I Was Hit By A Tractor Trailer
Tractor trailer accidents are very different from car-on-car type accidents for a couple of various reasons.
Obviously, tractor trailers are much bigger and they are much heavier than normal vehicles, which means that they simply cause more damage. You are more likely to suffer a serious injury in an accident with a tractor trailer than you are to suffer a serious injury with another car. This is not to say that you can’t suffer a serious injury with the car, but the injuries are usually much more severe in tractor trailer accidents.
The other thing that you need to think about is that there are certain rules and regulations that the federal government imposes on tractor trailers that are not imposed on typical car drivers. Those different regulations are the number of hours the driver is driving without taking a break. We always ask for that documentation to make sure that we know that the driver who hit you is not driving way too long, tired and is suffering because they are trying to stay awake.
Driving drowsy is almost as bad as driving drunk in some situations. You need to know what certain things to look for before you hire an attorney to represent you in a tractor-trailer accident because they are much more serious and there are things about tractor trailer cases that are not typical in car accident cases.