Are truck accident claims more complicated than other wrecks?

On Behalf of | Feb 1, 2024 | Truck Accidents |

If you are involved in a truck accident, you are likely to go through a different experience from someone filing a car accident claim. Your case may be a lot more complicated than an ordinary car wreck claim.

Here are four reasons truck accident claims can be more complicated than other motor vehicle accidents:

There is a high probability of severe injuries

Due to the size and weight of a truck, you are likely to suffer severe injuries in a truck accident. This translates to a much bigger claim, since you may be looking at a lifetime of disability or ongoing struggles with your recovery. Insurance companies do their best to avoid such high payouts, which means that you can expect more resistance to settlement.

Special rules and regulations may be considered

Besides traffic laws, trucks must observe special rules and regulations. These include hours of work, transportation regulations for different types of goods and so on. This can make an investigation into a truck accident more lengthy and involved than that of a typical car wreck.

Several parties may be responsible for your injuries

Another reason truck accident claims can be more complicated is several parties may be liable. The truck driver may be answerable if their negligent action led to the accident. But the trucking company, the cargo loader or the vehicle’s manufacturer may also be liable.

Therefore, determining liability may not be straightforward when filing a truck accident claim. Your team may need to conduct an intense investigation to identify the appropriate liable party. 

If you are involved in a truck accident, consider legal guidance to get the compensation you deserve.