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Auto & Truck Accidents

The Difference Between a Car Crash and a Truck Wreck


If you were injured in a vehicle accident, your injuries are just as painful whether you were hit by a car, an SUV or a semi-truck. Legally, however, there are significant differences between a car accident and a truck accident.


At The Law Offices of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. in Naples, our personal injury lawyers understand the intricacies of the motor vehicle accident law, especially trucking laws. We use this knowledge to maximize the financial compensation our injured clients are entitled to based on their injuries and case. If so, we will aggressively pursue financial compensation for all the losses you have endured, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, property damage and more.


In a car accident, the other driver (and their insurance company) is the primary source of financial compensation. In drunk driving cases, the party that served the driver alcohol prior to the accident may also be at risk. We also look at the client’s own insurance, especially in cases involving uninsured or underinsured motorists.


However, truck accidents involve many more possible sources of legal responsibility for the accident.


Truckers must comply with State and Federal Regulations. Commercial trucks must abide by state and federal regulations that govern everything from how many hours a driver can stay behind the wheel to the proper type of reflective markings on a truck. Attorneys who are not familiar with these regulations may miss opportunities to obtain financial compensation for their clients. They can leave money on the table that should have gone to you.


Accidents Are Just Part of Doing Business for the Trucking Industry


Trucking companies and their insurers take aggressive action to limit their losses. Some have mobile units on call 24-hours-a-day. They can arrive within hours of a truck accident to gather evidence and interview witnesses. Many car accident victims have no idea what to do after an accident or how to protect their right to compensation.


Those are just some of the reasons why it is important to have an attorney on your side that understands how to stand up for the injured. If you have been involved in any kind of vehicle accident, you can count on the attorneys of Marc L. Shapiro, P.A. to help you obtain full compensation for damages.




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