Trucking accident result a distinct type of auto accident case. One in every 8 accidents in America involves a large commercial truck. The sheer size and weight of these vehicles precludes a higher percentage of injuries and fatalities in the smaller automobiles involved in the accident.
Truckers also have a higher likelihood of being at fault in such accidents. Alcohol or drugs are sometimes involved, and driver fatigue is very likely to be a contributing factor. Trucks exceeding size and weight limits can also put others at risk. Additionally, trucks are prone to jackknife or rollover. All of these factors require an expert accident reconstructionist to help prove fault in the truck driver or trucking company.
A small number of attorneys specialize in the complex cases involving commercial trucks, semis, tractor trailers, and other such vehicles. These personal injury lawyers are usually key to winning cases.