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How are Truck Accidents Different from Car Accidents?

There is a tremendous difference between car accidents and accidents with trucks due to the many additional factors that must be considered in truck accidents:

  • laws specific to the trucking industry
  • commercial insurance policies
  • accident investigations
  • the severity of impact
  • property damage
  • injuries
  • even fatalities

Since there are so many factors that must be considered, claims involving truck accidents are much more complicated in nature. Because of these difficulties, it is important to hire a lawyer who is experienced in handling these special truck accident claims. When it comes to maximizing compensation for your damages, you want skill and experience on your side.

At Stokes Stemle, we understand that it can be stressful trying to handle the claims process while trying to recover yourself, or while trying to deal with the loss or recovery of a loved one. That is why we make it our mission to handle your truck accident case from start to finish, so you have the time and ability to focus on what is important. Stokes Stemle will handle every aspect of the claims process – from assisting you with obtaining medical care, communicating with the insurance companies, negotiating your medical bills, and ultimately, securing compensation for your damages. It is our goal to stand up for your legal right to recovery while you are focusing on treatment and healing.

Here Are the Major Differences between Car Accidents and Truck Accidents:

Laws Specific to the Trucking Industry

There are laws that have been implemented by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Association (FMCSA) to make the roads safer both for truck drivers and other motorists traveling on the roadway. If truck drivers do not adhere to the regulations set forth by the FMCSA, resulting in an accident, they can be held liable for the resulting damages. The attorneys at Stokes Stemle have conducted extensive research on trucking laws and regulations, allowing us to confidently handle these specialized cases.

Insurance Coverage

Large trucks and semis are required to carry much larger insurance policies than typical passenger vehicles. The attorneys at Stokes Stemle know about these augmented policies and are prepared to communicate with the insurance companies to maximize your recovery.

Truck Accident Investigations

Due to the requirement of truck drivers to carry large insurance policies, the investigations surrounding truck accidents are generally much more in-depth than car accidents. This is an attempt on the part of the insurance company to mitigate their damages. At Stokes Stemle, we know the protocol for quickly and effectively gathering pertinent evidence from truck accidents.

Additionally, Stokes Stemle works closely with highly qualified and greatly skilled investigators and experts in the field. In conjunction with our team of investigators and experts, the attorneys at Stokes Stemle will work tirelessly to gather and analyze any evidence from your truck accident that will support your claim.

Severity and Fatalities

When you consider the massive size of trucks and semis, it will come as no surprise that accidents involving these big trucks can often cause severe injuries and fatalities at a higher rate than other car accidents.

You can trust the attorneys at Stokes Stemle with providing you the best guidance on how to navigate your truck accident claim, whether you personally were injured or you are seeking representation for the loss of a loved one. Our team has handled truck accident cases all over the state of Alabama. Our goal is to utilize all of our knowledge and resources to help recover maximum compensation for your damages.

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