Commercial trucks (also referred to as semis, 18-wheelers, big rigs and tractor-trailers) are significantly bigger and heavier than the average passenger vehicle. For this reason, crashes and collisions involving commercial trucks tend to result in significantly more damage, injury and death. Such catastrophic damage makes calculating damages and recovering compensation more complicated. Determining liability can also be tricky since multiple parties may be liable—the truck driver, trucking company, truck owner, cargo loader, truck parts manufacturer, etc. When profits are on the line, trucking companies are often more than willing to fight injury claims even if their driver is responsible.
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