Truck Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What are the differences between a commercial tractor trailer accident and a car accident?

Large trucks, semi-tractor trailers, and tankers – because of their sheer size and weight – can cause much more serious injuries than car accidents. A commercial tractor trailer, fully loaded, can weigh in excess of 80,000 pounds. Some large trucks and tankers carry hazardous materials which can leak or spill, also causing serious injury. Commercial drivers and companies are required to follow federal trucking laws and safety regulations which are more stringent than the rules a regular car driver must follow.