Just as differences exists in the size and weight of passenger cars and commercial trucks, there are differences in the laws and regulations that govern the operation and use of commercial trucks in interstate commerce. The laws that govern commercial trucks, such as tractor-trailers or 18 wheelers, are specific and cover many subjects. Volume 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations set forth many of the special requirements for commercial trucks and their drivers.  Some of the more significant differences are that 1)  trucking companies and drivers are responsible for monitoring the driver's traffic citations, 2) truck drivers must follow hours of service regulations, which prevent trucking companies from over-working their drivers, 3) license suspension is triggered by certain statutory violations like violating a driver or vehicle out-of-service while transporting hazardous materials, leaving the scene of an accident or DUI.  After an accident, you must investigate the driver, his or her qualifications, character, and experience. It will be important to know how the driver got the job and what role the trucking company played in the driver's training and supervision.

As skilled Erie injury lawyers who have helped injured clients and their families with truck accident cases, we understand how to investigate truck accident cases and help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for medical care, lost wages and to make up for other losses

Call the Erie truck accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free 877-505-9548 to schedule your free and confidential consultation.

We will fight for your legal rights to the money and resources you need to fix what can be fixed, help what can be helped and make up for what cannot be fixed or helped.