Getting into an accident with a truck is not like an ordinary car accident case. Trucks, certain buses, and other large commercial vehicles must abide by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Act. Florida has also adopted the Florida Motor Carrier Safety Act. The guidelines laid out for truck accident cases require the owners and the drivers of these large vehicles to be extremely careful both before and after an accident. Your lawyer must know these guidelines because the insurance company will understand that the lawyer will identify each and every violation of the guidelines. An example is that truck drivers must rest in between shifts. Failure to properly log the rest periods for the driver or simply ignoring these guidelines will result in a greater amount of damages for the injured party. If you were in an accient with a truck speak to a lawyer who understands the trucking rules.