Accidents Involving Overriding
A tailgating truck is a frequent cause of override accidents in which the truck rides over a car, often crushing the other vehicle’s occupants. Such an event usually results in serious injuries or wrongful death and demands compensation so that the injured can recover as much as possible.
At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP, our lawyers help injured people recover compensation for their pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost income and the other costs of a truck accident. If a loved one died as a result of the accident, we will undertake a wrongful death action that can relieve your financial worries about the future. We have more than 30 years of experience fighting for maximum compensation so that our clients can focus on moving forward with their lives.
Causes of Override Truck Accidents
The cause of an override accident is usually easy to determine. We handle cases for clients injured in accidents resulting from circumstances such as these:
- Truck tailgating
- Truck traveling too fast for conditions
- Truck unable to stop because of faulty brakes and poor maintenance
Scenarios such as these usually involve violations of traffic laws or Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) trucking regulations. When combined with other factors such as driver fatigue or overloaded trucks that are hard to control, override accidents become even more likely.
We investigate these and all injuries from trucking accidents by methods like reviewing the driver log books, interviewing witnesses, deposing first responders and consulting with accident reconstruction experts. Our law firm has the resources and contacts needed to conduct in-depth investigations of all trucking accidents, including override accidents.