Commercial Vehicle Accidents

If you have been injured in a truck accident, you may be eligible for compensation. Watch this video to learn more about commercial vehicle accidents.

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Question:

What is the difference between car accident and truck accident claims?

Answer:

You may be wondering what the difference between a car and a truck accident claim is. A truck accident claim is actually much different than a simple auto accident or car accident claim. Commercial Vehicle Accidents In Florida, there are specific rules and regulations that apply to the truck driver. Number one, they have to have a special license to be driving that truck. There are special rules and regulations that apply to the company that owns that vehicle. There have to be safety inspections on that vehicle. It has to be roadworthy, for example. The driver can’t have been driving that vehicle for a prolonged period of time. There are special regulations that apply to prohibit the driver from using a cell phone while that truck is being operated.

These claims are indeed different than a car accident claim because you’re dealing with a whole host of new and different regulations that apply to that truck accident claim. When we undertake representation on a truck accident claim, we’re going to be in this evidence gathering state very early on in the case to be able to document the accident and the vehicles involved. We’re going to be sending out our investigators to try to inspect the vehicle to obtain the event data recorder or the black box, if at all possible. Those are the things that we’re going to be doing because there are those specific rules and regulations that do apply to truck accident claims in the state of Florida. Allow us to start working on your case right away because time is of the essence and you don’t want to lose that valuable information.


Were you or a loved one seriously injured or killed after a commercial vehicle crash in Florida and have questions about truck accident cases?
Contact our dedicated Tampa Bay truck accident lawyers at Perenich The Law Firm today for a free confidential consultation and case evaluation.
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