Car accidents with commercial vehicles are different from traditional crashes because there are numerous parties involved in the operation and maintenance of commercial vehicles. Learn more about commercial vehicle accidents so you can protect your rights after such an incident.
Who’s Responsible for a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Many trucks, buses, taxis, and limousines are commercial vehicles, which means that a business owns or leases the vehicle for business purposes. This means that multiple entities employed by the businesses—such as drivers, maintenance workers, cargo loaders, and more—are involved in the vehicles’ operation.
Therefore, all these parties and more may be held liable for damages in a commercial vehicle accident. With trucks, in particular, the following parties may be held responsible for a crash:
The driver: If the driver deliberately operated the truck negligently, such as driving too long without a break or drinking while driving, then they may be held liable for damages.
The operating company: If the operating company hired drivers who should not have been on the road or did not inspect their vehicles regularly, then they may be held liable for damages.
The cargo loaders: If the cargo loaders did not load the truck in a way to prevent cargo shift, and a subsequent cargo shift led to an accident, then they may be held liable for damages.
Injured in a Commercial Vehicle Accident? Contact Us Today
If you have been harmed in a commercial vehicle accident, the thought of taking on a large operating company may seem overwhelming. At Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., our personal injury attorneys will work to hold these large companies accountable for their negligence while you focus on recovering from your injuries.
Contact us today at (888) 499-6206 to schedule a free consultation.