Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accidents

June 20, 2019 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman
Multi-Vehicle Semi-Truck Accidents

Pile-up Accidents Involving Semi-Trucks

Semi-truck accidents are well known as being among the most dangerous and destructive to plague the roads of this country. Thanks to the immense size and weight of semi-trucks, accidents have the potential to crush smaller vehicles into pieces and hit multiple vehicles at the same time. When a semi-truck gets in an accident with another vehicle, there is a chance that the truck will crash in a way that will obstruct the road so that other vehicles may not be able to react in time and also collide with the semi-truck. This is what is referred to as a pileup accident. Pileup accidents are not exclusive to accidents where semi-trucks are involved but semi-trucks are significantly more likely to involve more than one vehicle due to the size of the trailer attached to the semi-truck.

Semi-truck Accident Injury Claim

Those that have suffered significant injuries as a result of semi-truck accidents may be able to seek compensation for the damaged they accumulated through a semi-truck accident claim. By proving that a liable party was negligent and that their negligence directly caused the plaintiff's injury, an accident victim can seek compensation. This process can often prove to be much more difficult than most anticipate. Investigating the circumstances of a multi-car pileup cam prove to be much more difficult than most anticipate. It is within the best interest of plaintiffs seeking compensation to seek the assistance of experienced attorneys that specialize in semi-truck accidents. Dolman law group has helped numerous people over the years secure the compensation that they not only needed but deserved after they suffered severe injuries because of a semi-truck accident. To schedule a free consultation with Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA fill out an online contact form or call 727-451-6900.

How do Multiple-Vehicle Accidents Occur?

Semi-trucks are well known as motor vehicle juggernauts that traverse the country delivering goods from one place to another. As a consequence of semi-truck size, the chance of many vehicles being involved in an accident is significantly increased. Semi-trucks can initiate an accident with the smallest of mistakes thanks to their immense size that requires deft maneuvering and skilled understanding of the hauling of tractor trailers. Semi-truck pileups can occur as a result of two scenarios. In the first scenario a semi-truck hits one vehicle and due to its size and placement, causes a domino effect of additional vehicles colliding with the vehicles involved in the initial collision. In the second scenario, two regular motor vehicles get into an accident and a semi-truck collides with them when it doesn't have enough time to react thus creating a pileup of cars. Semi-truck accidents that lead to multi-car pileups can commonly occur when a semi-truck jackknifes because it is trying to brake too hard, rolls over, or the contents of a semi-truck are thrown loose and become deadly debris. Sometimes several of these things can happen all in the same accident leading to maximized destruction.

Common Characteristics of Semi-Truck Pileups

Semi-truck accidents that result in multiple vehicle pileups typically occur on roads where vehicles travel at high speeds such as highways and interstates. These high-speed areas are known for causing accidents because of the decreased reaction times to avoid collisions, longer times to brake, and the increased force of collisions. Highways also make it very dangerous for people to leave the sites of an accident because of all the high-speed vehicles on the road which brings us to another aspect of semi-truck pileups. People that may try to leave the scene of an initial accident can cause semi-truck accident pileups. A person can either try to get away from the scene of a collision with a semi-truck and cause more cars to crash creating a pileup or they could be leaving the site of a normal car collision and cause a semi-truck to pile up onto the initially crashed vehicles. People that have been involved in a semi-truck pileup will likely have problems even trying to escape their wrecked vehicle. Semi-truck pileups are known for causing a level of destruction among involved motor vehicles that makes the wrecks especially difficult to get away from. This is because of the strength of a blow from a semi-truck and the additional impact of piled up cars cannot only wreck cars in ways that flip them, warp the body so that doors become unopenable, or pin passengers. Passengers can also become trapped because of the additional vehicles piled up on their vehicle putting them at risk to get crushed or perish in a fire that can break out.

Semi-Truck Pileup Accidents and Your Accident Claim

When it comes to semi-truck accidents that cause pileups, there can be more trouble than usual when it comes to pinpointing what the exact cause of the accident was and who exactly is liable. The carnage that is wrought by a semi-truck pileup accident can lead to a number of cars and drivers all becoming involved with various layers of negligence and liability for injury. Whenever multiple parties are involved in a semi-truck accident, it is highly recommended that an accident victim speaks to an experienced truck accident attorney for professional legal consultation.

Contact a Skilled Truck Accident Attorney in Boca Raton

If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a truck driver's negligence or the negligence of a similar liable party then do not hesitate to contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA about a free consultation on your potential claim. Our lawyers are more than happy to sit with you and discuss the details of your claim. We can offer insight on your claim and outline some options of how you can take legal action against those responsible for your injuries. The legal team at Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA has extensive experience negotiating, settling, and litigating cases for clients who were in truck accidents. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA online, or call our office at 727-451-6900 for a free consultation to discuss your case with one of our experienced truck accident attorneys. Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA 800 North Belcher Road Clearwater, FL 33756 727-451-6900


Matthew Dolman

Personal Injury Lawyer

This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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