Sharing the road with large trucks can be scary for some drivers — and, unfortunately, truck accidents do happen. But, even though they occur on the road, truck accidents are a bit more complicated than run-of-the-mill traffic accidents.
In case you’ve recently suffered injury from one, or you’re involved in one in the future, here’s everything you need to know about truck accidents in Columbia, SC.
Yes, for a couple of reasons. First of all, large trucks have more weight and force (at least 25x more than a typical car), which can often result in greater damage in the event of a collision. This can lead to serious, lifelong injuries and emotional suffering for survivors — or, even worse, it could lead to death
Also, large trucks carry a variety of materials, some of which can be hazardous or flammable. This can also make the impact of the collision more severe.
Finally, truck accidents involve professional drivers who are held to higher standards on the road. These drivers are usually associated with employers who are governed by federal law and will often bear the responsibility for any accidents that occur. This makes the litigation process a bit more complicated.
All that said, truck accidents are usually much more complex than car accidents, and are therefore treated differently in the eyes of the law.
The term “large truck” can be rather subjective, but in the legal world, it includes the following vehicles: