Arkansas Trucking Accidents & Carriage Underride Lawyers
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Carriage underride is often the most tragic and devastating type of trucking accident. When a car or motorcycle crashes into the undercarriage of an 18-wheeler, the passengers can get swept underneath the trailer of a truck, resulting in serious and sometimes deadly injuries. These types of trucking accidents are referred to as “underride” collisions because the smaller, passenger vehicle becomes trapped under the larger, 18-wheeler.
Federal regulations set by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), require that all tractor-trailers, semi-trucks, and 18-wheelers have underride protection. Underride protection is metal guarding placed at particular points on the truck to prevent passenger vehicles from sliding underneath a trailer in a trucking accident. These regulations apply to all federal motor carries across the United States, including Arkansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Tennessee, and Mississippi.
Unfortunately, many trucks are still not equipped with this type of protection. Underride protection can prevent serious injuries, particularly injuries like passenger vehicle decapitation. Negligent trucking companies shouldn’t be taking risks that are so significant—when the fix is so simple. If you, or someone you love, has been injured in a carriage underride trucking accident with an 18-wheeler or other big rig, you may have a claim against the trucking company responsible.
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At Keith Law Group we have the knowledge and resources needed to secure full and fair compensation for your accident-related losses. When you hire us, we will take swift action to investigate your accident and preserve critical evidence in your case. Our lawyers will pursue an aggressive case strategy designed to win maximum compensation as quickly as possible.