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Are truck accident cases the same as car accident cases?

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In some basic ways, car accident cases, truck accident cases, and most other personal injury cases are the same. In order to make a recovery, the person who was hurt must be able to prove that the defendant’s negligence caused the injury and the injured party must be able to prove the value of the damages. In either a truck accident case or a car accident case, a recovery may be made through settlement negotiations or in court.

But There Are Important Differences

While the basic premise of a truck accident case and a car accident case may be the same, there are important differences that often make truck accident cases more complicated than car accident cases. These differences include:

  • The number of potential defendants. Defendants in a truck crash may include the trucker, the trucking company, the company that loaded the cargo, the manufacturer of the truck, or the maintenance people who worked on the truck.
  • The complexity of the crash. Given the potential number of defendants and the federal regulations that govern the trucking industry, a truck accident case can be complicated.
  • The injuries and damages suffered in the crash. The size and weight of the truck can lead to significant injuries and damages.

Additionally, truck accident defendants are almost always represented by attorneys. They have a lot at stake financially and they want a strong defense. If you have been injured in a truck crash then you should be prepared for that defense and be ready to fight for your fair and just recovery.

Talk to a Truck Accident Lawyer Today If You’ve Been Hurt

Even if you’ve handled your own car accident case in the past, it is important to speak with an experienced truck accident lawyer before filing a truck accident case or pursuing settlement negotiations. Contact us online or call us directly at 800.800.5678. During a free initial consultation, an attorney can provide you with tips and resources for a successful truck accident case and help you protect your rights and potential legal recovery.

Jason F. Abraham
Managing Partner, Hupy and Abraham