How Truck Accident Cases are Different from Other Traffic Claims

How Truck Accident Cases are Different from Other Traffic Claims

Truck accident cases require an experienced lawyer who is familiar with this type of accident. They are not the same as car crashes, even though the legal concepts are similar.

The most obvious difference between a truck and car accident is that truck accident injuries tend to be more severe. Trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds fully loaded. This is over 25 times the weight of the car. They will have more momentum in a crash, and the laws of physics state that they crash with more force. As a result, injured drivers and their passengers could suffer the following in an accident:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Death

Truck Accidents Often Involve Regulations

Truck accidents could also involve numerous regulations that an attorney needs to know as they seek to prove fault in your accident. These could include:

  • Mandatory driver rest
  • Maintenance and inspection requirements
  • Driver hiring and qualification rules

When the trucking company breaks these rules, they could be found responsible for the accident. Your attorney should know what to look for right after they take your case.

In a truck accident, there is also the possibility of a corporate defendant. The truck driver usually works for a trucking company. This means that they are an agent of the trucking company, and their employer is responsible for anything wrong that they do on the job. Trucking companies usually have larger insurance policies to cover the extensive damages that trucks can cause. If the insurance policy is not enough to pay the damages, accident victims could sue the trucking company.

Seek Help from Experienced Morrow Truck Accident Lawyers

For help with your legal claim for money in the aftermath of your truck accident, contact an attorney at Ben F. Windham PC online or call us at 833.236.9467. We are standing by for a free consultation.