Seeking Justice for Ohio & Pennsylvania Truck Underride Victims
Each year, hundreds of people are killed and thousands severely injured in rear underride truck accidents. These accidents occur when an automobile collides with or slides under the rear of a truck or semi trailer, either because the rear of the truck or trailer is too high off the ground or because its structure is so weak that it fails to adequately resist the vehicle. These accidents often result in catastrophic injuries or death to the occupants of the automobile.
If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a rear underride truck accident, it is crucial to speak with a lawyer from Gervelis Law Firm. We have extensive experience representing the victims of truck accidents and are committed to achieving the best possible result in your case.
To discuss your options for pursuing compensation with one of our lawyers, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations and will not collect a fee unless we win compensation on your behalf.
What Are the Causes of Underride Accidents?
The most common cause of these devastating rear-end collisions is the lack of visibility and underride protection at the rear of trucks and tractor trailers. The rear-end guards on many large trucks are a flimsy U-shaped device that complies with ineffective regulations from 1953, but does not meet the safety needs of today's drivers.
In many underride cases, a truck's brake lights are not functioning, leading drivers to drive right underneath the truck. Accidents that occur in this manner often lead to the death of the driver and front seat passengers.
Contact Our Firm Today
Thanks to the work of many dedicated attorneys, most trucks on the road today are equipped with drop down guard bars. But if you have been injured or lost a loved one in an underride accident, we are here to help you.
Call toll free 888-325-3452 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation at one of our convenient offices throughout Ohio: Warren/Niles, Canfield/Boardman, Youngstown, Ravenna/Streetsboro or East Liverpool/Salem. If you cannot make it to our office, we will come to you.