What's the difference between an accident involving a commercial truck and a passenger car?
Commercial trucks (e.g., semi-trucks, tractor trailers) differ significantly from passenger cars in size and weight, causing more substantial damage in accidents.
- In accidents involving commercial trucks, the severity of injuries is usually much more serious compared to those involving passenger cars.
- Commercial vehicles are federally regulated, and there are safety guidelines and rules that apply to drivers and companies involved in shipping cargo commercially across the United States.
- Determining fault in commercial truck accidents can be more complex, as multiple parties (e.g., drivers, owners, cargo loaders) could be at fault.
- Commercial truck accidents typically involve larger insurance policies due to commercial insurance coverage, providing more significant compensation for injured parties.