Any motor vehicle accident can change your life in the blink of an eye. But when a crash is major, the aftermath may not just be life-changing; it could be life-threatening.
If you or a loved one were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you will likely find yourself in the latter group, unfortunately. Commercial vehicles are large, heavy and can be very destructive in the event of a crash. Because of how much damage they can do and how severe victims' injuries can be in these types of accidents, it can be crucial for people who have been hurt and their families to understand their rights to take legal action.
However, cases against commercial vehicle drivers and/or owners can be much more complicated than cases against other drivers. To begin with, they typically involve laws and regulations of which you may be unaware because they only apply to commercial vehicles. Without a thorough knowledge of these rules, you find yourself at a disadvantage when negotiating or arguing with the other parties.
Additionally, commercial vehicle companies may have a great deal of resources at their disposal. This can give them time and money to drag things out and try to intimidate victims to either accept a much lower settlement or give up altogether.
Finally, these parties can have far more experience in defending themselves in these claims. Chances are that you and/or your loved one have only been involved in this one catastrophic accident so you will not have the benefit of knowing what you can anticipate in these situations.
With all this in mind, it should be no surprise that people who have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident often work with an attorney to pursue a claim for compensation against a negligent driver or vehicle owner. An attorney can help you level the playing field and fight for what you deserve.
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