An experienced truck accident attorney in Rhode Island
A collision with a commercial truck is always serious. An underride accident can cause devastating injuries and loss of life. Survivors have their lives turned upside-down and they face a lengthy recovery. But insurance companies are mostly concerned about profits, not the best interests of those who were hurt. The Law Office of Mark B. Morse, LLC helps the victims of underride accidents get the compensation they deserve.
This type of truck accident involves the collision of a tractor-trailer and a much smaller car. The car crashes into the rear or side of the truck. The force of impact, especially at higher speeds, causes the car to become wedged underneath the trailer, crushing the top of the car and injuring the driver and any passengers.
These crashes lead to life-altering injuries
People involved in an underride accident can suffer broken bones, amputations, traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injuries. They usually require lengthy medical treatment involving surgery, hospitalization, medication and physical therapy. Recovery may take months or even years, and many victims are left with permanent injuries. Victims may not be able to return to work for months, or may be left unable to work at all.
An underride accident can happen when a truck brakes suddenly or is pulled over but is hard to see. The trucker may have been operating recklessly or under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. The truck itself may not have had rear underride guards as required by federal law, or had guards that were defective. The truck may also not have had required reflectors and other visibility markers, making it hard to see.
An experienced lawyer will help you take on the trucking company
Trucking companies, truck manufacturers and their insurance carriers often try to deny responsibility for underride accidents. Their goal is to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. They have investigators who will try to find evidence they can use to put the blame for what happened on you. The insurance company may make you an initial settlement offer that does not even come close to meeting your needs, hoping you will just accept it and go away.
Attorney Mark Morse helps people hurt in underride accidents fight back. We will conduct our own investigation and seek evidence that the trucking company may not want to share, such as the trucker’s hours of service logs and the truck’s black box data. Mark Morse will build a strong case that proves you were not to blame. If he can’t negotiate a favorable settlement, he will fight for you in court.
If you were injured in an underride accident, get a truck accident attorney with three decades of experience in your corner. Contact us to schedule a free consultation.