How Are Truck Accidents Different than Car Accidents?
Commercial vehicles are much larger and can lead to a much higher level of destruction and injury. A “fender-bender” between two normal cars usually results in minimal damages and minor injuries. However, an accident of the same magnitude involving a commercial truck can be disastrous and result in severe injury. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury due to a truck accident, you should reach out to a truck accident lawyer at TorHoerman Law as soon as possible.
Truck drivers are generally professionals and remain alert and careful on the road. But, the higher risks involved in commercial trucking accidents equate to a large number of fatalities because of the sheer mass of the vehicle. Cargo onboard a commercial truck also contributes to the extent of the injuries. Unfortunately, there have been many truck accidents involving commercial trucks that contain flammable or hazardous materials creating an increased risk for the truck driver and all other parties involved in the crash.