Truck accidents can cause serious injuries. A typical commercial truck can weigh over 80,000 pounds. Passenger cars average only about 3,000 pounds. Simply the size and weight of a truck compared to a car is a huge contributing factor in how dangerous a crash can be.
The main theory of liability in truck accident cases is negligence. Generally, negligence is shown when a defendant owes a duty to the injured party to exercise reasonable care; the defendant breached that duty; the breach was the cause of the injury; and the plaintiff was harmed.
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© Joseph G. Klest, 2011.