There are a few key differences between these two types of accidents, but in general it comes down to the potential severity of the accident. Commercial trucks are larger and heavier than passenger vehicles, and when they are involved in an accident the potential for serious injuries is increased dramatically. Some potential injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Permanent paralysis
- Traumatic brain injury
- Lost limbs
Along with the safety issues and the increased risk of serious injuries, trucking accident can often require more complex legal proceedings due the nature of the accident. It's possible that more than just the driver can be held liable, and the trucking companies will often fight much harder to avoid paying out what you're owed.
Essentially, the basics of these accidents are the same, but the complexities of trucking accidents mean that having our team on your side is very important and key for getting what you're owed.