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5 Ways Truck Accident Cases are Different

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
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Have you ever sat behind the wheel of a tractor trailer unit ( that's the fancy term for a "semi")?

The world look alot different then when you're driving a regular car.

Doesn't it.

And that's why Truck Accident cases are different.

Here are 5 things you should be aware of when it comes to understanding your Truck Accident case:

1. SIZE -  Because tractor trailer units are bigger and heavier that cars, pickup trucks etc. they typically cause alot more damage and result in more serious injuries;

2.  DRIVER FILE - Professional truck drivers usually keep a driving log, inspection records and other forms of paper work that can be used as evidence. These records need to be carefully examined in an effort to prove your injury claim;

3.  CELLULAR PHONE RECORDS -  Truck drivers are often on the road for long periods of time. And as with other drivers they could potentially have been distracted at the time of your accident. Cellular phone records can be an important tool when it comes to proving you case.

4. WEIGHT AND BALANCE - How heavy was the load and how was loaded? These are just a few of the factors that need to be examined when it comes to the weight and balance of the load the truck that hit you was pulling. Investigating these questions is important if you're case is going to be handled properly;

5. HOURS ON THE ROAD -  Professional truck drivers are often under tight deadlines. And sometimes this means they get less sleep than they should. Drowsy driving is dangerous. And a properly investigation of the truck drivers activities in the days lead up to your accident is crucial if you're going to get fairly compensated.

The bottom line is simple.

Truck accident cases are very different that other types of auto accident cases.

And they need to be investigated and handled accordingly.


Want to chat about your truck accident case?

Call me at 604-255-9018.

Jeff Witten

McComb Witten Personal Injury Lawyers

Category: Truck Accidents

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