There are significant differences between truck and car accidents

On Behalf of | Jan 10, 2019 | Truck Accidents

If you are a victim of a truck accident, you understand how complex and overwhelming the aftermath of this type of accident can be. Truck accidents can be quite severe, and you may find yourself dealing with the effects of both physical injuries and property damage. The expense and emotional trauma can be significant.

Truck accidents are quite different from other types of vehicle accidents. Due to the larger size and heavier weight of semitrailers and other commercial trucks, even a low-speed accident can have catastrophic consequences. The risk for injury is great. It may be beneficial for you to learn more about what makes this type of accident more complicated than other motor vehicle collisions.

Complicating factors after a truck accident 

If your accident was the result of the reckless or negligent actions of a truck driver or trucking company, you could have a rightful claim to financial compensation through a personal injury claim. However, even with a strong case and sufficient evidence, it is not always easy to secure the recovery you deserve. Some of the factors that can make truck accidents complex include the following:

  • The trucking industry must adhere to state and federal laws, and you may not be aware of how these regulations affect your unique situation.
  • Truck accident injuries are more likely to be serious, and the damage to the vehicles is likely to be significant.
  • Truck accidents are more likely than other types of collisions to result in a fatality.
  • Trucking companies are more likely to have expensive insurance coverage from companies experienced in fighting back against injury claims.

In these types of cases, the experience of your attorney matters. Before you accept a settlement or pursue a specific course of action, it is helpful to learn about all of the options available to you. 

Justice for the injured 

The aftermath of a truck accident is not easy to navigate, but you do not have to walk through it alone. You can fight for justice and pursue a beneficial outcome for yourself and your Florida family. Through a civil claim, you may be able to recoup your financial losses and secure appropriate compensation for damages.

Effectively confronting the tactics employed by insurance companies and pursuing an appropriate amount of compensation requires both experience and a close knowledge of the law. You may benefit from having the experienced guidance of a personal injury attorney during this difficult time.


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