An accident between a commercial truck and a car is often more serious and far more complicated than an accident involving only cars. Given the huge weight difference and potentially hazardous cargo, there is a much greater chance for a serious injury or fatality for a driver, passenger, or even pedestrian if involved in a trucking accident.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Millions of people are involved in motor vehicle accidents due to no fault of their own every year. We help them recover.
Driving after drinking can keep a driver from following road safety laws, focusing on the road, appropriately managing their speed, or being able to quickly respond to changes in traffic conditions. Any of these things could lead a drunk driver to cause a car crash that could seriously injure or kill another person.
Calling car accidents “accidents” can be misleading, as most do not occur just by chance, but are actually caused by someone being negligent while driving. This can include people texting or calling while driving, drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic signs, or driving recklessly during poor weather conditions, among other actions. If someone is engaging in one of these behaviors and causes a car accident, they could be held liable if someone is injured or killed.
One type of accident that can cause serious injury is what is called the back over accident. This is essentially when a driver hits something or someone when they are driving in reverse. Although drivers are often going at lower speeds when in reverse, they cannot always see a large portion of the area directly behind them.