Most truck collision claims are similar to those for automobile wrecks. However, truck collisions are usually much more serious and devastating than automobile crashes because of the weight of the truck. In collisions involving heavy trucks, people killed in them are 14 fatalities a day. In addition, in collisions involving an automobile and a tractor trailer truck, 98% of the fatalities were occupants of the automobile according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
No matter what, any type of motor vehicle wreck is frightening, stressful and life-changing. However, if you've experienced a hit and run, those feelings might be intensified. You might be left wondering, "Did I do the right things? Did I get all the proper information? How will this affect me?"