While semi-trailer crashes can occur in any number of ways, the majority of them fall into a few categories. In this brief video, South Carolina accident attorney Rob Usry describes the major types of big rig crashes.

Hey folks, we're talking about types of tractor-trailer crashes. Most crashes fall into one of the few categories. The most horrifying type of tractor-trailer crash occurs when the 18-wheeler crosses the centerline and slams head-on into oncoming traffic. You can be rear-ended by a tractor-trailer if the trucker's driving distracted, speeding, or tailgating you. Sometimes bad brakes play a role in these cases. Then there's a t-bone crash where a trucker plows through a red light and slams into the side of your car. Underride crashes are especially tragic that can occur when a trucker stopped short and you don't have enough room to stop behind him causing you to slam into the back of the trailer which can shear off the top of your car. These crashes also occur on dark highways where an inadequately lit truck attempts to cross an intersection. Because you can't see the trailer you slam into it and go under. in adequately maintained equipment like tires or brakes can also play a role. that's why federal law requires pre-trip inspections. inadequate inspections or no inspection at all can contribute to these crashes.
If you've been involved in a serious tractor-trailer crash you might feel like it's all up to you to figure everything out. It's not. You have rights and we can help. Fill out our get help now form on our website and an experienced tractor-trailer accident lawyer will call you or contact you and the way you want to be contacted to get you on the right path. I thank you for thinking about this with me and I hope I see you soon                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Rob Usry
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Rob is a Spartanburg personal injury lawyer. Rob also practices as a workers' compensation attorney.