How is a trucking company generally held responsible for one’s injuries?
Generally speaking, it’s the same rules of the road that cover regular drivers, people who aren’t commercial drivers, but if that truck crosses state lines, there are additional federal rules that require them to have certain hours of rest, certain hours of doing other things and they can only drive under certain circumstances. So they’re held liable two ways. One, the traffic statutes of the state where their collision occurs. Two, if they’re a carrier, what we call “interstate”, going across state lines, then they’re held responsible under the Federal Commercial Trade Carrier Act.