After a trucking accident in Texas one of the first questions to be answered is whether the truck was being used in interstate commerce or was involved in intrastate commerce. In general, if a truck is being used to transport cargo across a state line that truck is usually considered to be engaged in interstate commerce and is subject to the rules and regulations established by the United States Department of Transportation and Department of Commerce. On the other hand, a truck that is operated within Texas and does not cross a state line is considered to be an intrastate truck and its operations are governed by the Texas Department of Transportation. Distinguishing interstate and intrastate trucking is important when it comes to the amounts of insurance that truck owners are required to carry.
There are a number of potentially complicated legal issues that may arise following a Texas truck accident. Many of those issues can affect both an accident victim’s legal right to demand compensation for their injuries and other losses resulting from a truck accident.
If you, or a member of your family, were injured in a Texas truck accident and are unsure of your legal right to be compensated for your injury, contact the Ashmore & Ashmore Law Firm today to set up a fast, friendly and free consultation to discuss and review the legal avenues that may be available to help you recover compensation for your injuries and other accident related issues.