We Help Victims of Underride Accidents
Our law firm knows how to hold trucking companies accountable
Some of the most devastating truck accidents on our roads involve underride, a term that means a smaller vehicle slides underneath the trailer of a commercial truck. Commercial vehicles are supposed to be designed to minimize the likelihood of an underride accident. But whether due to design defects or negligence on the part of truck drivers, underride accidents still happen. These crashes can cause devastating injuries because they often involve part of the trailer entering the cab of the passenger car and striking motorists’ or passengers’ bodies.
Getting fair compensation for an underride accident often involves taking on the trucking company as well as the truck manufacturer. The experienced underride accident lawyers at NLE Law know how to handle these tough, complex cases.
We can help you navigate complex legal issues surrounding underride cases
Because underride accidents can cause serious injuries, commercial trucks are required to include design features specifically to prevent underride from occurring. That’s why most tractor-trailers include underride guards that should stop vehicles from sliding under the trailer. However, those guards do not always do their job, whether due to poor design, shoddy manufacturing or improper maintenance. In those cases, you may have a product liability claim against the trailer manufacturer.
But design flaws don’t always absolve the trucker or trucking company of responsibility. Many underride accidents involve trucks parked illegally, traveling at unsafe speeds or making reckless maneuvers. A maintenance issue with the truck, such as problems with the brakes or the engine, can contribute to an underride crash. In those cases, you may be able to claim financial compensation from the trucking company.
From start to finish, our attorneys are here for you
If you’ve been involved in an underride accident, you may be badly hurt. Serious injuries such as traumatic brain injuries are common. You may need significant compensation to rebuild your life and get appropriate medical care. You need an experienced advocate to help you obtain that compensation. You need NLE.
Contact us to find out how we can help you. For decades, NLE Law has been representing victims of catastrophic injuries in Seattle and throughout Washington. Call (206) 623-7520 for your free consultation.