Types of Truck Accidents

There are many types of truck accidents, including rollover, jackknifing, and rear-end accidents. Different types of truck accidents are caused by different factors, and a truck accident attorney can investigate the accident, determine the cause, establish liability, and help victims recover compensation. At Dunlap Ravis & Miller in Jacksonville, FL, we have been working hard to help victims collect what they are owed for over 15 years. Our free initial office visit means you do not have to pay anything upfront. When you have your initial consultation, attorney Joseph Miller listens to you describe how the accident happened, asks questions to help create a strategy, and determines if he can be of assistance.

The type of truck accident influences how we will approach your case. 

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Rollover accidents often have a devastating fallout resulting in permanent disability or death.

Common Types of Truck Accidents

A trucking accident can happen in any number of ways and for many reasons. Here are some of the most common types of truck accidents:

  • Rollover: Dangerous road conditions, speeding, or inattention can lead to a rollover. In this type of truck accident, the injuries are usually debilitating and can even be fatal.
  • Rear-end collision: When a truck driver miscalculates the distance needed to come to a safe stop, it is possible to be rear-ended by a large truck. This type of truck accident can cause serious personal injuries and property damage.
  • Jackknife: When a  commercial truck comes to a stop with the trailer portion of the rig at a 90-degree angle to the cab, the truck is said to have jackknifed. When this happens, the trailer can sweep along the roadway and demolish any cars or other passenger vehicles in its path.
  • Head-on collision: If a commercial truck collides head-on with an oncoming vehicle, fatalities are likely.

It is common for truck accidents to be caused by driver error, including driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. In some instances, a truck accident might also be the result of a tired driver who has exceeded the allotted number of driving hours. An inspection of the company’s training policies and procedures as well as the driving logs is typically required to establish liability in these instances. We are familiar with the specialized rules and regulations placed upon the trucking industry and are here to put our knowledge to work for you.

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How We Can Help

In every case, it is critical to conduct a thorough investigation to determine why the accident happened and who is at fault. Attorney Joseph Miller will take the necessary steps to determine who is responsible for your losses. Once the liable party is identified, he will pursue a settlement on your behalf from that party's insurance company. If the insurance company is not willing to provide a proper amount of compensation, Mr. Miller will not hesitate to file a lawsuit on your behalf. You pay nothing until he collects the damages to which you are entitled.

Contact Us

If you have been in an accident with a large truck, let us help. Contact us online, or by phone at (904) 358-2020. We are members of the Florida Bar Justice Association, Jacksonville Justice Association, the Florida Bar, and the West Virginia State Bar. With Mr. Miller's help, you can begin to rebuild your life following the devastation of a truck accident.

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