As explained by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, large commercial trucks are unable to make turns or maneuvers as easily as other types of vehicles due to their size. Large trucks are up to 14 feet long and have a high center of gravity that prevents them from making the same sharp turns as other vehicles without tipping over. The term “squeeze play” refers to a vehicle that gets squeezed or crushed between the truck and the curb or gets wedged beneath the truck tires during the turn. How does this happen? Here are some examples:
As with any commercial vehicle crash, a wide turn truck accident can cause severe damages and losses to victims. Due to the complexity of such incidents, legal action may be required to help compensate the victims for the losses caused by the negligent acts of the truck driver.
Pursuing legal action is vital in a trucking crash case. It will not only benefit the injured victim, but it may also help launch an investigation into a trucking company’s policies and safety practices. In some instances, this can help prevent future accidents and injuries from occurring.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a truck crash, contact our team of attorneys at Scartelli Olszewski, P.C. so we can discuss your situation and your possible options to obtain compensation. We’ve handled thousands of complex cases and are here to help.
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