What Makes Car Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks Different?

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What Makes Car Accidents Involving Commercial Trucks Different?

An auto accident of any kind has the potential to be devastating. Unfortunately, certain crashes are traditionally more damaging than others. For example, car accidents involving commercial trucks are usually particularly devastating. Please continue reading and reach out to a dedicated Manhattan car accident lawyer to learn more about what separates these accidents from others and how our legal team can help you fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:

How are car accidents that involve commercial trucks different from other car accidents?

The primary difference is that trucks dwarf other cars in size and weight. When a commercial truck collides with a more standard-sized car, the car is usually totaled. Truck accidents can happen for a wide range of reasons, including driver negligence, truck company negligence, negligent truck maintenance men, and more. That said, the most common cause of truck accidents is truck driver negligence. Some common examples of truck driver negligence are as follows:

  • Driving while under the influence
  • Speeding
  • Taking turns too quickly
  • Making turns too wide
  • Failing to account for blind spots
  • Not leaving enough time to brake
  • Driving while distracted
  • Driving while fatigued

What can I be compensated for?

As long as we can prove that you were hurt as a direct result of another party’s negligence, you should receive compensation to help you deal with economic damages, such as the cost of medical bills and lost wages, as well as non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional trauma, and a lower standard of life caused by your accident.

If you have any further questions about these accidents or how our legal team can help if you’ve been hurt in one, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or contact us online today.

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