Trucks are cars on a much bigger scale, which means all of the issues that come along with a truck accident are usually bigger as well.
First of all, after you get into an accident with a truck, you're injury claim will not involve only the negligent truck driver. That truck driver also comes with a trucking company and an insurance company...and they do not mess around. They are all professionals at dealing with the repercussions of a truck accident, and their primary goal is to walk away paying you as little as possible.
Truck accidents can also be different from car accidents when it comes to the severity of injuries. Loaded 18-wheelers can be as heavy as eight tons and they are much, much larger than that little Hyundai Accent on the highway. This means trucks can cause a whole lot of damage in a short amount of time and the injuries passenger vehicle drivers sustain can be catastrophic. Truck accidents frequently leave victims with traumatic brain injuries, serious burns, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and other injuries that require a great deal of medical care.
The causes of truck accidents can be different from car accidents, simply because of the size of the truck and how they are shaped. Trucks roll over easily when they're caught off-balance and they can also jack-knife when there's a delay in reaction time and disabled front brakes.
Were you the victim of a truck accident in the Seattle area? Contact Max Meyers Law for a free consultation today by calling 425-242-5595 or 888-230-4970.