Are Truck Accident Claims More Difficult to Win than Auto Accident Claims?
Every injury claim is unique with its own set of circumstances and challenges. But one type of claim stands out among many others for overall complexity and difficulty: truck accident claims. Although truck accident claims seem similar to auto accident claims on the surface, victims often face more pushback and hurdles than people who were hurt by negligent drivers of passenger vehicles.
There are a few reasons for this:
- Multiple parties may be at fault—Unlike auto accidents where fault often lies with a single party, truck accidents can have multiple liable parties. The drivers, truck companies, and truck owners may all share liability, but finding proof of each party’s liability can be difficult.
- More compensation may be on the line—Big trucks can weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while even the largest passenger vehicles often top out at around 6,000 pounds. The size and weight difference means injuries are often more severe and costly, and that means more compensation is needed.
- More evidence may need to be collected to prove fault—Proving another driver’s negligence usually involves determining if they broke one or more traffic laws. Truck accident claims involve that AND proving whether potentially at-fault parties violated guidelines and rules specific to the trucking industry.
Although truck accident claims can be more complex than auto accident claims, having an experienced Roanoke truck accident lawyer on your side means that you’ll have peace of mind and a much better chance of getting full compensation than going it alone.
Contact Skolrood Law Firm today for a free consultation.