Trucking Accidents vs. Car Accidents – What’s the Difference?
Are you the victim of a trucking accident or a car accident? There are some significant differences. Here are the primary distinctions that can make a world of difference.
Difference #1: Size
The most significant difference between trucking and car accidents is size. Trucks weigh many tens of thousands of pounds more than the average car. Even an SUV or pickup is no match for a commercial truck. While car-on-car accidents can cause devastating damage, when up against a commercial vehicle, a car and its occupants has little or no chance of going unscathed.
Difference #2: Injuries
Any automobile accident can lead to injuries that range from minor to catastrophic. The difference between a car accident and a trucking accident lies in the chance of injury. If you’re involved in an accident with a commercial truck, the chance of injuries skyrockets.
Difference #3: Fault
In typical car accidents, the driver of one of the vehicles is generally at fault, either through negligence, impairment, distraction, or unavoidable hazards. However, in a collision with a large truck, the responsibility could lie with the driver, the trucking company, mechanical issues, load shifting, blind spots, or road hazards.
Do You Need a Lawyer?
If you or a loved one is the victim of a trucking accident, don’t hesitate when considering seeking legal counsel. With the potential for significant damage caused by an enormous vehicle, greater compensation is often necessary to help the survivors with medical care, recovery, and healing. Every trucking company has an experienced legal team that knows how to manage accidents and work to prevent large payouts. Without an experienced trucking accident lawyer on your side, it’s hard to go up against them and win. But we’ve got you covered. Our knowledgeable team will stand with you and represent you through the system to help you get justice.
If you’re the victim of a trucking accident, don’t wait. Contact Carr Legal Group for the help you need to get a fair settlement.Back