Get help finding the Right Commercial Driver Accident Injury Lawyer for your case
Commercial driver accidents can be common on freeways and major roads with the increase of commercial vehicles and trucks making their ways across city and state lines. There are many causes of commercial driver accidents, as with any vehicle or truck-related accident. Some causes may include mechanical defects, such as break malfunctions, electrical system defects, tire or wheel problems; poor weather or poor road conditions; or driver neglect, such as driving under the influence, speeding, sleep deprivation, distracted driving, etc (either on part of the commercial driver or the other driver involved in the accident).
What makes commercial driver accidents different is that commercial drivers have an additional set of rules that govern them on the road and they have a company that is responsible for them and their vehicle(s). It may also be difficult to prove fault of the accident. One of the drivers may have been at fault for negligent driving, or the company that the commercial driver works for may be found responsible. If road conditions played a part, liability may not fall to either driver, but instead to the local government.
Being involved in a commercial driver accident can be detrimental to one's physical well-being and financial well-being. The driver may incur any number of injuries on the road, such as broken bones, whiplash, paralysis, head trauma, or even death. In addition, the accident may injure another driver or innocent passengers or bystanders. The accident can also cause property damage, as commercial trucks are typically larger and heavier than other motor vehicles. Commercial drivers are especially at risk of being involved in a serious accident because of their long driving hours and distances, back-and-forth deliveries, and/or the possibility of driver fatigue or poorly maintained commercial vehicles. Commercial vehicles are often larger and heavier and may result in more serious or fatal auto accidents.
If you have been involved in a commercial driver accident, experienced attorneys can help you on your road to recovery. Attorneys will work hard to evaluate the circumstances surrounding the accident and gather strong evidence to prove who or what was at fault. Commercial drivers injured in accidents may be entitled to a workers' compensation claim to help with their medical expenses and losses. An experienced attorney can help with all claims to ensure the victims of a commercial driver accident are well compensated quickly to help them with any losses or damages they may have faced.
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