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How is a commercial truck accident claim different from a regular car accident claim?

How is a commercial truck accident claim different from a regular car accident claim

A commercial truck accident claim is different from a regular car accident claim in several significant ways. These differences are primarily due to the unique nature of commercial trucks, the federal regulations that govern them, the potential for more severe injuries and damages, and the involvement of multiple parties.

What Makes Semi-Truck Accidents Different from Other Types of Car Crashes?

Commercial trucks are much larger and heavier than regular passenger cars, which often leads to more severe injuries and extensive property damage in accidents involving commercial trucks. The higher risk of catastrophic injuries in truck accidents means that the potential compensation sought in commercial truck accident claims tends to be higher than in regular car accident claims.

Commercial trucks are subject to strict federal regulations imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

These regulations include:

  • Driver training and licensure
  • Hours of service
  • Vehicle maintenance
  • Cargo securement

Violating these regulations can significantly impact liability and may create additional avenues for compensation in commercial truck accident claims.

In truck accident claims, multiple parties may be potentially liable for the accident. Beyond the truck driver, the trucking company, vehicle owner, cargo loaders, and even the truck's manufacturer may share responsibility for the accident. Identifying all the liable parties is crucial in ensuring maximum compensation for the injured party.

Commercial trucks are required to carry higher insurance coverage compared to regular passenger cars. The higher coverage is mandated to account for the potential for greater damage and injuries in accidents involving commercial vehicles. This increased coverage can impact the potential compensation available to victims of commercial truck accidents.

Commercial truck accidents often require more extensive investigations due to the complexity of the vehicles and the involvement of federal regulations. Gathering evidence from the truck's black box data, driver logs, maintenance records, and other sources is crucial in establishing liability in commercial truck accident claims.


Can A Truck Crash Lawyer Handle My Claim?

Given the complexities and higher stakes involved in commercial truck accidents, it is essential for victims to seek legal representation from truck accident lawyers experienced in handling these specific types of cases. Truck accident attorneys understand the unique laws, regulations, and liability factors associated with commercial truck accidents.


Overall, commercial truck accident claims are more complex and challenging than regular car accident claims. If you have been involved in a commercial truck accident, seeking legal counsel from an experienced truck accident lawyer is essential to navigate the complexities of these cases and ensure your rights are protected throughout the legal process.


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If you've been injured in a commercial truck accident, don't settle for less than you deserve. Schedule a free consultation with a truck accident lawyer at MVP Accident Attorneys to discuss your case and explore your legal options. Our dedicated team will fight tirelessly to protect your rights and ensure you obtain the compensation you deserve for all accident-related damages. Contact us today to learn more.


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Brett Sachs

Brett S. Sachs graduated from Michigan State University College of Law with Cum Laude Honors. While attending Michigan State, Brett was awarded for his service in the Michigan State University College of Law Civil Rights Clinic, where he represented prisoners of the Michigan Department of Corrections from injustices brought upon them. Learn more.

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