When commercial vehicles are involved in an accident, the damage can be extremely severe, sometimes resulting in catastrophic injuries or worse. Commercial vehicles, including buses, construction vehicles, and moving vans, are usually much larger than standard passenger vehicles, which means they can be especially destructive in a crash.
These vehicles are longer, heavier, and often carry hefty cargo, which may spill onto the road or could add to the weight of the vehicle, making the impact even more severe. Because of these factors, commercial vehicle accidents should always be treated seriously.
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If you were injured in a crash involving a commercial vehicle, our firm is prepared to help. Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers has more than 60 years of combined legal experience, and we have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Contact our law office in Clearwater today.
Our Clearwater personal injury attorneys have handled a wide variety of car accident cases in Florida, including those dealing with commercial vehicles. When you work with our firm, you can be confident that we will provide your case with the attention and care it requires.
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Types of Commercial Vehicles
A commercial vehicle is any type of truck, car, or van hired to provide some type of service.
This includes all of the following:
- City or state work trucks
- City cars
- Courier service vehicles
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery trucks or vans
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Moving trucks or vans
Holding Drivers & Companies Liable for Their Negligence
Following a commercial vehicle accident, it is extremely important to identify the liable party. If your accident was caused by driver intoxication, failure to abide by traffic laws, a vehicle malfunction, fallen cargo, or other similar issues, you have a right to take action against the party responsible for your injuries.
Additionally, the company that owns the vehicle or employs the driver might be found responsible if they failed to follow certain safety rules regarding the driver or vehicle itself.
Drivers should be fully trained, properly licensed, and allowed frequent breaks in order to prevent drowsy driving. If these rules were not observed, the company may be liable for the actions of the driver.
Likewise, if the company failed to load or maintain the vehicle properly, and that negligence caused the crash, the company may be deemed responsible for the resulting damage.
Let Our Firm Help You Seek Maximum Compensation
If you or someone you love was harmed by a commercial vehicle due to some type of carelessness or negligence, we want to help you seek compensation. Compensation may include repayment for past and ongoing medical expenses, loss of wages, as well as pain and suffering.
Our firm is available 24 hours a day for your convenience, and we won’t charge you unless we win your case.
Contact Roman Austin Personal Injury Lawyers to talk to our Clearwater personal injury attorneys about your commercial vehicle accident.