Q: Are semi truck accidents handled the same way as car wrecks in Illinois?
Accidents involving 18-wheel semi trucks are not the same as accidents between two cars, or those involving a motorcycle.
- For starters, with big truck accidents, the injuries to anyone in the car are typically going to be more severe than in most other crashes.
- But what is not often realized about semi truck accidents is that almost always these collisions involve some fault on the part of the truck driver or his employer company. Most accidents between two automobiles are clearly the fault of one or the other driver.
- Given the same exact set of circumstances, an accident involving a semi truck is more often the fault of a truck driver or his trucking company.
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