Override/Underride Truck Accidents in New Hampshire
Some of the most devastating truck accidents in New Hampshire are override and underride accidents. Due to the difference in height between cars and trucks, it is easy for a smaller car to be pushed underneath a taller truck. In these types of truck accidents, occupants of the smaller vehicles are often severely or fatally injured.
If you have been injured or a loved one has been killed in an override or underride truck accident in New Hampshire, please contact the Law Offices of Van Dorn & Curtiss or call (603) 556-4148 today to set up a free initial consultation with our experienced New Hampshire truck accident attorney.
In an override accident, the front end of an 18-wheeler runs over other vehicles. This can be due to mechanical problems like brake failure, tire blowout, or improper truck maintenance. It may be the result of the truck driver’s error or negligence including fatigue or tailgating. Other causes of truck accidents include prescription or illegal drug use, poor road surface condition, or speeding.
Underride truck accidents happen when a passenger vehicle collides with a truck and is forced underneath the truck. Underride accidents can tear off the roof of the passenger vehicle, and victims in the passenger vehicle can suffer traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries or even decapitation. Many of these accidents are caused when passenger cars are following too closely behind an 18-wheeler when the truck stops suddenly, or if the driver of the passenger car does not stay a safe distance from the blind spot or turning radius of the truck. Weather conditions can also play a role.
If you have been injured in an underride or override truck accident in Vermont or New Hampshire, please contact our Vermont Truck Accident Attorney today to schedule a free consultation.