“You may have seen the disclaimer on the back of dump trucks on a sticker – they offer a warning that you need to stay behind the truck by some distance, or they’re not responsible if anything falls out of the truck and breaks your windshield.
They’re frequently seen on the roads, and frequently the source of anxiety – stuff, after all, often falls off the back of those trucks all the time. Who hasn’t had the experience of picking up at least a little crack on your windshield once or twice?
According to that sticker, if you’re following too closely, it’s your fault. But is that really how the law works?
No, the stickers don’t protect trucking companies from liability if something falls off their truck and breaks your windshield.”
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Just because a trucking company places a warning sticker on the back of their vehicles doesn’t mean state and federal laws do not apply to them. If an object falls from said vehicles and causes damage to another vehicle then that company is responsible for the damage. However, if an object that is already on the road is kicked up and causes damages then there is likely no legal recourse.
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