There are a number of different reasons commercial trucking accidents are different from other types of motor vehicle crashes. To start, commercial truck accidents are far more likely to be catastrophic. Serious injuries require professional legal support. Large trucks are inherently dangerous — especially to the people in much smaller vehicles.
Truck accidents are also often far more complex than other car accidents. They have different causes and they involve a complex web of detailed state and federal regulations. Finally, trucking companies have commercial insurance policies with far higher limits than most drivers. Their insurance companies are highly aggressive. They have developed a wide range of strategies to reduce settlement offers. It is crucial that truck accident victims have a strong, experienced attorney on their side.