How are trucking accidents different than auto accidents?
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Trucking accident claims can be different from car accident claims for a number of reasons. First, there are a lot of regulations and laws, many of them federal laws that pertain to tractor trailers. Also tractor trailer accidents can be very severe because instead of a vehicle weighing three to five thousand pounds, we’re talking about a vehicle weighing tens of thousands of pounds.
It’s important for an investigator to be on the scene of a tractor trailer accident as soon as possible to gather information. It’s important for an attorney or other investigator to get the log book of the driver, to gather other information concerning that the driver’s time on the road. What type of load he was hauling. These things can all be pertinent relevant in a trucking accident case. They can be very complex, they require an experienced attorney who’s familiar with this type of litigation.