After an Underride Accident, Get the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer
An Arizona attorney who will fight for the compensation you deserve
Underride accidents are among the most dangerous types of truck accidents. In just seconds, you or a loved one can be left with serious and sometimes fatal injuries. You need an experienced Arizona truck accident lawyer who knows how to hold negligent parties accountable and can help you recover financial compensation.
Attorney Byron Browne of Browne Law Group understands the devastating impact that serious injuries can have on victims and their families. If you were hurt in a truck accident in Gilbert or anywhere in Maricopa County, we’re ready to help. Byron Browne is focused on helping you recover the compensation you deserve for what happened.
What is an underride accident?
In this type of crash, a car or passenger truck crashes into the side or back of a tractor-trailer and slides underneath it. The cabin of the car – where drivers and passengers sit – is directly in the line of impact.
Underride accidents are often caused by negligence. For example:
- The truck had faulty brakes or brake lights.
- The truck driver was inexperienced and did not brake properly.
- A truck was parked in a dangerous location, such as on a curve on a highway offramp.
- The truck driver was making an illegal U-turn.
- A truck driver was careless when making a turn on a street or highway.
- A truck driver was careless when backing out of a driveway or parking lot.
- The truck had broken down on the road, but the driver did not use hazard lights or reflective triangles.
Under Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations, trucks are required to have rear impact guards that can provide some protection in these crashes. But there are no regulations requiring the use of side impact guards.
Who is responsible in an underride crash? Depending on the situation, negligent parties may include drivers, trucking companies, and the manufacturers of defective equipment. But the problem is that negligent parties usually don’t admit to doing anything wrong. They refuse to accept responsibility, making it much more difficult for you to recover compensation.
Insurance companies are not on your side
Victims in underride accidents can suffer very serious injuries. These include head injuries such as concussions and other types of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some victims suffer broken bones, injuries to the neck, shoulder, or back, or even lost limbs. In many cases, victims can be left with a permanent disability.
Insurance companies are supposed to help when you’ve been hurt in an accident. But trucking companies and their insurance carriers aggressively fight claims for compensation. They know there’s a lot of money at stake.
They’ll use all kinds of tactics to try to pay you less. This includes questioning the seriousness of your injuries or arguing that your injuries were pre-existing. They may make you an offer to settle your claim. As your bills start to add up, it can be tempting to accept. But their offer will fall far short of the compensation you deserve.
That’s why you need the Anti-Lawyer Lawyer on your side.
Not your typical truck accident attorney
Attorney Browne knows all of the games that insurance companies play – and more importantly, how to fight back. He knows the impact that injuries have on your daily life and is not interested in a quick settlement that doesn’t meet your needs. He is committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.
Our team of legal professionals can investigate your underride accident. This involves taking steps to gain access to important evidence – video from traffic cameras, maintenance records, employment records, hours of service (HOS) logs, and information from the truck’s event data recorder (EDR). It involves reviewing accident reports, interviewing witnesses, and if needed, consulting accident reconstruction experts.
Attorney Browne builds strong cases that the insurance companies have to take seriously. He is not afraid to take a tough stance in settlement negotiations. You deserve compensation for all of the damages you suffered – including all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Schedule your free consultation
When you hire Byron Browne as your attorney, you get an experienced lawyer who takes a no B.S. approach. He will give you an honest assessment of your case. Our firm will guide you through the legal process every step of the way. And if you have questions, just call. Our clients get Byron Browne’s cell phone number.
If you were hurt in an underride accident in Arizona, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as you can. Contact us to schedule a free consultation. Attorney Browne can meet with you at our Gilbert office or at a location more convenient for you. Learn about your legal options and get answers to your questions.