Differences Between Truck and Car Accidents

By April 8, 2012 December 31st, 2017 Truck Accident Injury Tips

Truck accidents very much differ from typical car accidents. Very high safety standards apply to trucks, trucks have more extensive insurance, and trucks must adhere to many federal standards that are not relevant to every-day vehicles.

Truck drivers themselves are also subject to drug testing (including for alcohol and prescription drug usage), background checks, and their hours are regulated. For example, a truck driver cannot be active for more than 14 hours in one day, or 60 hours in a seven-day span, and they must have at least 10 hours off in between shifts.

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration sets the rules that rules that regulate the industry. An experienced truck injury lawyer will know these guidelines inside and out. Contact Ledger and Associates for an experienced truck injury attorney to help you receive the just compensation that may be due.