When it comes to commercial truck crashes and car accidents, there are
some significant differences that can impact your damage claim. For one,
trucking companies will do whatever they can to give their legal team
an advantage over a claimant.
These companies can afford a team of lawyers who have access to legal resources
that are not available to the average person. In this blog, we talk about
the key differences between
commercial truck crashes and
The majority of collisions can be linked to a driver’s negligence
or incompetence. From
drinking and driving to texting while driving, people who choose to drive while they are distracted
frequently cause serious accidents on the road. In addition to
distracted driving, commercial truck accidents are also commonly caused by
driver exhaustion and improperly secured cargo.
The damage that is inflicted in a commercial truck accident is often significantly
greater than the damage caused by a collision with a smaller car. Considering
the weight and size differences, truck accidents have the potential to
cause greater injuries than car accidents. Commercial truck accidents
also have a higher fatality rate. Aside from the differences in physical
damage, the compensation amounts sought in commercial truck accident cases
are much greater than the average car accident.
Perhaps the most substantial difference between the two types of accidents
is that car accident claims are usually filed against a single individual,
while commercial truck accident claims are often filed against multiple
parties. The truck driver, parent company, management, and maintenance
crew, can all be held liable for a commercial truck accident.
Were you in an accident with a commercial truck or passenger vehicle? If
so, you should immediately consult with our legal team. At
Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law, we have years of experience helping clients throughout New York and New
Jersey with heir legal issues. Our lawyer is ready to fight for the compensation
and peace of mind that you deserve.
Contact our Bergen County attorney
to begin your free consultation today.