Truck accident cases involve a wide array of subject areas. Although the laws and regulations governing trucking accidents are designed to protect motorists from the negligence of trucking companies, the laws are complex and diverse.
When an individual suffers a personal injury in a trucking accident they enter a world that is far different than a typical motor vehicle accident. Trucking accidents involve jurisdiction and venue issues, different state and federal laws governing regulations and interstate commerce, and often deal with multiple parties. Most clients are unaware that they will be dealing with different parties and how different investigations between the driver and the party who owns the trailer will impact their case success.
The investigation of a tractor-trailer accident can include an investigation of the driver, his qualifications, his experience, and almost every detail of how he ended up as the driver of the tractor-trailer. The investigation will also typically continue with the truck companies who are responsible for the drivers’ compliance with regulations. The trucking companies own conduct can play a major role in determining liability in a trucking accident and ensuring a victim receives the best possible representation.
In short trucking cases are different than more vehicle accidents in more ways than one. If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of a motor vehicle accident we encourage you to meet with an attorney to ensure your rights are protected.