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Semi-truck Insurance Coverage

Federal and State law requires semi-trucks to carry a minimum amount of liability insurance, based on the size of the semi-truck and the type of product it carries. With several parties liable, such as the semi-truck driver, semi-truck owner or leaser, trailer owner/leaser, as well as the people responsible for loading the trailer, there can be numerous parties and insurance policies involved, meaning the sum of all insurance valued is likely in the millions. Insurance adjusters will try to scam for what appears to be a just settlement when in reality your case deserves much greater compensation.

Passenger carriers:

  • Seating capacity 16-26: $500,000 single limit
  • Seating capacity 27+: $5 million single limit

Household goods carriers:

  • 26,000 lbs. or less: $300,000 single limit
  • Property carriers over 26,000 lbs.: $500,000 single limit

Hazardous materials carriers:

  • $1 million or $5 million single limits, depending on specifics.
  • A motor carrier that operates a foreign commercial motor vehicle must comply with the minimum level of financial responsibility in 49 CFR Part 387to the extent Part 387 prescribes a higher level of financial responsibility than the state.

Texas insurance companies are required to file their commercial policyholders’ information with the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles. This electronic notification provides the state with the driver and vehicle information, coverage limits, and policy inception and expiration dates. All cancellations are also reported to the Texas DMV. Drivers are also required to keep proof of vehicle registration and insurance in their cab at all times. Drivers must provide this proof at the time of a violation, accident, and upon the request of a law enforcement officer or court official.

After you are injured in a semi-truck accident, our experienced Houston truck accident attorneys will investigate the semi-truck driver, semi-truck company’s, and trailer company’s insurance coverage. However, investigation of a semi-truck accident can be a detailed and lengthy process due to the number of different parties liable, which is why we recommend working with a legal team as early as possible after your accident.

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