In the last ten years, truck accidents have gone up by 10%. Common causes of truck accidents include “jackknifing,” brake problems, and rollovers. Fuel fires are also more likely in truck accidents, which create a higher risk of burns than the typical range of accident injuries.
Truck accident claims can be very complicated. State laws differ, and many commercial trucks are subject to federal regulations. There can be many other parties involved in the case, besides the drivers and their insurance companies, who might not have your best interest in mind. Other responsible parties can include the truck owner, manufacturer, brake maker, trucking company, cargo owner, and more.