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Insurance Coverage in Tractor Trailer Truck Cases(2)

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Congress enacted laws to make sure the public was protected for motor vehicle accidents involving big trucks. Federal regulations impose minimum insurance coverage of $750,000 for non-hazardous commerical carriers with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,000 or more pounds . All truck companies are required to have their policies endorsed. This endorsement creates an obligation to the public to pay any judgement resulting from negligence in the operation, maintence, and use of motor vehicles. Trucks hauling oil or hazardous loads require insurance ranging from $1,000,000, to $5,000,000. When you are deciding on a truck accident attorney , they should know this basic rule of law on the amount of insurance coverage. If they do not know the minimum amounts of coverage , this might be a sign of their knowledge of truck accident law.