Think of the difference in your reaction when a car tailgates your vehicle compared to when an 18-wheeler follows your car too closely. The difference between your reactions is the short answer to the question, “Is getting into an accident with a truck the same as a car accident?”
Yes, the much larger truck presents a much more significant risk of you sustaining one or more serious injuries. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), more than 5,000 people died, and another 160,000 sustained injuries in 2019 as a result of getting into an accident with a truck.
Although the severity of injuries can be much worse after an impact with a big rig, car and truck drivers share many things in common when it involves vehicle collisions. The operators of both types of motor vehicles go through the same insurance claim and civil lawsuit filing process, as well as have to meet the same deadline for filing certain legal documents. Personal injury attorneys litigating car and truck accident lawsuits must prove the presence of the same four elements of negligence.
Since 1988, the personal injury lawyers at Morgan and Morgan have recovered more than $14 billion in monetary damages for clients that won favorable legal judgments. We offer the legal support of car and truck accident attorneys that exclusively work on vehicle accident cases. With an experienced car or truck accident attorney on your side, you substantially improve your chances of receiving compensation to cover the costs associated with medical bills, property damages, and lost wages.
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