Idaho State Police reported a rear-end semi-truck accident on Interstate 15 north of Blackfoot. A passenger vehicle was driving northbound on Interstate 15 when the driver made a lane change into the right lane and slowed. The vehicle was then rear-ended by a commercial semi-truck pulling a large trailer. The driver and passengers of the passenger vehicle were transported by ground ambulance to a nearby medical center in Idaho Falls. All drivers and passengers involved in this semi-truck accident were wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.
Rear-end Semi-Truck Accident Damages
Being rear-ended by a large vehicle such as a semi-truck can cause devastating damages. Even a semi-truck which is not loaded is heavier and larger than most other vehicles on the road and thus causes more damages. Cargo, of course, only adds to the semi-trucks weight and increases the severity of the damage. Semi-trucks can be 40 or more times heavier than a passenger vehicle. Fully loaded, a semi-truck or 18-wheeler might weigh 80,000 pounds or more. Because of this weight, heavy trucks start more slowly, are less maneuverable, and take longer to stop or change course than a passenger vehicle. This is why large trucks and commercial vehicles are subject to higher minimum insurance requirements for their liability coverage. Semi-truck accidents often result in severe injuries and high damages and as a result, often end with high dollar settlements. If you or a loved one has been injured in a semi-truck accident, contact the experienced law office of Brent Gordon Law Firm to handle your case. Call our Idaho Falls or Pocatello law office now for a free consultation at (208) 23-CRASH.
Override vs. Underride Semi-truck Accidents
There are two different types of risks unique to semi-trucks colliding with a passenger vehicle. These are called override or underride events.
An override accident is when the semi-truck is traveling behind a small or low-to-the-ground car. The bumper of the semi-truck is likely to crush the top of the car. If this occurs, anyone in the car can suffer serious or even fatal injuries.
If a passenger vehicle rear-ends a semi-truck, the car can hit the back bumper of the semi-truck and drive under the back of the trailer. This can result in the car being crushed, trapped, or dragged by the semi-truck. Often injuries are fatal if the trailer goes through the front windshield of the car.
Contact a Semi-Truck Accident Attorney Now
Don’t wait to call a semi-truck accident lawyer at Brent Gordon Law Firm. Our experienced, aggressive and trusted attorneys will fight for every penny you deserve. Call our Idaho Falls or Pocatello law office now for a free consultation. We can help take the stress out of the claim and make sure you get every penny you are owed. Call (208) 552-0467 now to discuss your semi-truck accident with an experienced attorney during a free case review.
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