Big rigs and other large truck accidents can cause serious injuries. This is due to the truck's sheer size and weight. Many big rigs weigh over 80,000 pounds - compared to an automobile that typically weighs 3,000 to 4,000 pounds. This huge size difference makes it difficult for the truck driver to see every vehicle around the truck and this can be dangerous.
A car and truck accident usually involves serious injuries to the passengers of the car; the truck driver very often walks away with minor injuries or nothing at all. Personal injury accidents involving big rigs or semi-trucks or tractor-trailer trucks, are more complicated than an accident involving two cars or a even a motorcycle. Often, there are factors involved that wouldn't even come up in a run of the mill car accident. Negligent scheduling by the the trucking company, poor maintenance of key equipment, and even defective truck parts can all come into play.
But only an experienced truck accident attorney who is familiar with trucking regulations knows how to proceed in a personal injury lawsuit to get the best possible results. They know how to deal with the trucking industry. It just isn't good enough to get "some compensation" for the victims of these horrific accidents. The degree to which the victims are injured, I think demands the best representation possible.