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Rear-End Truck Accidents

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Although there are many types of trucking accidents, few can cause as much devastation as when a small passenger vehicle is struck from behind by a large 18-wheeler or vice-versa. Commonly referred to as a "rear-end" accident, these big rig accidents have the potential to cause severe injury, property damage, and even death—regardless of whether the passenger vehicle was struck from behind or if it itself ran into the back of a commercial truck.

Have You Been Rear Ended by a Large Commercial Truck?

According to statistics released by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), rear-end crashes account for 28% of all highway accidents. Unfortunately, such accidents are often caused by driver error—meaning that if the proper care and caution had been taken, there is a chance that the accident could have been avoided altogether.

Some examples of behaviors that might cause these accidents:

Underride Guards: Do They Actually Help?

When a car rear-ends a larger truck, it can become an underride accident. This is because the chassis of the smaller passenger vehicle will often slide underneath the large truck’s trailer.

When a smaller passenger vehicle strikes a truck from behind, it can result in what is commonly known as an underride accident. These occur when the car slides underneath the truck—sometimes taking the top of the car off entirely. Statistics show that in 75% of rear-end accidents where a light vehicle was involved, at least some form of underride occurred, with the underride going up more than halfway the striking vehicle's hood in more than half of all crashes.

To help prevent these crashes, many trucks have an underride guard installed, which is designed to prevent a passenger vehicle from sliding underneath the truck. Unfortunately, not all trucks have this safety device installed. Worse, even the trucks that do have it are not perfectly protected as studies have shown that these devices do not always prevent crashes.

Proving Liability with the Help of Our Law Firm

In most rear-end accidents, it is often the school of thought that the driver of the striking vehicle is the one who is at fault; however, that is not always the case. For example, there are cases where a third vehicle may have been involved that caused the accident by cutting off the front car or road rage may have caused the driver in front to abruptly and intentionally slam on their brakes. In these cases, another driver may be deemed to be liable or partially at fault.

Due to the complexities of these claims, it is crucial that no time is wasted in contacting an experienced truck accident lawyer from Arnold & Itkin. We have recovered billions of dollars. We are committed to our clients' success, and we pride ourselves on always going above and beyond to help our clients recover the full and fair compensation that they deserve.

If you've been rear-ended by a large truck, help is available. Call our rear-end truck accident law firm today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.

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  • $12 Million Massive Settlement Obtained for Truck Driver Arnold & Itkin is proud to announce that our firm has secured a $12 million settlement on behalf a truck driver who was crushed by his own cargo—which then led directly to a stroke. The driver, who was 56 years old at the time, now requires costly ...
  • $10 Million Settlement Obtained for Family Affected by Fatal Vehicle Accident Our firm represented the family of two people who were killed after their vehicle was hit by an 18-wheeler running a red light. We were successful in reaching an eight figure settlement on their behalf.
  • $10 Million Settlement Won for Family Against Negligent Trucking Company Attorneys Kurt Arnold, Caj Boatright, and Ces Tavares represented a family who had lost their father in a tragic 18-wheeler accident. He was driving home when a trucker made a dangerous maneuver and caused a massive collision. The trucking company ...
  • $3.2 Million Settlement Reached for Injured Husband & Wife Attorney Cory Itkin represented a husband and wife who were injured after being hit by two semi-trucks. The wife sustained back injures while the husband was knocked unconscious; he needed several surgeries. Our firm was successful in reaching a ...
  • $2.1 Million Settlement Obtained for Truck Accident Victim Arnold & Itkin LLP secured a multimillion-dollar settlement for a man who suffered severe neck and back injuries in a truck accident. Our firm aggressively pursued the case until the defendant settled with our client days before trial.
  • $2 Million Large Settlement Obtained for Grieving Family Arnold & Itkin is proud to have secured a massive settlement for a family who lost their loved one due to the negligence and reckless action of a commercial vehicle driver. Our work will allow our clients to live in financial stability while they ...
  • $1.6 Million Large Settlement Reached for Victim of Severe Truck Accident Truck accident attorneys at Arnold & Itkin secured a sizable settlement for a client who was rear-ended by an 18-wheeler on the highway. Her injuries required multiple surgeries, but the defendants refused to take responsibility. Her $1.6 million ...
  • $1.5 Million Big Rig Accident Victim Received Jury Verdict Arnold & Itkin LLP obtained a $1.5 million verdict on behalf of a client who suffered a torn meniscus when he was bumped by a tractor trailer. We are especially pleased with this result because the defendants accepted no responsibility for the injury ...
  • $1.5 Million Jury Verdict Ruled in Favor of Longshoreman Arnold & Itkin obtained a $1.55 million verdict on behalf of a client who was seriously injured when a yard mule driver collided with the pickup truck in which he was standing. The defendants only offered to settle for $35,000 while denying the ...
  • $1.49 Million Settlement for Man Struck by a Truck Our firm helped represent a client who was severely injured after he was struck by a truck. We helped recover $1.49 million on his behalf.
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