Accidents are happening every second on America’s roadways. From a tiny scratched fender when you hit a parked car, to a major multi-car rollover accident on the freeway, accidents are a scary reality of driving anywhere today.

Few people can say they’ve never been involved in a car accident, and we hope you’re one of them. But if you have been involved in a car or truck accident you know how intense and complicated the process can become.

Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton have dedicated their lives and expertise to helping those who have been injured at the negligence of another party.

We believe in fair compensation and restitution for anyone who has been wrongfully injured, as well as holding guilty parties accountable for mistakes or oversights.

We have learned a lot by representing clients for both car accidents and large truck accidents, and today we’re sharing how these accidents can be different.

Severity

Although car accidents can be dangerous and fatal, generally semi truck or commercial truck accidents tend to be much more severe. This is due to the size, weight, and impact of a truck compared to a car. The parties driving the car or cars are much more likely to be seriously injured or killed when involved in an accident with a semi-truck or other large truck. Even if injuries are minimal, they’re more likely to be long term. If you’re involved in a truck accident you should always receive a medical exam to rule out injuries and keep track of any issues that surface in the days or weeks to come.

Complexity

When a commercial truck is involved in an accident there are so many implications to consider. Not only the state and responsibility of the truck driver but the load, safety regulations, even weather and road conditions which can affect semi trucks in a major way. Usually, more investigation and information is needed in a truck accident than a car accident to determine fault and resolve issues. Carefully acquiring information and dealing with all the intricacies of insurance policies and liable parties is a serious undertaking when you’re facing a truck accident instead of a car accident.

The Difficulty of Compensation

When you’re involved in an accident with another driver, most likely you’ll just be dealing with that individual and your insurance companies. When you’re involved in an accident with a truck, immediately involved will be corporate insurance companies, lawyers, and corporate representatives. The trucking company usually employs the efforts of hundred to keep their liability minimal for truck accidents. That means you’re facing a nearly impossible battle if you’re planning on getting an accident settlement from a truck accident on your own.

 

While it’s possible to handle an accident claim yourself, we strongly urge you to seek the help of experienced injury attorneys – especially if you’ve been involved in a semi truck accident or other commercial truck accident. Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton can get you everything you deserve.