Why are commercial truck cases more complicated?

Hopkins, MN personal injury attorney, Douglas Schmidt talks about the severity of motor vehicle accidents that involve commercial trucks.

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Well any old lawyer can do any old job, an average or below average job on a commercial truck case. But when you’re involved in an injury case involving a commercial truck, you need to know the rules of operation of the Interstate Commerce requirement, the National Traffic Highway Safety Administration. You need to know the operation of a truck. I’ve had cases involving the truck making a maneuver that was improper for a wide turn, so forth. You need to know about the recording data in those trucks. There are special rules of operation with regard to hours of service, log books, equipment checks, and so forth. All of that is important to bring maximum recovery to the victim. We believe that injury cases, injury settlements for the victim of injuries caused by a large commercial truck typically are as much as 50 percent to 100 percent larger than they are the same injury involving another car, just because big trucks, big crashes, big injuries.