ACCIDENT TYPES: CARS VS. TRUCKS
Key Differences Between a Car Wreck and One Involving a Truck
An auto accident involving a vehicle of any size is traumatic, whether it is a semi tractor trailer, a sport utility vehicle, a car or a motorcycle. Every type of vehicle has different physical components, causes different kinds of impacts, and has a different legal definition and approach.
The Attorneys at Doran, Beam & Farrell are equipped to sort through the complexities of the many state and federal laws governing these cases. This expertise helps us optimize the amount of damages that can be recovered on your behalf for injuries sustained in these types of accidents.
How the Law Sees These Accident Types
In a car crash it’s usually the driver who bears the brunt of responsibility for the damage they have caused. In some cases there are other liable parties, like the individual or establishment who served the intoxicated driver prior to a drunk driving accident. Compensation can also be found through the client’s own insurance policy, especially when the other driver is uninsured, under-insured or difficult to locate.
There are many components involved in the safe operation of a truck, and they go well beyond the driver. Potentially, other responsible parties can include the owner of the truck, the company that leased it, the warehouse that packed it, the manufacturer that made its tires, and the mechanic that repaired it. Any these avenues can be pursued in a personal injury or wrongful death case.
The Laws That Govern Trucks
Due to their massive size, amongst other things, many state and federal guidelines are in place to help make large trucks safer on our roads. These can range from the amount of time a driver is allowed to operate the vehicle in a day to the reflective markings that increase the visibility of these vehicles. Our knowledge of these regulations helps us determine the real degree of damages to which you are entitled. Please be aware, many practices do not possess expertise in these areas and can leave victims with less compensation than they deserve.
Involved in a Truck Accident?
Trucking companies have a vast arsenal of experts hired to reduce their financial losses in the event of an accident. As just one individual, your best bet when pitted against this is to seek help from a team of legal experts whose thorough knowledge can help you fully pursue the claim to the fullest extent.
Contact our office today for your FREE CONSULTATION with one of our Auto Accident Attorneys – 727-846-1000
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