Are Truck Accident Claims Worth More than Car Accident Claims?
When it comes to injury claims, it’s important to know that compensation is based on damages. That means that the amount of money a person can receive depends on how much their life was affected by their injury. The greater the medical bills, the longer they’re out of work, and the more pain and suffering they incur, the more money they may be able to receive.
That means that someone slipping and falling on a wet floor could result in a bigger payout than someone who is hit by a drunk driver at interstate speeds. That’s because the person who slipped and fell could suffer far more serious injuries, including paralysis, than the person in the vehicle, who may suffer only minor injuries.
When it comes to truck accident claims vs car accident claims, truck accident claims usually, but don’t always, result in more money for victims. That’s because of physics. Semi-trucks weigh up to 80,000 pounds, while even oversized SUVs weigh only around 6,000 pounds. Crashes involving semi-trucks are more likely to cause greater damages than crashes involving passenger vehicles simply because they weigh so much more.
As a victim of an auto accident or any other type of injury, it can be difficult to determine how much money your claim is worth on your own. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke truck accident lawyers can investigate every aspect of your accident, including all the ways it has and will affect your life. Then, we’ll work hard to get you full compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.