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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 those involving:

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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.