Recently, we’ve had a number of truck accident cases that involved “off-tracking,” where trucks make right turns. Most right turns require extra room because the turns are tighter than the turning radius of a tractor. When a truck driver makes the wrong type of turn, it can lead to an increased chance for an accident.
In a jug handle turn, the driver moves left before turning right, which can confuse drivers who are on the inside of the tractor, and it does not allow the trailer to move away from the curb. This type of turn often results in the trailer running into the curb or a vehicle on the left.
So what do we do? Through our investigation, we attempt to determine whether the truck driver made the proper turn, which would have prevented a truck accident. Sometimes we are able to obtain dash-cams which show improper turns. We will also hire experts to reenact or perform calculations to determine whether the turn was improper.
In one case we handled, a truck driver struck a vehicle while attempting to make a turn. The truck driver said he could not have made the proper turn because of the location of the driveway he was attempting to enter. We hired a truck driver and an expert to reenact the turn and even obtained drone footage to show a safer turn could have been made. Through hard work, we were able to obtain a seven figure recovery for our client.
Experienced Truck Accident Attorneys
A truck accident is a personal injury situation that should not be taken lightly. With countless landmark victories in truck accident cases, our attorneys work hard to prepare the best approach to help you get the compensation you need to move forward. If you or a loved one has recently been injured during a truck accident, call MHM and we will help you fight your case from start to finish.