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Why are Truck Accident Injuries More Serious

Why are truck accidents typically more injurious than passenger vehicle accidents?
Truck accidents are more likely than passenger cars to cause serious injuries or fatalities. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety indicates 70 percent of the people who die in these truck crashes are occupants of other vehicles, rather than the truck.  Truck drivers need to be aware of the special risks they present to others on the road and must exercise reasonable caution in preventing collisions.

 

There are many potential explanations for why truck crashes are so much more serious and for why permanent injury or death is more likely to occur.  The added risk of truck crashes may be explained by the fact that:

 

 

Regardless of why truck crashes are so dangerous, the fact that truck crashes cause serious injuries means that victims need to ensure they get appropriate legal help so they can be fully compensated for loss.


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