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 your accident 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. It is also normal to wonder whether a commercial vehicle accident lawyer can help.
When your accident involves a commercial vehicle, 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 commercial vehicles are frequently more serious than accidents between two smaller vehicles, owing to the weight and size of commercial vehicles 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 commercial vehicle carrier 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 a commercial vehicle lawyer 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 a commercial vehicle lawyer before you decide how to proceed.
Here’s what a competent attorney will bring to your commercial vehicle accident case.
While a lawyer can serve as a valuable resource to you throughout your personal injury case, it’s important to choose the right commercial vehicle accident lawyer. San Antonio and Austin residents can benefit from the experience and integrity of our firm. We work hard to handle each case with the highest level of transparency, expertise, and compassion. Here’s what our team brings to the table.
Accident victims deserve to have a clear understanding of their rights and options after an accident. Even if you decide not to pursue legal representation, you can still benefit from our expertise by contacting us today for a free case 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 commercial vehicle accident.
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