COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS

Commercial Vehicle AccidentsThousands of commercial vehicles share the road with other motorists every day. Although drivers, employers, and owners of tractor-trailers, delivery trucks, buses, and other vehicles have an obligation to ensure they are operated safely, accidents often occur due to negligence. At Pepper & Odom, P.C. our commercial vehicle accident lawyers understand that these types of claims present unique challenges. We put our experience and skills to work for injured victims to help them recover the maximum compensation they need to protect their health and financial future after a commercial vehicle accident.

Why Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents Different From Other Collisions?

Crashes involving large commercial vehicles often result in catastrophic injury, significant property damage, and fatalities. In cases involving only passenger vehicles, usually only one or two negligent parties may be liable for an injured victim’s damages. The driver, their employer, a separate trucking company, and even the company responsible for vehicle maintenance may all be liable in a commercial accident claim.

These organizations also have much higher liability policy limits than typical auto insurance policies. Dealing with all of these elements can be overwhelming and frustrating if you aren’t familiar with how commercial claims work. Our commercial vehicle accident lawyers have successfully recovered maximum compensation for clients in a wide array of commercial claims, including those involving wrongful death.

What Is Considered A Commercial Vehicle?

Although victims can be seriously hurt in any type of accident, catastrophic injuries often result when large trucks like tractor-trailers are involved in a crash. These types of injuries can be life-altering and may require multiple surgeries, hospital stays, rehabilitation, and long-term care. An injured victim may never be able to return to work or do the things they used to enjoy.

What Are the different types of Commercial Vehicles?

In addition to large trucks like 18-wheelers, there are other vehicles that may be company-owned, including:

  • Construction vehicle
  • Farming equipment
  • Trash truck
  • Ice cream truck
  • Delivery van
  • Mail carrier
  • Tour bus
  • School bus
  • Corporate vehicle
  • Wheelchair transport vehicle
  • Utility truck
  • Moving truck or van
  • Limousine
  • Hearse

These organizations also have much higher liability policy limits than typical auto insurance policies. Dealing with all of these elements can be overwhelming and frustrating if you aren’t familiar with how commercial claims work. Our commercial vehicle accident lawyers have successfully recovered maximum compensation for clients in a wide array of commercial claims, including those involving wrongful death.

Our Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers Fight For Your Rights

Unfortunately, since commercial accident claims often involve significant injuries and multiple parties, insurance companies try to shift blame on the victim to avoid paying damages. In these types of cases, it is essential to have a seasoned commercial accident attorney fight for your rights and interests. If you attempt to go it alone and accept an inadequate settlement, your health and financial future may be in jeopardy.

Contact A Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, our experienced team at Pepper & Odom, P. C. provides quality legal counsel and representation you can trust. Contact us online, call our Birmingham, Alabama office at 205-250-1107, or call 601-202-1111 in Jackson, Mississippi. Our commercial vehicle accident lawyers represent clients in Alabama, Mississippi, and nationwide, utilizing local counsel.