Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Experienced Kansas City Personal Injury Attorney
Were you involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle? Commercial vehicles can pose a serious risk to other drivers, pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists alike, sometimes resulting in severe injuries and extensive damage. Whether you were involved in an accident with a bus, moving truck, semi-truck, delivery van, construction vehicle, or any other type of commercial vehicle, our firm is here to help you get back on your feet.
Why Choose Us?
At DiPasquale Moore, we are dedicated to helping our clients fight for the justice and compensation they deserve after suffering a serious injury. We know how complicated the legal process can be, and instead of allowing our clients to be overwhelmed, we’re committed to standing by you each step of the way. Our firm has more than 50 years of collective experience at our backs, and we have an impressive track record of success that speaks for itself. We pride ourselves in our compassion and professionalism, and we always work on a contingency fee basis, which means you don’t pay a dime unless we win your case!
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Types of Commercial Vehicles
Any vehicle used to carry goods or fare-paying passengers is considered a commercial vehicle. Some of the most common commercial vehicles you see on the road are semi-trucks and buses, but there are many more out there.
- Some of the most common types of commercial vehicles include:
- City or state work trucks
- Construction vehicles
- Delivery trucks or vans
- Dump trucks
- Garbage trucks
- Moving trucks or vans
What Causes Commercial Vehicle Accidents?
There are several different ways in which commercial accidents can occur. As with any car crash, the incident could be caused by driver error or the error of other drivers on the road. Accidents might also occur because of dangerous road hazards, vehicle malfunctions, or a failure to properly maintain the vehicle.
After an accident, it’s important to find out what caused the crash so that you can determine who is liable for the resulting damage. When it comes to commercial vehicle accident’s it is likely the company who owns the vehicle is liable.
Commercial vehicles must be properly maintained by the company who owns them, and the drivers hired by those companies should be adequately trained to drive their vehicle safely. In the event that the company acts negligently, they may be held responsible for the crash.
Commercial accidents could be caused by the following company errors:
- Poorly secured or improperly loaded cargo
- Inadequately maintained vehicles
- Drivers are unqualified or untrained
- Company employed negligent hiring practices
- Drivers were not given sufficient breaks
Most commercial vehicles are larger than standard passenger vehicles, especially commercial trucks, vans, or trailers. When it comes to commercial vehicle accidents, these types of incidents are usually very damaging, sometimes resulting in catastrophic injuries or even death. If someone you love was harmed or killed by a commercial vehicle due to some fault of the driver or the company that owns the vehicle, we want to help.
Contact DiPasquale Moore to get started on your Kansas City commercial car accident case.