If you’ve been hurt in a car accident, you know how much a split second can change your entire life. One second you’re driving down the road with not a care in the world, eager to see your spouse or children, and then out of nowhere, another car crashes into you possibly leaving you injured or leaving a loved one dead.
This horrifying scene takes place all too often, and while many people have lived to tell about their terrifying car accident experience, many people don’t live to tell their story because they were hit by a large, commercial vehicle.
Being involved in a traffic accident with a tractor-trailer carrying several tons of material is absolutely devastating. If you have survived a collision with a commercial vehicle but have been severely injured as a result, then you may be entitled to monetary compensation, especially if the other driver or company that owned the truck, was at fault.
Commercial Truck Accidents
Truck accidents involving commercial vehicles are quite different than car vs. car accidents. When you’re hit by a commercial vehicle, in addition to the truck driver possibly being responsible for the accident and your injuries, the company that owned and maintained the truck may be held liable, too. Commercial truck drivers are hired by the company to transport goods for long distances, and commercial trucks are often serviced by many different mechanics that work for the company that owns the truck.
As you can see, there may be several parties who contributed to your accident, especially if the commercial vehicle malfunctioned in some way. If the truck was not properly maintained, not only the company but also the maintenance team may be held partially responsible.
A skilled commercial truck accident attorney has the knowledge to get to the root of the cause of your accident. Why should you have to pay for medical bills that you incurred through no fault of your own? You may have a lifetime of medical bills ahead of you. You may be admitted to a hospital for days, weeks or months. You may need physical rehabilitation. You may need to purchase expensive medical equipment if you have suffered limb damage like paralysis or worse, amputation as a result of your injuries.
The possibilities for expensive care are endless following a serious collision with a large commercial vehicle. A knowledgeable truck accident attorney knows how to fight for your rights as a victim and won’t stop until you get the financial assistance you deserve.
What’s a Commercial Vehicle, Exactly?
There are many types of commercial vehicles on the road:
- Delivery and cargo trucks and vans
- Catering vans and trucks
- Box trucks
- Sanitation trucks
- Cement trucks
- Tow trucks
- Refrigerated trucks
If you travel a lot, you probably see these monstrous vehicles barreling down the highways. Add long hours of driving, often with very little sleep, and the subsequent amphetamine use that truckers sometimes depend on to get them to their next stop and you have a deadly recipe for disaster.
Please call our truck accident attorney at 888-640-6789 to schedule a free case evaluation today.