Federal laws sets forth certain requirements and safety regulations for operators of commercial trucks. The truck involved in your accident will likely be subject to these laws if it:

  • Has a gross vehicle weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds, OR
  • Has a gross combination weight rating of 26,001 or more pounds (including a towed unit with a gross vehicle weight rating of over 10,000 pounds), OR
  • Is used for the purpose of (or is designed to) transport 16 or more passengers including a driver, OR
  • Is used to carry materials that qualify as hazardous under the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act

An Attorney Can Fight for Your Rights After a Truck Accident

Vehicles that are operated by large-scale companies are required to have considerable insurance coverage under a commercial policy. Commercial auto insurance policies usually have much higher coverage limits than insurance for passenger vehicles. However, even when a trucking company realizes it is at fault and has the ability to pay for injuries, the company often chooses to fight the claim instead of pay out.

When trucking companies and their agents fight to avoid liability for accidents, the attorneys Kirshenbaum & Kirshenbaum can bring them to justice. We work to get you maximum compensation for your injuries, and we do not charge for our services until your claim is resolved. 


Christopher L. Russo
Helping Rhode Island personal injury victims for nearly three decades to get the compensation they deserve.