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Types of Truck Accidents

From a wrong turn on an icy road to being overloaded, truck accidents can involve a variety of mishaps, causing serious injuries to those involved.

These injuries can range from whiplash, bruises, spinal cord damage, broken bones, and even death.

According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) in 2019 there were 4,119 deaths as a result of traffic accidents involving large trucks.

Understanding the complexities of these incidents, and the most common causes that lead to them, can help us better equip ourselves to prevent them in the future.


Types of Truck Accidents

From distracted driving to poor road conditions to vehicle malfunction, there are several types of truck accidents, including:


  • Rollover Accidents: These accidents occur when a truck rolls over on its side. Rollovers can occur due to a variety of factors, including speeding, taking turns too quickly, or overloading the truck.
  • Under-Truck Accidents: These occur when a smaller vehicle collides with a truck and becomes lodged under it. These types of accidents can be caused by not installing the proper guards on the rear and sides of the truck. In addition, they can also occur due to the other driver’s speeding, distracted driving, or negligent driving.
  • Head-on collisions: These types of accidents occur when a truck collides with another vehicle head-on. Head-on collisions can be caused by driver error, such as driving on the wrong side of the road, reckless passing, driving tired, or falling asleep.
  • Side collisions: This occurs when a truck collides with another vehicle at a perpendicular angle, forming a “T” shape. Side collisions can be caused by failing to stop at a stop sign, running a red light, or turning without checking your blind spots.
  • Rear-end collisions: These crashes occur when a truck collides with the vehicle in front. This can happen for a number of reasons, including speeding, distracted driving, or sudden braking.


If you or a loved one have been involved in a trucking collision and don’t know what to do, contact us immediately. At the Nourmand Law Firm, we will help you get the compensation you deserve.