Accidents involving semi-trucks or tractor trailers are not like other motor vehicle accidents in a couple of ways. First of all, they often involve catastrophic injuries and they often involve causes that go beyond simple driver error. Things like equipment failures, improper maintenance, and driver fatigue are often big factors in causing semi-truck accidents. Treating a semi-truck accident like any other motor vehicle accident case can be a very, very costly mistake. Trucking companies and truck drivers are regulated by federal motor carrier safety act as well as different state public service commission rules. So having an attorney who really understands those rules and regulations, and what documents the trucking company is required to keep, that’s what makes the difference between doing a good job and doing a fantastic job.
How are trucking accidents different from other motor vehicle accidents?