Any vehicle accident is a traumatic experience, but being involved in a crash with a commercial truck can be devastating. About 1 in 10 highway deaths occur in a collision involving a large truck, and most deaths are passenger vehicle occupants.
Here are some other ways in which a truck accident differs from a car accident:
Large trucks transporting goods often travel across states, so they must register with federal departments that impose many regulations, like requiring special driver’s licenses and the use of logbooks. These regulations come into play when figuring out how an accident occurred and whose fault it was.
Semi-trucks can weigh 80,000 pounds. That weight can inflict a lot of damage on a 4,000-pound car and cause severe injuries to its passengers.
More expensive insurance policies
Insurance policies for commercial trucks can be worth 50 times more than the insurance policy a passenger vehicle carries. That can mean millions of dollars for the insurance company, which is why it will look for ways to avoid paying a great sum.
Because of more regulations, larger damage and more expensive insurance, you need experience on your side when you are involved in a semi-truck collision. Steinberg Law Firm has skilled commercial car accident lawyers who are prepared to help you with your case. For a free consultation with an experienced Charleston trucking accident lawyer, please contact Steinberg Law Firm at 843-720-2800.