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The Not-So-Subtle Difference Between Truck and Car Accident Cases

Traffic accidents can be very frightening experiences, but many people assume that all major traffic accident cases are the same. Traffic accidents are rarely ever the same; for one, they tend to range in the number of vehicles involved and the degree of injuries sustained. When it comes to truck accidents and car accidents, however, the disparities are even greater. If you were involved in a traffic accident involving a big rig, or commercial truck, you are likely already aware of the difference in the degree of impact. What you are not aware of, however, is that your case will also be very different. Obtaining the support of a well-versed truck accident attorney is important. The Southern California personal injury attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can provide you with the assistance you need.

At Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP, advocating on behalf of injured truck accident victims is extremely important. The law firm has earned a reputation for successful truck accident cases throughout Southern California. With their experience and knowledge, you can rest assured that your case will be handled with utmost priority. Consider calling the proficient attorneys at Milligan Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP to get started on your claim today.

Truck Accidents Tend To Be More Severe Than Most Traffic Accidents

As a result of their massive size and weight, truck accidents will almost always have even greater consequences than most traffic accidents. According to the Federal Highway Administration’s Freight Management and Operations, the State of California allows for a maximum of 80,000 pounds in truck weight limits.

Since most large commercial vehicles on the road are loaded with heavy cargo, these vehicles can cause a great amount of damage when they collide with smaller vehicles. Additionally, an impact with a large truck can result in serious injuries or even death, especially when the large truck was traveling at significant speeds.

The Difficulty in Filing a Claim Against a Truck Driver and Trucking Company

One of the most significant differences between regular traffic accidents and those involving large commercial trucks is that filing a claim against any party in the freight industry is excruciatingly difficult. Most truck drivers and trucking companies have a team of aggressive attorneys at insurance companies that will use every tactic available to undermine the victim’s case. Dealing with these parties can be an uphill battle, therefore, it is highly recommended that a well-versed attorney is obtained.

Furthermore, large truck accident cases demand a thorough investigation of the facts. When it comes to transporting goods across the state and the nation, there are many parties involved in ensuring a truck arrives at its destination. When a truck accident occurs, many of these parties can be held accountable for the injuries caused in the accident. This may involve: The truck driver, The truck owner, The trucking company that employed the driver, The company responsible for loading the truck’s cargo, The company responsible for the truck’s maintenance, and The company responsible for the defective truck part (when the accident was caused by a defective part).

Truck Accidents Cases are Complex, Discuss Your Case With a Proficient Attorney Today

When it comes down to filing a personal injury claim after a truck accident, truck accident cases are far more complex than most other car accidents. In spite of the challenges, victims have a legal right to pursue compensation from the responsible parties. If you or someone you love was injured in a truck accident, contact a proficient attorney who can represent the case on your behalf.

The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP have many years of dedicated legal experience representing injured truck accident victims. The firm is well-aware of the complexities surrounding truck accident cases, including those that arise when the truck driver’s insurance company refuses to pay what is owed. After a truck accident, consider contacting the firm to schedule a complimentary consultation. The attorneys at Milligan, Beswick, Levine & Knox, LLP can be reached by dialing (909) 894-0812 or completing the contact form here.

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Stephen Levine, is a Board Certified Specialist in Criminal Defense — an honor achieved by only the top criminal law attorneys in California. Mr. Levine has over 40 years of experience in criminal defense and family law serving Southern California, and is a highly regarded Super Lawyer as well as AV Rated attorney.