The term “underside accident” does not refer to the site of the damage, but rather to the agent that can-do harm to a specific type of vehicle. A car becomes involved in an underside accident if it slides under a truck’s trailer. Such an occurrence has been known to take place at the time of a rear end of side collision.
The reason for the accident’s severity:
The driver in any car that slides under a truck’s trailer can suffer severe injuries. Sometimes the car’s top gets crushed. Personal injury lawyer in Collingwood knows that at other times, the auto under the trailer gets dragged for a considerable distance.
Times when the truck driver might be held liable for such an accident:
• When the truck’s lights are too dim; this suggests the driver’s failure to have the lights inspected, before beginning his or her journey. Moreover, a fatigued driver might forget the lights at the hour of dusk.
• When the truck’s speed falls well below the speed limit; in other words, that big vehicle is moving too slowly.
• When the driver fails to use a turn signal or fails to use emergency lights. By the same token, the driver’s actions could be blamed, if he or she had failed to have the turn signal or the emergency lights tested before starting on the most current trip.
• When there is an absence of reflective triangles in the area where the cab hauling a trailer has broken down.
• It could be a time when the person at the truck’s steering wheel has failed to stop at a stop sign or at a red traffic signal.
• It could be a time when the person at the wheel has engaged in reckless driving.
• It could be that the person at the wheel is driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Times when the trucking company might be held liable for such an accident:
The trucking company could be held liable if the driver had not been properly trained.
The trucking company could be held liable if it could be shown that the same company called for installation of light bulbs that failed to emit a sufficient amount of light. A company might take such an action, if the inferior bulbs cost less than the one that gave off a sufficient amount of light.
The trucking company might be held liable if it could be shown that the same company had failed to equip the driver with a set of reflective triangles.
A municipal government might be held liable if it could be shown that an ignored stop sign had become obscured by foliage, or that a sign posting the speed limit had been similarly hidden.