A truck accident can be much more serious than a regular traffic accident involving passenger cars due primarily to the size of a commercial truck.
If you have been involved in a truck accident, it is important that you contact an experienced truck accident lawyer right away. Truck accidents can be complicated because they can include, for example, witness testimonies, insurance companies for the driver and the owner of the truck, and medical records review.
While the consequences of a truck accident can be much more severe, truck accidents can occur for many of the same reasons as passenger vehicle accidents, and for other reasons, such as:
- Oversized trucks
- Overloaded trucks
- Failure to yield
- Reckless Driving
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Poor Road Conditions
- Aggressive Driving
- Improperly Maintained Safety Precautions
- Improperly Maintained Braking Systems
- Poor Visibility
- Lack of Driver Training
- Lack of Driver Experience
An experienced truck accident attorney will be familiar with all the steps involved in a truck accident claim. They will know how to deal with the truck driver, the truck owner, and their subsequent insurance companies.