Truck Accidents Claim vs. Car Accident Claim
Vehicle accidents are a major inconvenience for all parties involved. With over 6 million car accidents and 415,000 truck accidents per year, it's important to know the proper steps to take post-accident to avoid any additional stress. There are many factors that make truck accident and car accident claims unique. Consider the following.
Injuries: Truck accidents tend to cause more severe injuries and fatalities than car accidents due to the sheer size and weight of the different vehicles. Because of this, compensation awarded in truck accidents is often much more than in car accident claims.
Liability: When it comes to car accidents, it is sometimes more clear which party is responsible for the accident. This makes a claim much easier when you can file it against another driver. However, with truck accidents, many routes of liability can be discovered. This is why having a great lawyer can go a long way with truck accident claims.
Insurance: Insurance companies want to pay as little as possible when it comes to accidents. While regular driving insurance for cars can seem complicated, insurance for commercial trucks is full of additional policies, which makes filing claims more difficult. Having as much information about the accident and all parties involved is vital to filing a claim and maximizing your chances for compensation.
Regulations: Unlike cars, commercial trucks are governed by many state and federal trucking regulations. These regulations can affect the maintenance of trucks to the number of hours drivers can drive. Knowing these regulations and following them can help your case. Lawyers are great resources for going over all of the regulation's truckers must follow and making sure none were broken during an accident.
After a serious truck or car accident, it's important to contact an experienced lawyer. Joe McCarron of McCarron Law Firm has experience with car and truck accident compensation and can handle your case. To determine if you need a lawyer for your case, contact Joe today online or call 309-820-1010 for a free initial consultation!