Liability for commercial vehicle accidents can be far-reaching

An automobile accident between two Florida residents may be a frustrating event. Even if the parties are not hurt and only suffer damage to their property, they are often caught in a complicated process of sorting out insurance, having their vehicles repaired, and dealing with the hassle of the whole situation. Accidents, though, are not always this straightforward. When victims suffer serious personal injuries they may have to fight to get what they need to move forward.

Victims of motor vehicle accidents can sue for the recovery of their damages. The lawsuits that they file will name the party or parties that they believe caused their harm. In a case where two private parties experienced a crash, one may sue the other for their damages. However, when a person is hurt by a commercial vehicle, there may be a multitude of possible parties to include in their personal injury pleadings.

A commercial vehicle accident victim may sue the driver of the vehicle that hit them, and they may also choose to sue the truck’s owner if that is a different party. If a corporation employed the driver at the time of the accident, that entity may be liable for the victim’s losses, too, if it was responsible for putting the unsafe driver on the road. Insurers and other entities may also hold some liability for victims’ losses when commercial vehicles are involved in accidents.

Vehicle accidents can be serious and victims can suffer significant injuries when they occur. Personal injury attorneys can represent victims of commercial vehicle accidents. This way, victims can be advised as to how to include all possible defendants on their pleadings for damages. This, in turn, may increase the likelihood that they recover the compensation they need to recoup medical expenses, lost wages, and damages that may arise in the future.

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Imagine you are driving along minding your own business when a semi hits a median after crossing three lanes of traffic, blocking your lane. Unable to stop in time, you strike the truck’s cab with your much smaller vehicle. We don’t have to imagine that scenario because one of our clients lived it. Though he was unable to walk away from the crash without injury, we were able to help him walk away from the incident with a settlement that will make things easier for him and his family.