In terms of the law, truck and car accidents are mostly the same. Nonetheless, there are different state and federal laws regarding the required time a truck driver must spend behind the wheel and training requirements for truck drivers. It is also rare that truck drivers are independent contractors, as they are commonly part of a larger company that has insurance, and a large team of lawyers to defend them. This makes court cases and settlement processes more difficult. To receive the best advice, it is worth contacting a reputable lawyer with extensive experience in car and truck accidents.