Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Commercial drivers are known for driving fast and sometimes recklessly. They may be distracted while driving between deliveries or may be fatigued from driving too many hours. Regardless, careless driving is never acceptable because it can cause serious accidents that result in devastating injuries or even fatalities.
Lawsuits involving commercial vehicles can be very different from injury accident or wrongful death cases involving private cars. Because of the differences between business insurance and consumer insurance, and the sometimes complex ownership and employment relationships involved, an experienced attorney’s analysis of your case can make a significant difference to the outcome of your claim.
WHAT QUALIFIES AS A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE?
Generally, all vehicles are considered a “commercial vehicle” when it is titled or registered to a company. Vehicles that are designed to carry more than 16 passengers are considered a commercial vehicle. We handle commercial vehicle accident cases involving such vehicles as:
- Dump trucks, heavy-duty pickups, or other construction or excavation vehicles
- School buses, charter buses, church buses, or city buses
- Delivery vans and trucks
- Hospitality vans or shuttle vehicles
- Trucks, vans, or cars driven by public employees while on duty
Commercial drivers include not only delivery vehicles and couriers, but also business people who rent cars while on company business. Employers may be responsible for their employee’s actions, even if the employee was driving his or her own vehicle.
STRUCK BY A COMMERCIAL VEHICLE? WHAT TO DO NEXT
The time frames for presenting a claim against the state, a county, or a local government are often shorter than they are in personal injury cases against a private individual or business, so it’s important to obtain legal advice as soon as possible after the accident to make sure you’re not giving up any of your rights to compensation. Different types of cases have different statues of limitation.
It is critical that you contact an attorney immediately after suffering any injury so that the appropriate statute of limitations can be determined. The attorneys at the law firm of Wettermark & Keith, will make sure to explore all aspects of your case as soon as possible to ensure that no claims are lost as a result of untimely action.
SERVING JUSTICE – ONE CASE AT A TIME
Here at Wettermark & Keith, no case is too big and no case is too small for our expert injury lawyers to pursue. Our top attorneys represent each and every client with the utmost respect, compassion, and employ the thorough legal expertise needed to make their case a success. We realize that this is likely a difficult situation for you and possibly your family and are here for you.
Commercial drivers are required to carry large insurance policies. As a result, if you are injured in a commercial vehicle accident that was not your fault, there will be a significant amount of insurance to cover your damages. However, insurance companies will not pay this money willingly. Before you sign anything or make any statement, you should get the advice of an experienced personal injury attorney at the law firm of Wettermark & Keith
NO RECOVERY, NO FEE GUARANTEE
When selecting clients to represent in court, our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. What this means to our clients is simple: if we don’t win your case, you won’t pay anything. We choose to operate this way for the sole benefit of our clients, we want to see you obtain a successful recovery so that you can continue to carry on with your life.
Contact us today if you have been the victim of a personal injury or lost a loved one to a wrongful death inflicted in a commercial vehicle accident. Fill out the free case evaluation form on our website and we will get back to you promptly.
If you wish to speak to us directly, feel free to call our location nearest you.