Collisions involving commercial trucks – also known as commercial motor vehicles or “CMVs” – such as tractor trailers, dump trucks, and buses are usually severe. The sheer weight and size difference between commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles often results in catastrophic damage. Unfortunately, collisions involving commercial vehicles are not uncommon.
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration tracks these types of accidents and noted that in 2020, 4,998 large commercial vehicles were involved in fatal accidents, and 107,000 trucks were involved in crashes with injuries. If you or a loved one is involved in a crash with a commercial vehicle, one of the biggest questions on your mind is what happens next.