3 Reasons Truck Accidents Can Be More Complex than Car Accidents
At Cofman Townsley, we believe that all auto accident victims should be represented by experienced St. Louis car accident attorneys after crashes that weren’t their fault. Even when it’s clear that other drivers caused their crashes, it’s still important for victims to have experienced legal representation on their side to protect them from insurance companies that want nothing more than to reduce or deny their settlements.
And when it comes to truck accidents, the above statements are even more relevant and true. That’s because truck accidents are even more complex than auto accidents due to three primary reasons:
- Multiple parties may be to blame—Three separate parties may be responsible for a single truck—the driver, the company that uses it to transport goods, and the person or company that owns the truck. Each of those parties is required to follow certain safety guidelines, and when they fail to do so, they can be held liable for crashes.
- There are more laws and regulations—Investigating auto accidents and determining liability often involves simply pinpointing when and where drivers violated traffic laws. But in addition to traffic laws, the trucking industry is also regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which has its own set of guidelines people in the industry must abide.
- Claims may be worth more money—Because truck accidents often result in greater property damage and more severe injuries, victims often require more compensation. And when there’s more money at stake, insurance companies become even less cooperative and willing to pay victims the damages they deserve.
If you or someone you love was hurt in a truck accident, don’t risk having your claim reduced or denied. You’ve been through a lot, and you’re owed significant damages. Contact us today for a free consultation.