Any serious accident can leave you feeling extremely vulnerable. You may be suffering from severe physical pain and emotional trauma, and on top of it all, you’re probably wondering how much it will cost you. It’s normal to be uncertain about what steps you should be taking to make sure you are protecting yourself from being taken advantage of and to ensure that you’re getting the medical care you need to put your life back together.
When you have been hit by a commercial vehicle, however, the period immediately following can be an especially confusing and distressing time. The decisions you make, such if and how you communicate with insurance companies and whether you seek medical care, can have a tremendous impact on the outcome of your case. It is important to have a basic understanding of what it takes to build the strongest case, and an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer will help educate you as part of an initial consultation.
A commercial vehicle is defined as any motor vehicle used to transport goods or paying passengers — everything from semi trucks and trailers, to pickup trucks and vans, to taxis and buses. Essentially, if a vehicle is owned by a company and used mainly for business transport, it’s classified as a commercial vehicle. Collisions involving these vehicles are frequently more serious than those between two smaller vehicles, owing to the weight and size of the trucks and the conditions that professional drivers work under. And while every driver has the responsibility to uphold the rules of the road and operate his or her vehicle safely, there are some special considerations that may add complexity to a commercial vehicle accident case.
Here are a few things to consider as you begin thinking about how to best handle your accident case.
However, in some cases, negligent training and management practices can actually contribute to driver fatigue — and the accidents that occur as a result. When there is documented evidence that these companies encourage or even force drivers to operate vehicles without rest, the organizations may be held responsible for your damages. Investigating and documenting these practices takes considerable effort and expertise, so it is worth contacting an attorney if you think drowsy driving was a factor in your case.
Not every accident case requires the expertise of an attorney, but when commercial vehicles are involved, it’s wise to at least contact an attorney before you decide how to proceed.
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Austin accident victims deserve to have a clear understanding of their rights and options after an accident. Even if you decide not to pursue your case, you can still benefit from our expertise by contacting us today for a free evaluation. Together, we’ll review the facts of your case and help you decide whether hiring a lawyer makes sense for you as you work to recover from your collision.
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