Differences Between a Truck Accident Claim and a Car Crash Claim

There are many differences between a truck accident claim and a car crash claim. That's why you need an experienced attorney on your side. Call us today.

Question:

How is a truck accident claim different than a car accident claim?

Answer:

I had a client from North Augusta call me last week who had been a client 20 years ago when they had been in an automobile wreck. Having been involved in a tractor trailer and commercial trucking case more recently, they wanted to know the difference between an automobile case and a tractor trailer case. If you’re reading this, you may have the same question. I’ll share with you what I shared with my client. Differences Between a Truck Accident Claim and a Car Crash Claim

Tractor trailer cases are governed by many federal rules and regulations that govern these large tractor trailers. These vehicles are so large and so hard to stop, they have very specific rules on trying to keep our citizens safe. You need an experienced tractor trailer attorney who knows these federal rules and regulations and can preserve the data early on in the process, such as logbooks of the driver, fuel expenses to show how many miles they’re driving in between fuels stops, and the black box data recorder which records speed and braking distances. Many tractor trailers have video cameras that will also show the actual wreck itself. If an experienced lawyer does not get involved early on, many of the trucking companies will destroy and discard this evidence, which may make the case harder to prove.

If you have any questions about the differences between automobile wrecks and tractor trailer cases in the state of South Carolina, give us a call. We’d be happy to help.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a commercial vehicle wreck and have questions about the differences between a truck accident claim and a car crash claim? Contact the experienced North Augusta truck accident lawyers at Nimmons Malchow Johnson today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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