How are truck accidents different from other motor vehicle crashes?

The sheer weight and size of trucks increases the likelihood of serious injuries and even death when compared to accidents that involve cars or other smaller vehicles. Trucks are more difficult to control since they tend to carry heavy cargo. There is also a heightened risk of rollovers.

Truck accidents involve multiple parties including the crash victim, the truck driver, a commercial trucking company and their insurance carrier. Another aspect that makes truck accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents is that the trucking industry is governed by complex federal regulations. These regulations affect how truck accidents are investigated and how liability is assigned.

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