A head-on collision with a commercial truck is among the most destructive truck accidents that can occur. Although there are various forms of truck accidents that are more common than head-on collisions, a head-on collision can often be fatal.
Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds and can be up to 75 feet long. With such a massive weight and size, accidents involving them can lead to serious and lifelong injuries, and even death. In fact, statistics show that approximately 60% of all truck accident fatalities in the country occur because of head-on collisions. Every year, thousands of drivers and passengers are involved in collisions with large commercial trucks.
Statistics also show that passenger vehicles are ten times more likely to cause these head-on collisions while encroaching on the truck’s lane. Head-on collisions with commercial trucks can occur due to a variety of reasons, including driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while fatigued, or even being negligent or distracted and suddenly veering into the oncoming lane.
Filing a Claim
Head-on collisions can quickly turn into multi-vehicle accidents. As you may know by now, truck collisions can be a complicated matter to deal with. In order to file a claim, you must be able to find the cause of the accident, as well as determine the negligent party responsible for the accident. Parties involved in these cases include the truck driver, the driver’s employer, the insurance company, government and law enforcement agencies, as well as witnesses and investigators.
Every vehicular accident comes with its own set of unique events and circumstances. It is possible for trucking companies to blame others for the accident and drag out the entire process, forcing you to settle for less than you rightfully deserve. For this reason, it is crucial that you consult with an experienced truck accident attorney as soon as possible.
Contact The Grossman Law Firm
The legal team at The Grossman Law Firm has been providing its clients with quality legal representation for several years. The Grossman Law Firm has the know-how and skill to help you win your personal injury case. We have experience in all forms of accidents, especially those involving trucks.
If you have been involved in a head-on collision or any form of truck accident, call The Grossman Law Firm at 1-877-996-5529 for an initial consultation at no cost and with no obligation.