These types of accidents often involve far more serious physical injuries due to the weight of many large trucks and big rigs – and the high speed at which many truck drivers travel. We also find that most truck drivers – even the small percentage who are independent contractors – work with trucking firms that employ high sophisticated legal teams to trying and discourage all accident victims from pursuing full compensation.
Trucking firms know that they will likely face a certain number of accident claims each year and they’re very aggressive in how they try to frustrate injured party’s claims. Of course, some of these same tactics are employed when both drivers were in passenger vehicles. However, far more money is potentially at risk in the cases involving truck drivers since they are required to carry far higher insurance coverage amounts, often based on the nature of the goods or substances that they are transporting.