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Why commercial vehicle accidents are more complex

On Behalf of | Mar 7, 2024 | Civil Litigation, Injuries, Personal Injury |

If you have ever seen a big truck on the road, you know how big they are. When accidents happen involving these giant trucks, things can get complicated quickly.

First, let us define what a commercial vehicle is.

Any vehicle used for work purposes is a commercial vehicle. Imagine a FedEx or UPS truck. These delivery trucks are examples of commercial vehicles. They are typically on the road a lot, transporting goods from one place to another. Buses, which are also commercial vehicles, carry people from one place to another.

Why are commercial vehicles riskier?

By the title of this post, you know we are writing about commercial vehicles being more dangerous than regular vehicles, like a car. Why is this the case?

  • Larger vehicles cause more harm because of their size.
  • Commercial vehicles are usually not owned by the driver, so any claims involve more people.
  • Insurance claims are more complicated because commercial vehicles have different insurance policies than regular vehicles do, so the question of who pays what becomes more challenging to answer.
  • Investigations involving commercial vehicles take longer and require more evidence.
  • Injuries are usually more severe because the force of the impact is stronger.

With these additional risks, driving behind, beside or around a massive truck sounds terrifying, right?

For that reason, it is critical to understand the augmented risks when trucks are involved in order to be especially alert when you’re on the road and see a truck passing by.

Try not to be around a truck for long, if possible. If you can safely pass them, do so, which will eliminate the danger of crashing into the commercial vehicle.

Who represents you matters

Any accident is traumatic but when we talk about accidents involving commercial vehicles, the potential for serious injuries is much higher, so knowing this will hopefully help people understand and act accordingly.

If you or anyone you know is involved in an accident, especially one where there is a commercial vehicle involved, you need tough representation that is dependable, knowledgeable and always here to answer your questions.