What’s the difference, if any, in a situation that involves a car crash versus a collision with a big rig? Isn’t an accident an accident — period?

While it is indeed an accident, a collision with a big rig is subject to different rules and regulations than one involving two passenger vehicles. The same laws of negligence are applicable. However, there are special Vehicle Code sections only applicable to commercial trucking companies and truckers and special training and licensing requirements for truckers that, generally speaking, make accidents easier to win for plaintiff victims.

The law mandates that trucking companies keep records that must be produced for trial. These documents are often destroyed if an attorney for the plaintiff does not secure them quickly.

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