Each day motorists see various types of vehicles out on the road, including different types of trucks. Trucks can actually be classified into various subsets and even within those classifications there can be variations of these trucks.
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Additionally, it is noted that there are approximately 10 million large trucks registered in the United States and approximately 58,000 were involved in injury-related crashes.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a large truck crash, the victim may be entitled to compensation for property damage, medical bills, lost wages, and more.
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Types of Trucks
Big, small, long, tall, and flat are all adjectives that may be used to describe a truck. However, not all trucks are alike and knowing the different kinds there are could be helpful as it could allow someone to know where the trucks blind spots are, truck driver liability, and more.
Commonly trucks can be classified as light, medium, heavy, and very heavy. Within these classifications there are many different types of trucks.
Light Trucks - may include sports utility vehicles and minivans, but primarily these types of trucks encompass pick-up trucks, small tow trucks, and canopy trucks. Usually these types of trucks do not carry very heavy cargo and the weight of the entire vehicle is much lighter than that or their larger counterparts. This may also include USPS vehicles.
Medium Trucks Larger than a full-size van but smaller than a heavy duty truck. Usually these trucks are used to carry medium to heavy cargo and includes box trucks, medium-duty commercial trucks, flatbed trucks, smaller fire trucks, FedEx trucks, and UPS trucks.
Large Trucks This includes large semi-trailers, dump trucks, garbage trucks, and other types of heavy transporters such as logging trucks. Furthermore there is more than one type of semi-trailer, doubles and triples include semi-trucks with 1-3 trailers.
The type of cargo being carried can also affect those on the road, if a truck is involved in a crash and their cargo is dropped it could lead to a multi-vehicle pile-up, exposure to hazardous waste, and more.
Types of Truck Accident Collisions
Primarily most types of truck collisions are similar to car accidents, however, there are some particular types of accidents that differ from those involving two small cars.
Some types of truck accidents include:
- Blind Spot Accidents
- Truck Underride
- Jackknife Collision
- Runaway Trailer
Large trucks have a greater amount of blind spots so drivers and fellow motorists should be aware of these dangers. Truck underride and jackknife accidents are specific to semi-trailers as is a runaway trailer.
Contact our Knoxville Truck Accident Attorney Today
Truck accidents are an everyday occurrence that can lead to serious injuries and property damage. If you or a loved one has been injured in a truck accident caused by a careless driver, and the victim is seeking legal counsel, our attorneys are ready to help.
With more than 40 years of combined legal experience, the knowledgeable attorneys at Greg Coleman Law can provide comprehensive legal guidance on your specific case. We can help guide you through the entire litigation process to ensure that you receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you are eligible for.
Our main office is located in Knoxville, Tennessee and we proudly serve the surrounding areas, including:
- Strawberry Plains
- and many more.
Do not hesitate to contact us today at (865) 247-0080 (1-800- 487-8669) for a FREE initial case review with one of our attorneys. Our steadfast intake staff members will connect you with one of our attorneys best suited in handling your claim after a few preliminary questions.
We can also be contacted online. Fill out the FREE CASE REVIEW form at the top right hand corner of this page and your information will be reviewed right away.