Commercial vehicles are everywhere these days. Whether it’s a construction vehicle, delivery truck, government vehicle or semi truck, these large vehicles dominate the road and pose a major threat to other motorists. When an accident occurs, innocent victims can be left with serious or even fatal injuries. When this happens, you need an experienced accident attorney to represent your best interests and fight for the compensation you deserve.
There are many causes of commercial vehicle accidents, but one of the main reasons these accidents occur is due to the nature of commercial vehicles. Simply put, the drivers of these vehicles are at work when they’re behind the wheel. Therefore, drivers may be stressed, may be rushing to meet deadlines, or may be overtired from working too many hours. And while there are strict laws and regulations to help prevent accidents, accidents still occur. Whether due to speeding, reckless driving, distracted driving, improper loading, inadequate maintenance or sadly, drug and alcohol abuse, the negligence of a commercial vehicle driver can cause an accident that has devastating consequences for everyone involved.
If you’ve been in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, it’s important to contact an attorney with experience in these types of cases. An experienced attorney understands the causes of these accidents, the types of injuries that occur and how to hold the responsible party accountable. In fact, the driver of the commercial vehicle may not be the only one at fault for the accident. The driver’s employer or the vehicle manufacturer could also be held accountable. This is something commercial vehicle companies know all too well. That’s why they keep defense attorneys and accident reconstruction experts on retainer. As soon as an accident occurs, their lawyers will immediately begin their investigation. They may even begin investigating your accident before you have had a full medical exam of your injuries and long before you contact an attorney. Ultimately, their job is to use their expertise to limit the amount of money paid to accident victims. Therefore, it’s in your best interest to contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to fight for your rights and get you the compensation you need to recover from your injuries.
If you or a loved one has been involved in a commercial vehicle accident and have sustained injuries, contact the Capaz Law Firm. The Capaz Law Firm has the knowledge, skills and experience to aggressively pursue your claim and get you the compensation you deserve. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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