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Company vehicles seem to be everywhere, clogging the roads and pushing
their way through traffic. These vehicles are often much larger and heavier
than normal passenger vehicles and can cause enormous damage in the event
of an accident. If you have been injured by a driver of a commercial vehicle,
then consult our team at the Womac Law Firm to learn about your options.
We defend both drivers and
pedestrians who have been injured in an
auto accident with a commercial vehicle.
We welcome a wide variety of commercial vehicle accident cases, including
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How Do Commercial Vehicle Accidents Happen?
Like any other type of motor vehicle collision, commercial vehicle accidents
often occur due to operator error. Company vehicle drivers have the same
requirements as any other motorist on the road, meaning they must act
reasonably and take appropriate measures to avoid negligently causing
an accident. Unfortunately, this does not always happen.
Some common causes of commercial vehicle accidents that could be attributed
to driver negligence include:
- Speeding, including driving too fast for weather/road conditions
- Drunk and drugged driving/operating a vehicle while intoxicated (OWI)
- Distracted driving, including texting or using a cell phone while driving
- Failure to yield the right of way
- Failure to obey traffic controls, such as stop signs and red lights
- Unsafe and/or unlawful passing, turning, or merging
- Fatigued driving and falling asleep at the wheel
- Traffic law violations
- Aggressive and/or reckless driving, including road rage
Company vehicle operators are not the only ones who can cause accidents.
In some cases, another party may be at fault, whether because they directly
caused the accident or because they contributed to the driver causing
the accident through negligent practices.
This could be the case in the following circumstances:
- The company that owns/leases the vehicle did not conduct proper maintenance
- The entity responsible for company vehicle repairs was negligent
- The company vehicle driver’s employer engaged in negligent hiring/supervision practices
- The company vehicle driver may have violated hours-of-service regulations
- A manufacturer or distributor may have sold a defective vehicle/vehicle part
- A third party, such as another motorist, negligently caused the crash
At Womac Law Firm, we carefully conduct investigations to determine how
a commercial vehicle accident happened and, most importantly, who is liable.
Who Is Liable for a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Establishing liability for a company vehicle accident is complicated. Depending
on how the accident happened, as well as other underlying factors, one
or several parties may be at fault.
Our New Orleans commercial vehicle accident attorneys work to determine
if any of the following parties are liable for your accident and the resulting injuries:
- Company vehicle driver
- Driver’s employer
- Company that owns/leases the vehicle
- Manufacturer or distributor
- Party responsible for vehicle maintenance/repairs
- Another motorist on the road
Injuries Caused by Company Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents tend to result in devastating injuries. Because
these vehicles are often larger and heavier than standard cars and pickup
trucks, they frequently cause serious damage when they collide with others
on the road. Tragically, these accidents sometimes result in fatalities.
These injuries may necessitate extensive, ongoing medical treatment. In
very serious cases, they may require lifelong care. Victims may be unable
to work and earn a living for weeks, months, or even years. This can add
serious financial strain to an already stressful situation.
At Womac Law Firm, we work directly with our clients to understand the
nature of their injuries and the extent of their damages. From there,
we advocate for the full compensation you are owed for your current and
future medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and lost quality of life.
Protect Your Rights by Hiring an Experienced Attorney
The businesses behind commercial vehicles will fight to minimize their
losses, and would prefer that you negotiate with them directly without
hiring a personal injury attorney to represent you. Don't make that
mistake. The goal of the insurance company is to pay victims as little
as possible. At the Womac Law Firm you will have a dedicated New Orleans
commercial vehicle attorney on your side throughout the process.
Ed Womac has Represented Clients for 35 years
As one of the leading personal injury firms in the New Orleans community,
we have a well-earned reputation for our results-oriented advocacy and
client-centered focus. We know how much a claim means to a client, which
is why we work diligently towards a successful outcome.
Call (504) 470-3935 for a One-on-One Consultation
We invite you to discuss the details of your accident with a New Orleans
commercial vehicle accident lawyer from our team. We can review your case
and provide you with our honest assessments. If you have any questions,
feel free to ask us. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn everything
you want to know about your case and our services before committing to our firm.
Reach our firm at
one of our conveneint locations by calling (504) 470-3935.