William W. Hurst
Law Office of William W. Hurst, LLC
50 S. Meridian St., Suite 600, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Did you know that a cargo-laden tractor-trailer weighs 20 times more than your car (80,000 pounds vs. 4,000 pounds)? According to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, in 2015, among the 263 million registered U.S. vehicles, 8.4 million were single-unit trucks, and 2.7 million more were combination trucks (tractor-trailers). That’s a lot of commercial vehicles on the roadways, which unfortunately exposes motorists and their passengers to the risk of involvement in a serious accident.
Although they may share common aspects with car accidents, truck accidents are often more serious and complex. As a result, truck accident victims should be sure to retain an attorney familiar with the specialized issues that often arise in truck accident litigation in order to fully protect their rights.
For starters, with a car accident, it’s usually easy to point fingers. Usually, one of the drivers involved can be held liable for the crash. But with a truck accident, there’s more to it. Besides the driver, other responsible parties may include:
What Other Differences between Truck Accidents and Car Accidents?
Here are some other ways that commercial truck accidents differ from crashes only involving privately owned cars, trucks, and motorcycles:
Call Us Today to Speak with an Indianapolis Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve been hurt in an accident involving a commercial truck, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible. To schedule, a free case evaluation with one of our personal injury lawyers in Indianapolis, fill out and submit our online contact form or call our office today at (317) 636-0808.
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