Underride Accidents In Texas
An attorney you can trust to fight for justice
Of all the truck accidents we’ve seen, few are as devastating as those involving underride accidents. When a smaller vehicle becomes stuck under a tractor-trailer, people sustain catastrophic and even fatal injuries. If you or a loved one was involved in an underride accident in Texas, you need a skilled truck accident lawyer to demand justice.
Coby L. Wooten, Attorney At Law, P.C. of Fort Worth has the experience and resources you need to take on the trucking companies and truck manufacturers in these complex, high-stakes cases. Trust Coby and his team to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
Understanding underride wrecks in Texas
An underride accident happens when a smaller vehicle – a passenger car, pickup truck, van or motorcycle, for example – hits the rear or side of a tractor-trailer and slides underneath the trailer itself. These accidents can cause devastating injuries when part of the trailer enters the cab of the smaller vehicle. Underride accidents are often fatal, and those who survive may sustain life-altering injuries, such as lost limbs, brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
You’ve probably seen the underride guards on the rear or, less frequently, side of tractor-trailers on the highways in and around Fort Worth. When they function properly, these guards are supposed to prevent underride accidents. But too often, those guards fail, due to manufacturing defects or poor maintenance. In those cases, you may have a claim against the trucking company or the manufacturer of the trailer.
Underride accidents can also be the result of negligence on the part of the truck driver. The trucker may have been following another vehicle too closely and had to stop short, causing your vehicle to hit the truck from behind. Or the truck may have been illegally parked, or driving too slowly because of engine trouble. We can help you identify the responsible party or parties and pursue the compensation you deserve.
Coby L. Wooten can help you pursue compensation
Underride accidents can give rise to very complex, high-stakes legal cases, and you need an experienced lawyer like Coby Wooten on your side. Attorney Wooten and his team will investigate your accident to get to the bottom of what happened. We’ll fight to preserve evidence you need to build your case, and whether we have to negotiate with the trucking company or manufacturer or even take them to court, we’ll work hard to get you the justice and just compensation you deserve.
Don’t try to take on the trucking company and their insurance company alone. We can help. Contact Coby Wooten online or call 866-408-0940 for your free consultation.