Semi-trucks and trailers regularly haul cargo through Boise, Idaho. The more trucks that frequent the area, the more likely truck accidents are to occur, even when people are paying attention and being careful. Unfortunately, underride truck accidents are some of the most common types of truck accidents and can cause extensive damage and injuries—even death.

Someone has to pay for the resulting expenses and damages, and it shouldn’t be you if you weren’t to blame for what happened. If you find yourself in this situation, be sure to contact a Boise underride truck accident lawyer from Craig Swapp & Associates. We can help you through the process and answer any questions you may have.


What Is an Underride Truck Accident?

An underride accident happens when a passenger vehicle actually goes under the trailer attached to a semi-truck. Because of the level at which the bottom of the trailer collides with the vehicle, serious damages and injuries—particularly brain injuries—are usually the result of these types of accidents.

As 25 percent of all fatalities involving trucks also involve underrides, it’s obvious that this issue is a serious one. Because of the nature of this type of accident, there’s a high chance of serious injury and damages.


Types of Underride Accidents

There are two types of underride accidents. In both cases, the vehicle goes under the trailer. The only difference is where they do it. In one type, the vehicle goes under the back of the trailer. In other cases, it goes under the side.

At first, it might seem like these accidents are the result of a sudden stop made by the truck driver. However, truck drivers have a very difficult time braking quickly, especially when they have a trailer attached. Therefore, the cause is more likely to be some sort of mechanical failure or the end result of a multiple-vehicle accident where a car to the rear pushed the affected car under the trailer.


Seeking Compensation for Underride Accidents

One reason that makes pursuing a lawsuit for a truck accident so difficult is that truck drivers normally work for large companies who rely on teams of corporate lawyers. This can make it intimidating to manage these cases on your own.

However, you deserve to receive compensation for any expenses and damages you have suffered because of your truck crash. Medical bills, vehicle repair bills, lost wages and income, pain and suffering—anything related the accident should be compensated by those responsible.


Experienced Truck Accident Lawyers

The lawyers at Craig Swapp & Associates have the experience, training, and education to handle these cases and make sure the right person is held responsible. If you or someone you love has been in an underride truck accident, you deserve excellent legal representation to bring your case to a successful conclusion.

Our attorneys can examine the details of your wreck, and if you are entitled to compensation, we can ensure that you and your family members get what you need to move forward. If you would like to schedule a free consultation, please complete the form at the bottom of this page or call our office toll free at 1-800-404-9000.