Trucking Accidents vs Car Accidents
Trucks are invaluable engines of the US economy. The transport and distribution of goods across the country is heavily reliant on trucks. One cannot underestimate their importance. Unfortunately, accidents involving trucks, given their mass and speed, can be among the most devastating. The more you drive, the more opportunities there are for an accident. In 2015, there were over 400k truck accidents; 83,000 of those truck accidents resulted in injury and almost 3600 of those truck accidents were fatal. Truck drivers embark on long trips across the country and have deadlines to meet. In the event of a trucking accident, it’s important to consult the legal experts at Corradino & Papa, LLC to know what to do.
One of the main differences between truck and car accidents is that you need to act more quickly. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations only requires documents be kept for a certain amount of time (such as log books kept only for six months). In NJ specifically, there is a broader definition of commercial vehicles that in addition to 18 wheelers includes semi-trucks, tractor-trailers, cargo vans, dump trucks, garbage trucks, landscaping trucks, moving vans, water trucks, food trucks, and crane trucks. Another key difference between truck and car accidents are that commercial truck operators are held to higher legal standards and must follow more stringent driving rules. Truck drivers must follow hours of service regulations (i.e. not drive more than a certain number of hours in a row without rest), as well as specific rules for certain driving situations.
The truck accident attorneys at Corradino & Papa, LLC are highly experienced and have recovered millions of dollars for victims of truck accidents. Their lawyers are experts in accidents involving commercial vehicles. If you or someone you know has been injured or killed in a truck accident, contact the truck accident lawyers at Corradino & Papa, LLC today for a free consultation.
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