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Commercial Vehicle Accidents in Fort Lauderdale

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Almost all car accidents are complicated to resolve, but when your crash involves a commercial vehicle like a large truck or bus, it can be even more difficult to get the full compensation that you deserve. These crashes are also more likely to be fatal for passenger car drivers, due to the sheer size of most commercial vehicles.

Our experienced auto accident team at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., can help you seek justice and fair recovery after a life-altering commercial vehicle accident. Whether you’re grappling with the loss of a loved one or seeking financial restitution for your own injuries, we’ll be committed to your case from the first moment you walk through our doors in Fort Lauderdale.

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What Is a Commercial Vehicle?

Although we typically think of large interstate tractor trailers when we hear the term “commercial vehicle,” this term can encompass a wide range of vehicle makes and models. Under the Florida Statutes 320.01(26), commercial vehicles that meet a certain weight requirement must be defined as commercial motor vehicles (CMV), and the parent businesses may assume some liability for a crash. Additionally, all CMV drivers must carry a valid Commercial Driver’s License (CDL).

However, nearly any privately-owned vehicle can also be considered to have a commercial intent, at least in the realm of personal injury law – and the driver’s company may be ultimately liable for any injuries you sustain during a collision. A good example would be a taxi service: While these signature yellow cars do not qualify as CMVs under the law, you may still be able to sue the taxi company after an accident.

Defining Liability for a Commercial Vehicle Accident

Because there are so many different types of commercial vehicles on the road, it may be extremely difficult to find out who is liable for your crash. From Uber drivers on the clock to delivery van companies, you may need to hold several parties accountable for your accident injuries.

Here are just a few of the most common commercial vehicles you may encounter:

  • Privately-owned charter buses
  • Delivery vans
  • Limos and taxi cabs
  • Semi-trucks
  • Private school buses
  • Ridesharing vehicles, like Uber and Lyft
  • Mail delivery vehicles
  • Tractor trailers and 18-wheelers
  • Tour buses
  • Airport shuttles and vans
  • Interstate buses, like Greyhound

Not all drivers who manage these vehicles have to carry active CDLs – but they are all required to operate their vehicles safely and securely, and to carry a standard driver’s license. If they act in a manner that puts your life in jeopardy, whether by driving drunk or failing to use proper turn signals, they can be held accountable in the wake of a collision.

Adept Advocacy for Your Accident Case

No matter how many parties may have been involved in a commercial vehicle accident, a skilled attorney can investigate the circumstances and ensure that the right individual or organization is held responsible. That’s our goal here at Rosenberg & Rosenberg, P.A., where our experienced accident team carries a collective 240 years of experience. Dedicated to each of our Fort Lauderdale clients, we’ll go the extra mile to fight for full compensation after you’ve been injured.

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