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Trucking Accidents vs. Car Accidents: What's the Difference?

Skid marks on a Texas road after a truck or car accident

Trucking accidents and car accidents may seem similar, but they have important differences that can impact your personal injury case. Here are the top five differences you need to know:

1. Severity of Injuries

Trucking accidents are often more severe than car accidents due to the size and weight of the truck. This can result in more serious injuries, longer recovery times, and higher medical bills.

2. Liability

Liability in trucking accidents is often more complex than car accidents. There may be multiple parties involved, such as the truck driver, trucking company, and manufacturer. It's important to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help determine who is responsible for your damages.

3. Federal Regulations

Trucking companies are subject to federal regulations that don't apply to drivers of passenger cars. These regulations cover things like driver hours of service, vehicle maintenance, and cargo securement. Violations of these regulations can be used as evidence of negligence in a personal injury case.

4. Investigation

Trucking accidents require a more thorough investigation than car accidents. This may involve obtaining the truck's black box data, reviewing the driver's logs, and inspecting the vehicle for maintenance issues. Your personal injury lawyer should have experience handling these types of investigations.

5. Damages

Damages in trucking accidents are often higher than in car accidents due to the severity of injuries and the liability of multiple parties. Your personal injury lawyer should be experienced in calculating damages for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses.

If you've been injured in a trucking or car accident, it's important to work with a personal injury lawyer who understands the differences between these types of cases. At the Law Offices Of Vic Feazell, P.C., we have the experience and expertise to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or by phone today to schedule a free consultation. (254) 938-6885