Accidents involving cars and trucks are always deadly. In cases like these, it is always the former who feels the consequence of the collision given the latter’s size. According to the website of Williams Kherkher, accidents involving the two vehicles will often result to serious injuries, pain and suffering, and huge medical bills. Recovery can be difficult for the surviving family members especially if the deceased is a bread winner.

Statistics compiled by the website of  Evans Moore, LLC, revealed that more than 9 million crashes involving cars, trucks, and other vehicles were reported in 2011 alone. In order to recover damages, you have to prove the liability of the truck driver. With car accidents, you simply have to prove negligence on the part of the other driver. In the case of truck accidents, this can be a difficult task because of the complex nature of liability.

On the average, a passenger car weighs 4,000 pounds while trucks at a whopping 80,000 pounds or higher. Aside from this, there are other factors that will come into play such as ride height, stopping distance, and the driver’s field of vision. And with the added pressure on truck drivers to travel long distance in the quickest possible time which can put the safety of car drivers and its passenger in jeopardy.

There are instances when the fault cannot be directly blamed on the negligence of the driver. It could also be due to some defects that the manufacturer of the car and truck was not able to check. In this way, the manufacturer may also be held liable for any injury or accident that may arise from their failure to check.

Thus, it is very clear that the car & truck accidents are purely not the fault of the driver. This is where having an experienced attorney will come in handy.

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