Trucking accidents involving tractor-trailers and commercial motor vehicles are very different than a car accident. Tractor-trailers can measure up to 80-feet long and weigh as much as 40,000 pounds — accidents with trucks so big are very serious, and often cause serious damage.
Further, commercial motor vehicles have a long list of regulations they must follow; from weight limits and maintenance, to driving hours and driver impairment rules (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration). When hiring an attorney for your trucking accident, it is very important to hire someone who knows the ins and outs of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations, and trucking accidents generally.
According to the U.S. Department of Transportation there are about 500,000 truck accidents that occur every year in the U.S. These accidents are more common that people often realize. If you or a loved one were injured in a trucking accident, please call us to schedule a free consultation.
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