Causes of Big-Rig Accidents
Many people, including some lawyers, view trucking accidents like auto accidents. However, an accident involving a "commercial vehicle" such as a big-rig tractor trailer is not the same. There are some critical differences that can make a dramatic difference in your case. Obviously, trucks are much larger and can cause greater damage. However, as a starting point, "commercial trucks" are highly regulated and subject to a myriad of federal and state laws. These regulations cover all aspects of trucking, including the drivers, the load, and maintenance. If any of these regulations were violated, and that violation contributed to the accident, the trucking company will be held liable.