If you suffer damage or injury in an accident involving a commercial truck, you have the right to seek compensation from the liable party. When you attempt to do so, however, you might quickly realize that large truck accidents are far more complex than you expect.
The National Safety Council reports the involvement of 107,000 large trucks in accidents resulting in an injury for the year 2020. Despite being so seemingly common, these large truck crashes can be exceedingly complex for a couple of key reasons.
The damage can be extensive.
Commercial trucks are large, weighty and difficult to control. The result of this is that when an accident does occur, it tends to cause extreme damage to the victim’s car and possibly even to multiple other vehicles as well. Damage that is so extensive, widespread and that involves a great deal of property can be difficult to navigate in a lawsuit.
There may be multiple liable parties.
When you experience a commercial trucking accident, your initial reaction might be to seek action against the truck driver. The fact is, however, that many trucking accidents have multiple liable parties. The trucking company, manufacturers, maintenance crews and loading teams might all have a share of the blame in the circumstances leading to your crash.
Receiving the full compensation you deserve after a commercial trucking accident requires that you fully understand the damage you sustained and the liable parties you must pursue. You likely need the best settlement possible in order to return to your previous state of normalcy, but this can be difficult to achieve alone.