The Washington, D.C. area is the site of many accidents involving large trucks. This is especially true of truck accidents on Interstates 95, 495 and 81. The general rules of the road that apply to car accidents, apply to truck accidents as well. However, it is even more important to that you see that your rights are protected in a situation involving an accident with a truck. Trucking companies generally employ investigators and often have people on the scene soon after the accident attempting to absolve the truck driver from any fault. It is especially important that you contact a lawyer immediately upon being involved in a trucking accident.