Accidents Caused by Low Underpasses
At the Augusta, Georgia, law firm of Burnside Law Firm LLP, our lawyers fight for people injured in trucking accidents, including accidents caused by trucks attempting to pass under a low bridge. We seek compensation for their pain, suffering, medical expenses, lost income and other costs of their accident.
Our attorneys have been helping people recover compensation for their truck accident injuries for more than 30 years. They have the experience and the extensive resources of our law firm to develop strong arguments for clients, however complex and lengthy the case. If you have been hurt or a loved one killed in a truck accident, including one caused by falling debris, contact our lawyer at Burnside Law Firm. Contact our law firm at (706) 432-8320
Examples of Underpass Accidents
There are several variations on underpass accidents. The primary cause for all such events is that the underpass is too low to accommodate a truck, but this could occur for several reasons:
- Truck traveling with a load too high for the underpass, causing damage to roadway and cars above it
- Flatbed truck load knocked off the structure, falling on other vehicles
- Truck becomes stuck in the underpass and other vehicles crash into it because lights and reflectors are not showing
- Trailer top peeled off, releasing contents of trailer onto roadway and causing obstacles for other traffic
Accidents such as these can occur because a truck attempts to go around a weigh station by using smaller roads. Truck drivers may not see a low-clearance warning sign, or the warning sign may be missing. The truck may be speeding to make up time because of an incentive for early delivery. The load on a flatbed may not have been secured properly and easily knocked off, even by gently brushing the top of the underpass.
Our lawyers investigate such accidents by methods like interviewing witnesses, consulting accident reconstruction experts, analyzing the scene and reviewing the record of the driver. We determine whether proper warning signs were visible. We find out whether the driver was late and trying to make up time. We look at all angles to build a compelling case for a client injured in a low-clearance accident.