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The complexity of truck accidents

On Behalf of | Sep 16, 2023 | Personal Injury, Truck Accidents

All automobile accidents in Texas and around the world can create havoc and tragedy. However, some tend to be worse than others. This is certainly true of accidents involving large trucks. The damage, injuries, pain and suffering resulting from such truck accidents can be massive. If you have been harmed in such an accident, you should know your legal rights.

Why truck accidents are legally distinct from normal accidents

While all automobile accidents are serious, truck accidents are viewed as even more serious by most legislators and other involved parties. As such, they are regulated by the legal system a bit differently than a regular fender bender would be. For one, in normal car accidents, typically, two parties are involved, the two drivers. Things are a bit more complex with a big rig accident. Parties involved could include:

  • the driver
  • multiple other drivers involved in the accident
  • the trucking company
  • the loading company
  • the service provider
  • multiple insurance companies
  • owners of damaged property
  • law enforcement

As such, things can get complex fast. Some big truck crashes include multiple other vehicles. In some instances, multiple big trucks are involved, and that will create even more legal complexity.

Truck accident negligence

One of those issues that can be quite complex in a trucking accident case is attributing negligence to the appropriate party for the damage incurred. This can be very different than a traditional car accident between two drivers. For example, the driver may have fallen asleep at the wheel. In that case, it may not only be the truck driver at fault. Instead, it may also be the trucking company that did not give that driver adequate time to make the delivery. If the driver had to forgo sleep to make a deadline, the employer was negligent for creating that situation.

Understanding the complexities of trucking accident law can be helpful as you seek compensation. You may be entitled to financial support as you and your family recover from the accident.