Is a tractor-trailer accident the same as an automobile accident?
No. Just as the physical consequences can be more devastating in a commercial vehicle injury, proving liability in a commercial vehicle injury case can be more technical. Negligence law is the same, but there are additional federally-mandated requirements for commercial carriers and commercial licensees. An attorney who files a commercial trucking case must be intimately familiar with the federal and state codes that govern commercial traffic behavior. Treating this type of case like an everyday automobile accident is a recipe for disaster – commercial vehicle cases are more complex, more technical, and more demanding.