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How is a Wreck With an 18-Wheeler Different than a Regular Car Accident?

I want to talk to you today about how a wreck with an 18 wheeler is different than a regular car accident. Now there are some obvious similarities in that both happen on the road, both involve a vehicle. But there’s some important distinctions that can affect the outcome of your case.

One distinction is the nature and intensity of the injuries. Because a wreck with an 18-wheeler usually happens at high speed and involves a much larger vehicle, the injuries can be much more severe. Another distinct is that federal regulations that apply to 18 wheelers. For example, a driver can only drive for so long before he has to take a break. A third distinction is the amount of insurance involved. When you’re dealing an 18-wheeler, you’re dealing with a policy of usually at least a million dollars if not more. Because of the size of that policy, the insurance companies have much more incentive to fight your case.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a wreck with an 18-wheeler you should hire an attorney who has the resources and the experience to make sure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve. You can call my office for a free consultation at (225) 384-6760.