Commercial vehicle accidents can happen anywhere commercial utility or delivery vehicles operate, from highways to parking lots. Deciding whether an accident is caused by human or mechanical error and who is at fault, can be challenging and best left to experienced accident investigators, like L. Clayton Burgess, commercial vehicle accident attorney.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed in a commercial vehicle accident, in Louisiana let the commercial vehicle accident attorneys at the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess help you. Contact us today to speak with one of our highly skilled and respected personal injury lawyers who can evaluate your case and ensure that you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries and suffering.
How to Decide Who’s at Fault in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
Commercial vehicle accidents can result from a variety of factors, including the carelessness and recklessness of drivers. Liability issues can be evaluated and determined by an experienced attorney, but vehicle manufacturers, distributors, retailers, governmental entities and drivers are all parties that may be held liable for commercial vehicle accidents. Some causes of commercial vehicle accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Mechanical Defect: This may include defective electrical systems, wheels and tires, brake systems, repair and upkeep neglect.
- Human Error: Drivers are required to operate commercial vehicles with 100% of their ability at all times. Issues like intoxication, sleep deprivation and inadequate training often result in commercial vehicle accidents.
- Environmental Issues: Road maintenance as well as upkeep and design can also be factors in a commercial vehicle accident. If this is the case, the government may also be liable.
Our experienced Lafayette Louisiana personal injury attorneys can help you identify whether a self-insured defendant or corporation is liable for improper maintenance, for neglecting to prevent unauthorized use of a commercial vehicle, for inadequate supervision and training of the driver and/or some other contributing factor.
What are Your Rights When You’ve Been Involved in a Commercial Vehicle Accident?
If you or a loved one has suffered injury or death in a commercial vehicle accident—whether as a driver, a passenger or a pedestrian/cyclist on the sidewalk—you may be eligible to recover your damages including medical bills, lost income or earning capacity, pain and suffering and more. Depending on the circumstances surrounding the accident, drivers, truck owners, manufacturers, the government or other negligent third party could be held accountable for your losses.
Whether you are dealing with a car crash or a semi-truck collision, accident law can be difficult to navigate if you don’t have the right tools.
Contact the Law Offices of L. Clayton Burgess today at 337-234-7573 or toll free 877-234-7573 to speak with an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer who can help you maximize your legal rights.