Top RI and MA Trucking Accident Lawyers: Top 3 Reasons Why Trucking Accidents Are More Complicated Than Passenger Vehicle Accidents

Did you know that semi-trucks are, on average, 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger vehicles? This speaks to just one of the ways trucking accidents are more complicated and dangerous than passenger vehicle accidents.

Most of us are familiar with how it feels to drive right next to a semi-truck or other large commercial vehicle. Many of us sharpen our focus, keep our hands firmly on 10 and 2, and become extra cognizant of the truck’s every move. Why is that?

Well, in part, we inherently know how dangerous semi-trucks can be. They are some of the largest and heaviest vehicles on the road. Not to mention, they have undeniably huge blind spots, wide turn radiuses, and long stop distances. In short, no one wants to be in a semi-truck or other commercial truck’s way.

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At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we support RI and MA car and trucking accident victims day in and day out. If you or a loved one are injured in either type of accident, call us today to discuss your case!

As personal injury lawyers who practice in RI and southeast MA, we see plenty of trucking and passenger vehicle accidents. So, today’s article will discuss our top 3 reasons why trucking accidents are generally more complicated than passenger vehicle accidents.

1.  Determining Who is At Fault in Your Trucking Accident is Tricky.

One of the major reasons trucking accidents are more complicated than passenger vehicle accidents is that it is likely that more parties will be involved. This can make establishing who is truly at fault more difficult, especially for a non-attorney. Parties that can be involved (and at fault) in trucking accidents include:

  • The truck driver
  • The truck driver’s employer
  • The tractor and the trailer owner
  • The owner of any freight being delivered
  • The manufacturer of the trailer, tractor, or another part of the truck
  • A third-party maintenance or service company

Additionally, trucking accident at-fault parties often prepare to litigate accidents like yours. In other words, they hire mega insurance companies and lawyers to fight personal injury cases tooth and nail. Luckily, we at Bottaro Injury Lawyers have experience going up against the big guys and have successfully secured large settlements for our trucking accident clients!

2.  The More Injuries, the More Complicated Valuing Your Case Becomes.

Another reason why trucking accidents tend to be more complicated is because of the serious, and sometimes fatal, injuries victims sustain from them. The more complex your injuries, the more important it is to talk to a skilled trucking accident lawyer right away to get your medical needs covered.

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Some of the most common injuries our clients sustain after a trucking accident include: brain, head, neck, spinal cord, and soft tissue injuries. Oftentimes, victims need extensive and repeated care. Leave it to the exerts to calculate medical costs, pain and suffering, and even permanent impairment values. Call us today!

Calculating the value of your case is an essential part of how we fight for our client’s rights. When there are more medical procedures, appointments, surgeries, etc., to follow, the more value we need to calculate and prove.

3.  The Trucking Industry is Highly Regulated.

As personal injury attorneys practicing in RI and southeast MA, our work regularly requires us to research, interpret, and apply state laws to our cases. We work hard to stay on top of all RI and MA personal injury laws.

In addition to state laws that govern truck driving, the trucking industry is also highly regulated at the federal level. These cases often call for meticulous review and application of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations. These regulations govern many aspects of the trucking industry, including hiring, training, and retaining drivers, and help us discover who is at fault for your injuries.

Trucking accidents tend to be more complicated than passenger vehicle accidents. This is because trucks themselves are larger and tend to cause more injury, there are more players involved that could be at fault, and state and federal regulations require increased attention to detail and familiarity with the law. If you or a loved one are injured in a RI or southeast MA trucking accident, call us as soon as possible to discuss your case!

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