How is a trucking accident different from other automobile accidents?

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By Marcus Fernandez

While automobile accidents may often seem similar, the truth is that a trucking accident can be vastly different. In addition to the severity of truck accidents, the rules that govern truck drivers often play into the way court cases are tried. In this video blog post, Kinney, Fernandez & Boire attorney Marcus Fernandez explores the different types of trucking accidents and what factors may play a role in your trucking accident case.

“How is a Trucking Accident Different from Other Automobile Accidents” Vlog Transcript:

“Trucking accidents are different from automobile collisions. In 2016, 4,000 people lost their lives as a result of trucking accidents.

A trucking accident can be anything from a tire blow-out, to a roll-over, to a truck not being able to stop quick enough and as a result, rear-end somebody.

No matter what type of accident, there’s always gonna be a set of issues that are very complex. Dealing with whether or not the driver was properly trained, whether they were qualified or physically fit, whether or not they had the right amount of sleep, or time off the road, whether or not Federal Motor Carrier Guidelines or State Guidelines apply.

All of these are complex issues and if you find yourself involved in a situation where you’ve been injured as a result of a tractor-trailer accident, should reach out to an attorney that has experience handling those types of cases. You can find us at and reach out for a free consultation at any time.”


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