FindLaw's Truck Accident section contains information and resources to guide you if you or a loved is involved in commercial truck or "big rig" truck accident. Truck drivers and manufacturers are held to higher standards than most other drivers, so if something goes wrong, the driver or the truck company may reimburse you for your injuries. Here you'll find helpful information involving truck accidents and the law -- including common causes of truck accidents and frequently asked questions -- as well as tips on protecting your legal rights and what to expect after a truck accident.
- Commercial Truck Accidents - Overview
Because of the large size of commercial trucks, truck accidents can be much more devastating than normal car accidents. This section provides a comprehensive overview of potential defendants, damages, and special considerations in truck accident cases.
- Commercial Truck Accidents - FAQ
A collection of frequently asked questions about commercial truck accidents and your rights as a victim. Find answers to your questions about fault, liability, damages, legal help, and other elements of truck accident cases.
- Commercial Truck Accidents - Resources
A list of resources on commercial truck safety. You’ll find links to a number of truck and highway safety organizations, including the American Trucking Association, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.
- Commercial Truck Accident Causes
This section not only covers the most common causes of commercial truck accidents, but also provides a number of safety tips to help you avoid a run-in with a commercial truck, including avoiding the “No-Zones” behind trucks.
- American Trucking Association
An organization that represents the interests of truckers across the country. You’ll find information and research on trucking history, highway and driver safety, recent litigation, trucking advocacy issues, and much more.
- Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
The administration researches trucking safety issues and formulates safety regulations. The site contains information on trucking safety programs, regulations, and statistics related to commercial motor vehicle-related injuries and deaths.