer any way into traffic, leaving a wake of damage in its path. The large size and weight of these trailers makes them an extremely dangerous hazard on the road, threatening the safety of everyone.
There are numerous issues that can lead to runaway trailers. While these accidents can be devastating regardless of the cause, it is important to understand what caused an accident in order to bring a strong claim forward.
Many trailers can weigh thousands of pounds, which means a runaway trailer at high speeds will bring an extreme amount of force and impact to a smaller, less protected passenger vehicle. Not only is property damage likely, but severe injuries often occur. In addition, multiple parties may be responsible for the accident, making it a complex case. The truck driver is often seen as the guilty party, but truck owners, employers, and even the company that loaded the trailer may be held liable for any damages caused.
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Runaway trailer accidents can be unpredictable and result in life-changing injuries and losses.
That is why it is so imperative that you work with the award-winning team at Arnold & Itkin. Our truck accident attorneys have helped countless individuals get the fair compensation they deserved for the injuries and damages following an accident. We know how to provide seasoned counsel for any type of truck accident and can utilize this to help with your claim At our firm, we believe in helping each individual who walks through our door, no matter how complex or difficult their case may be. When you come to us, you can rest assured that you will receive personalized legal guidance and support every step of the way.
Arnold & Itkin proudly represents clients throughout the country for their truck accident claims. Please contact us today if you are ready to discuss your case in a free consultation. We are here to help you.