Dallas Commercial Vehicle Accident Injuries
Car accidents are scary. Car accidents with a commercial vehicle can be even worse, especially when it is a large truck, bus, or 18 wheeler.
A commercial vehicle is one that is owned by a company and driven by a company driver. Because of that, commercial vehicles are subject to a different set of rules than other motor vehicles. Both federal and state laws govern commercial vehicles.
If a commercial vehicle company or commercial vehicle driver fails to comply with these regulations, both the driver and company may be legally liable.
Types of Commercial Vehicles
Although not exclusive, the most common types of commercial vehicles include:
- Company cars or trucks
- Company vans
- Uber/Lyft and other pay-per-ride vehicles
- 18 wheeler trucks
Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Some of the common causes of commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Overworked or fatigued commercial vehicle drivers
- Driver inattention
- Commercial vehicle drivers under the influence
- Mechanical failure of the commercial vehicle
When a commercial vehicle accident happens because the driver or commercial vehicle company fell below the standards set by federal and state regulations, you may have a legal case against them.
Because of the severity of injuries and damage involved with commercial vehicle accidents, and because of the way defendant companies and drivers combat these cases, having someone who knows what they are doing on your side is crucial.
However, it is very difficult to prove that the driver or company are liable without the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney who understands commercial vehicle accident law. These drivers and companies, as well as their insurance companies, fight these cases hard.
Because of the severity of the injuries and damage involved with commercial vehicle accidents, and because of the way defendant companies and drivers combat these cases, having someone who knows what they are doing on your side is crucial. The legal team at Van Wey, Metzler & Williams is here to help.
Hiring a Dallas Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, it is important to call as soon as possible to get an attorney investigating your case. Contact us below for a free consultation with a Dallas commercial vehicle accident lawyer to see if we can help.
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