THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TRUCK ACCIDENT ATTORNEY AND A CAR ACCI

  • If you have been involved in a truck accident and have sustained serious injuries, or a loved one has died, its important to contact a truck accident attorney as soon as possible. However, before consulting with an attorney, it’s crucial to understand that the laws, regulations, standards and rules relating to truck accidents are more complex than those relating to car accidents, so it is crucial to select the right attorney for the claim.

    In a car accidents, the primary responsibility is usually the driver of the involved vehicle unless the car was defective. However, in a truck accident, the trucking carrier company can be held responsible as much as the driver. The driver may not have been trained properly by the company, or the company did not keep the truck in operable condition or did not follow federal regulations. A truck accident attorney will have specialized knowledge about the regulations and rules of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, 49 CFR, the specific state’s Department of Motor Vehicles, CDL manuals and the ability to litigate in Federal Court and in outside states’ courts.