The Difference Between A Car Accident And A Truck Accident

On first glance, a car accident and a truck accident might seem like they aren’t all that different. After all, they are both vehicular collisions, right? The only difference being that trucks are significantly bigger than cars. Well, size matters, and it makes a world of difference when it comes to the legal ramifications of a truck accident.

Responsible Parties

Truck accidents tend to be much more serious than car accidents, not only because of how extensive the damage can be when an 18-wheeler hits a significantly smaller vehicle but also because of the number of people involved. When two cars collide, it’s a matter between the two drivers and their respective insurance providers. When a commercial truck is involved, it involves not only the truck driver and the driver he collided with but also the truck company itself.


Truck companies will retain the services of a private investigator to look into the accident and determine who was at fault. Since they are hired by the truck company, they are all but guaranteed to find fault with the driver of the vehicle. If you are involved in an accident with a truck as the driver of a car, know that the investigator, and the company, will do their best to pin the blame on you.

Damage and Injuries

This is the big one. We shouldn’t have to tell you how much more potency for damage and injuries a truck has compared to a car. If you are struck by a commercial truck going full speed, even the safest vehicles will be unable to stand a chance against the destructive power of the truck.

The damage to your car can be extensive and expensive, but an even bigger concern should be your own personal health and safety. The injuries from a truck accident could be life-threatening. You could have permanent damage to your body that affects your livelihood and ability to enjoy a normal life. You are also likely to have to visit a doctor on multiple occasions or spend a long time in a hospital recovering, meaning significant medical bills are likely.

Mental Distress

The aftermath of a truck accident can be especially traumatic and can provoke anxiety and panic attacks. If this is occurring, you will be able to claim it as a damage, along with damage to your vehicle, injuries to yourself and other damages.

The Job of an Attorney

When you are injured in a truck accident, you need to hire an attorney right away to fight the claims of the truck company. Your attorney must do their own investigation and find any inconsistencies in the truck company’s claims. If they can prove negligence on the part of the truck driver and/or truck company, then you have a much greater chance of winning.

Why Hire Me

I am an experienced, devoted lawyer with strong knowledge of truck accident law. As your lawyer, I will fight for you to ensure you receive the compensation you are entitled to. If you have been injured in a truck accident, please call my office today.

Steve Roberts founded the Law Office of Steve Roberts, LLC. By sticking to his principles of protecting the rights of people injured due to another, provide honest hard work, maximizing client recovery, and that clients always come first, he has developed a strong relationship with the Colorado Community. If you have been injured, check out Colorado Roberts Law to speak to an attorney today.

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