Why are truck accident cases more complicated than other car accidents?
Truck accident cases tend to be more complicated than your typical car accident case for several reasons.
- Victims of truck accidents tend to suffer more severe injuries that can take longer, more extensive medical treatment. As a result, injured victims may have substantial damages and may still be undergoing treatment when their claim is being resolved through settlement negotiations. The ongoing treatment can make the process of resolving all issues more complicated.
- Truck accident cases involve more types of evidence than other kinds of motor vehicle crashes. That evidence includes truck driver logs, truck black box data and load manifests.
- While many motor vehicle accident cases usually only involve the drivers of the vehicles, truck accident cases can have several parties that share fault for the accident. That complicates the process of determining fault and assigning shares of liability.