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Truck Accident FAQs

How is a truck accident claim different than an auto accident claim?

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While both types of claims involve negligence therories, operators of commercial vehicles, and the owners of commercial vehicles must adhere to stringent licensing and training requirements that are not required of drivers of passenger vehicles. Truck drivers are also required to follow “hours of service” regulations.

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Who can I sue in a truck accident case?

Several parties can be held liable for causing injuries in a truck accident case, including the truck driver, the company the truck driver works for, the truck owner, and anyone else who was partially at fault.

Why are truck accidents so serious?

Simple physics. The average automobile weights around 4,000 pound, while a loaded tractor trailer truck can weigh 80,000 pounds. Compound this weight discrepancy with the fact that trucks cannot maneuver, accelerate or slow down the same way a passenger vehicle can, and you have the ingredients for a catastrophic injury.

What should I do if I am injured in a truck accident?

It is important that you contact a truck accident attorney. It is likely that an expert will be retained to consult regarding the operation, maintenance, manufacture, and design of the truck. Furthermore, it is likely that the trucking company will immediately conduct its own investigation soon after the accident. You need someone to conduct an investigation on your behalf.

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