Accidents involving trucks or commercial vehicles such as buses or delivery vehicles are very different than typical motor vehicle accidents. They involve larger and heavier vehicles that can cause significantly worse injuries, even at slow speeds.
Often, insurance companies will either deny liability or refute that a person has suffered significant injury. Too often, insurance companies tend to measure or calculate a person’s injury based on the amount of damage to the vehicle, which is downright wrong. While truck companies have significant insurance policies, insurance companies take advantage of truck accident victims because few victims seek proper legal representation.
Most vehicles, including commercial trucks, have special recording devices similar to a “black box” in airplanes that retain information. These devices are like the “brain of the engine” and store information such as the speed the vehicles were traveling, any sudden breaking, and the speed before and at the time of the collision.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has strict laws which all truck companies need to be in compliance with as it relates to the inspections, repairs and maintenance of their trucks. A violation of these laws may be establish liability against the trucking companies.