"Squeeze Play" Accident Attorneys Help Victims
Large trucks, like all vehicles, have to make turns to get to their destinations.
Unfortunately, it's not so easy for a semi-truck to make a right or left turn. The size of a rig and trailer makes it difficult to maneuver, and too sharp of a turn can cause a tractor-trailer to roll over.
When another vehicle is close by, the truck may push that vehicle between:
- The truck and the curb
- The truck and the median
- The truck and another object
These scenarios are known as squeeze play or "right hand squeeze" accidents.
While the size of large trucks makes squeeze play accidents a real risk on our roads, these accidents can be avoided if drivers have appropriate training. They must learn to maneuver safely, which includes techniques such as making wide right turns, anticipating eager drivers trying to slip past them, and cross-checking mirrors before attempting the swing right.
Squeeze Play Accidents Can Crush Cars
A car caught between a commercial vehicle and another object may be crushed, and the resulting injuries could be catastrophic. They include:
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
Some injuries may be fatal.
Even if you are seriously injured, it's up to you to prove who caused the squeeze play crash. Truckers are often, but not always, at fault for wide turn accidents. If they acted with due care, used signals, and drove at appropriate speeds, then they might not be liable for the squeeze play crash.
However, if a truck driver failed to do any of these things, then he or she—and the transportation company employer—could be responsible for the squeeze play accident and resulting injuries.
The experienced truck accident lawyers with Steven M. Lee, PC will investigate what happened in your squeeze play crash and fight hard for your fair financial compensation. Please fill out our online contact form today to learn more.