A commercial vehicle accident is one that is typically more serious and daunting than the typical vehicle to vehicle accident. This is easily illustrated when thinking about the size of weight of a typical commercial vehicle. If a commercial truck such as a dump truck was fully loaded, it will weigh more than twenty-five times as much as the typical vehicle. Due to the large weight disparity, this typically causes more damage and injuries to the other vehicles involved. This also means that serious injury and death can impact you and your family. Do you know what your rights are and what damages can be pursued in this situation? Do you also know where the responsibility lies and who can be held liable for the negligence of the driver? Therefore our team of lawyers is standing by to support you and your family through this difficult time.
Although there are statistics that support commercial drivers are generally more careful than their automobile counterparts, the commercial vehicle accidents still account for an extreme amount of fatalities and injuries. These accidents can also result when the drive is not even at fault. This is generally observed when there are unforeseen hazards such as road anomalies, other drivers negligence or conditions. This along with many other factors exhibit why commercial vehicle accidents are vastly different than others. Further proving this, here are a few issues that our team has had to investigate recently regarding commercial vehicle accidents:
- Driver fatigue
- Tight schedules and delivery or route timelines
- Overweight or improperly loaded
- Missed maintenance
- Incorrect log books
It is critical to engage experts like our law team when dealing with a commercial vehicle accident. A trip to the scene of the accident, if taken soon after can easily level the playing field for you and your family. Just by engaging our investigative teams early enough, we can uncover many of the contributing factors that will prove critical when fighting for your rightful damages and medical expenses. We will hold the insurance company, the driver, the company employing the drive and any other liable parties that could be accountable for you or your family’s losses. We are here to help you carefully and confidently navigate these next steps to ensure your rights are protected. Don’t contact the insurance companies or the commercial vehicle company alone – rely on us in this difficult time. We will handle the communications and keep you and your family shielded from the front lines of investigation, proving negligence and seeking to recoup monetary support for you or your family’s damages and suffering.
It is understandable to want to delay discussing the accident soon after it happens but it is critical to call our team ASAP. If you have been in any type of commercial vehicle accident, call us now! Our team is standing by to prepare and handle your case as a priority. We will outline your rights and whether you should obtain our help in the pursuit of your case!