18 Nov Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicles are defined as vehicles used for carrying goods or passengers. If you or a loved one have been injured or otherwise harmed in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation.
Immediately following your accident, it is advised that you seek medical attention. Even if you feel that you do not need it. Adrenaline may mask the full extent of your injury. Then, the first person you should speak with Is an expert personal injury attorney from our firm. We will oversee your case from start to finish, securing the maximum amount of compensation for your damages and allowing you to focus on recovery.
A variety of factors on the road may contribute to the likelihood of a commercial vehicle accident. It is always advised to drive cautiously and without distractions. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that those who share the road with us will do the same. Common causes of commercial vehicle accidents are as follows:
- Driver fatigue – Truck drivers often work ridiculously long hours and get very little sleep. this may contribute to drowsiness and impaired motor skills.
- Speeding – Large commercial vehicles require extra space and time to brake. For this reason, truck drivers that drive too fast run the risk of rear-ending vehicles in front of them, or completely losing control.
- Poor vehicle maintenance – Improperly maintained commercial vehicles may be subject to tire and brake failure. These malfunctions may have devastating ramifications.
- Improper loading – The way a commercial vehicle is loaded significantly impacts the handling of the vehicle. A commercial vehicle may veer out of control if it is loaded improperly.
Our firm will work diligently to maximize the strength of your case and ensure our mutual success. One way in which we do this is to gather evidence that supports your story and validates your claim. Examples of evidence that our firm will work to collect include (but are not limited to):
- Video surveillance of the accident
- Photo evidence
- A police report
- Witness testimony
- Relevant insurance information
- An illustration and timelines of the events leading to the accident
- Driver’s maintenance and cell phone records
Do not pay for another party’s negligence or inattention. Costs and expenses that arise from your accident should be fully compensated for in your settlement. Damages that you may receive compensation for include (but are not limited to):
- Hospitalization fees
- Future medical bills
- Loss of earning potential/livelihood
- Property damage
- Home modifications
- Pain and suffering