Why Is An Accident Involving A Commercial Vehicle More Dangerous?
Accidents involving commercial trucks can result in serious injuries or death because commercial trucks are significantly heavier than passenger vehicles and sometimes carrying hazardous or flammable materials. A typical fully-loaded, large truck can weigh more than 80,000 pounds, while an average passenger automobile weighs approximately 3,000 pounds. Due to this size disparity and the basic laws of physics, any collision between a big rig or other commercial truck and a smaller passenger vehicle is likely to result in serious, even fatal, injuries. Truck drivers and trucking companies are held to higher legal standards than most other drivers, so if you have been injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your injuries and other damages.