While the same laws apply in automobile collisions regardless of the vehicles involved, when a car and commercial truck collide, there are some important differences, namely because of the size of the commercial vehicle. Semis and big rigs weigh much more than passenger vehicles—even the largest diesel trucks—so injury is much more likely. And that injury can be very serious.
Big Rigs Cause Big Problems
When a car is hit by a large commercial truck, hospital stays and surgeries become more likely. The occupants of the car incur permanent injury more often than in accidents between passenger vehicles. That all adds up to more lost work time, higher medical bills, and bigger overall headaches.
The good thing is that commercial rigs generally carry higher insurance limits than passenger vehicles. That means there is more money available to cover those bills. But you may not be able to gain that compensation without the help of a personal injury attorney.
A personal injury attorney knows all of the ins and outs of the system and is committed to assisting his or her clients. Your attorney should be in regular contact with you to let you know how things are progressing throughout the court proceedings. If you have specific questions about how a personal injury attorney can help you if you’ve been in an automotive collision with a big rig, let us know. We’re happy to help.