How Do Lawsuits After Box Truck Crashes Work?
Semi-trucks aren’t the only “big trucks” on the road. Big trucks also include box trucks, which can range in size from small moving trucks to massive furniture-haulers. When people are involved in crashes with box trucks, the steps they can take to get compensation can very depending on the size of them.
Many box truck crashes are dealt with the same way as any other vehicle crashes, especially if they’re under Class 7 in size (under 26,0001 lbs). That means they don’t require a CDL to operate. However, if they’re Class 7 or Class 8 and/or they’re used for interstate commerce, they can be subject to Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations.
When vehicles and their drivers are subject to those regulations, there are far more ways that negligence can be a factor. For example, the driver may have failed to abide by hours-of-service regulations. Or the company using the truck may have failed to properly inspect it or load it safely.
The path your lawsuit takes and who can be held liable depend on the size of the truck that hit you and the business it was being used for. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke truck accident lawyers can investigate your truck accident and determine the best path for getting you full compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation.