How Truck Accidents Can Differ From Car Accidents

At first glance, motor vehicle accidents involving commercial trucks may seem similar to crashes involving two or more smaller automobiles. Due to the size and weight of 18-wheelers and other commercial-grade trucks, however, a collision can wreak far more damage and result in far more serious injuries than other types of accidents involving cars.

Our law firm, Wilt & Klausing, PLLC, has an entire team that can accurately assess your personal injury claim. Our attorneys will negotiate with insurers and aggressively pursue a settlement or verdict that helps you through your injuries. Two hallmarks of our firm are operating with integrity and with honesty; no matter who is the defendant in your case, we will conduct your case in a manner you will be proud of.

Key Differences In A Truck Accident Case

Several factors in accident cases involving trucks make them unique:

  1. The sheer size of a truck makes it more dangerous in a collision. An 18-wheeler with a full load can weigh at least 20 times more than an ordinary passenger car. This means trucking accidents are more likely to result in catastrophic or fatal accidents than other types of wrecks.
  2. Liability in a truck accident is often more complex. Potential defendants in a lawsuit could include the trucker, the trucking company, its insurer, the manufacturer of certain parts of the vehicle and even a mechanic who serviced the truck.

  3. Commercial truckers are often in different driving situations than noncommercial motorists are. Driver fatigue, distraction by text or phone or other means, and pressure to make deadlines and possibly speed are all unfortunately common.

While our firm puts your well-being first and foremost, we also recognize that one important aspect of pursuing a lawsuit is to bring accountability where it is needed. The lawyer who represents your case will research all the evidence available and present a compelling claim for compensation. He will strive to maximize the amount you are able to recover, whether it comes through a negotiated settlement or a civil trial.

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We serve personal injury clients throughout Kentucky. To have your truck accident case evaluated, call us in Louisville at 800-675-4691 or send us an email through our online intake form.