Are truck accidents treated differently under the law than automobile accidents?

Are truck accidents treated differently under the law than automobile accidents?

While the principles of negligence are the same, there are some specific federal and state laws that apply to truck accident lawsuits that do not apply to car accidents. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations govern all trucks engaged in interstate traffic. These regulations have special requirements for trucking companies and truck drivers that do not apply to people who drive ordinary passenger cars.

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