Differences Between Truck and Car Accident Cases

Are you wondering about the differences between truck and car accident cases? Check out this video, then give our lawyers in Orlando a call.


How is a commercial truck accident claim different from an auto accident?


We were asked a question by a client who came in last week, “How are commercial motor vehicle cases different than auto cases in Orlando, Florida?” First and foremost, trucking cases are different because they’re governed by federal regulations. Any trucking or commercial motor vehicle has to follow certain federal regulations, which could have an effect on the case in the sense that you need to find an attorney who’s familiar with these federal regulations. We have to look into whether these federal regulations were complied with. We have to make sure that the driver of the commercial motor vehicle was trained properly. There are many different things that go into a commercial motor vehicle case, as opposed to a regular auto case.

Auto cases don’t involve the proper training of a driver, for example; that’s just everyday drivers who drive a motor vehicle. Commercial motor vehicle drivers have to get a special license, and we have to make sure they’re in compliance with that. Commercial motor vehicles deal with heavy equipment. That equipment needs to be maintained properly; it needs to be updated as often as possible. Trucking accident cases also often deal with severe injuries and greater property damage than regular cases. Many times you’ll see a large semi-truck or a truck versus an automobile. Most of the times, the commercial motor vehicle truck is going to win and you’re going to have substantial injury or property damage.

You need to make sure that whatever attorney you hire is familiar with dealing with those types of things, with dealing with the federal regulations, with dealing with accidents that involve serious injuries and serious property damage, as well as someone who’s familiar with dealing with all the other training issues or the additional issues that come along with commercial motor vehicle cases. If you have any other questions about that, feel free to contact us.

Have you suffered a serious injury during a truck accident in Florida due to someone else’s negligence and carelessness and have questions about what to expect when choosing a truck accident attorney? Contact our experienced Orlando truck accident lawyers today for a free consultation and case evaluation.

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