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While the claims process is similar to other motor vehicle injury claims, trucking accidents are a different animal. In addition to trucking accidents more often resulting in death or serious bodily injury, there are also different rules and regulations that apply to truckers and trucking companies that do not apply to the typical driver of a car.

Truck drivers are professional drivers. They are subject to different standards than a 16-year-old who is on the road in a Volkswagen Beetle. Not only are the drivers subject to different rules, but the trucking companies are subject to their own set of standards and rules governing not only the operation of the semi-trucks, but also truck maintenance and driver hiring and oversight. It is important to speak with a truck accident attorney who is experienced in handling accident injury claims involving commercial vehicles and who is knowledgeable of the different rules and regulations that will apply to your case.

Frequently Asked Questions

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What is considered a commercial truck?

A commercial truck is any vehicle that is used for commercial purposes. This includes vehicles that are used to transport goods or people for hire, as well as vehicles that are used to provide commercial services.

There are many different types of commercial trucks, including:

  • Semi-trailers
  • Tractor-trailers
  • 18-wheelers
  • Big rigs
  • Delivery vehicles
  • Freight trucks
  • Dump trucks
  • Cement mixers
  • Tow trucks
  • School buses
  • Buses
  • Garbage trucks
  • Fire trucks
  • Ambulances
  • Utility trucks
  • Construction vehicles
What are the special safety regulations for commercial trucks?

Commercial trucks are subject to a number of special safety regulations, including, but not limited to:

  • Weight limit restrictions
  • Speed limit restrictions
  • Hours of service limits
  • Brake inspections
  • Equipment requirements

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) is the lead federal government agency responsible for regulating and providing safety oversight of commercial motor vehicles.

What are the benefits of hiring a commercial truck accident attorney?

If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, you should hire an experienced commercial truck accident attorney. A truck accident attorney can help you:

  • Investigate the accident and determine who was at fault
  • Ensure the preservation of any necessary evidence
  • Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
  • File a lawsuit if necessary
  • Pursue all legal avenues to recover the compensation you deserve

Commercial trucks are an essential part of our economy, but they can also be dangerous. If you have been injured in a commercial truck accident, it is important to understand your rights and options.