Commercial truck drivers abide by a different set of driving rules than your average driver. Truck drivers must undergo special training and receive special licensing. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration is the governing body that enforces the rules and regulations of commercial motor vehicles and the companies that operate these vehicles.
If you are involved in an accident with a tractor trailer, the company that employed the driver may be responsible for paying any damages or injuries. The driver of the truck could also be held responsible.
The insurance regulations are also different between tractor trailer accidents versus a regular motor vehicle accidents. If you file a claim, most likely there will be an investigation to determine where the driver went wrong or if there was some type of mechanical failure that led to the accident.
How long the process will take will depend on a variety of factors, however, when you work with an experienced Virginia personal injury lawyer, it can make the process go much smoother because you will not have the hassle of dealing with the trucking company or the insurance adjusters. These types of cases will require a great deal of negotiation.
If you or someone you know needs help regarding a tractor trailer accident, contact us now: (804) 643-4343.
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