Commercial Vehicle Collisions
The car accident lawyers at Demas Law Group, P.C. have been representing victims of commercial motor vehicle accidents in the greater Sacramento area for well over 20 years. We understand the level of frustration and hopelessness survivors feel at the prospect of seeking their rightful compensation. Taking on a large company, whether at the state or federal level, is understandably intimidating, but our team of skilled Sacramento car accident lawyers can help you protect your rights.
If you have been injured or lost someone you love due to a traffic accident involving a negligent commercial vehicle driver in Sacramento, you need to have aggressive, reliable representation on your side. Contact us as soon as you can so we can begin fighting on your behalf for the reimbursement you deserve. Call us before the statute of limitations runs out on your claim. Dial (916) 444-0100 or chat with us live.
Who Is Liable in a Commercial Vehicle Crash?
Commercial vehicle accidents are often further complicated by the fact that liability may extend to more parties than just the negligent driver. For example, if a truck driver cuts a red light and causes a collision in the intersection, the trucker’s employer may also be accountable for the subsequent damages because the accident occurred while the driver was acting within the scope of employment. However, if a crash happened while the truck driver was off duty, only the driver may be held liable. Additionally, if the driver is only a contract worker, he or she may bear full responsibility for the injury claim or lawsuit.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Collisions in Sacramento?
While semi-trucks, delivery vans, public buses and tanker trailers make up only a small percentage of the vehicles on the road at any given time (roughly four percent), these commercial vehicles have a higher capacity for causing devastating damage in an accident. In fact, about 12 percent of all fatal accidents in the United States are the result of a tractor trailer or other commercial motor carrier, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).
The most common factors in these collisions include:
- Driving under the influence
- Fatigued driving
- Aggressive driving behavior
- Defective vehicles
- Violating Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulations
Despite strict laws regarding the operation of large capacity vehicles, such as a truck, van or bus, many of these vehicles are driven by employees who are pressured to complete their deliveries in a short amount of time. If you believe driver error or willful wrongdoing led to your accident, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation from the at-fault party.
Experienced Legal Representation in Sacramento
Following a commercial vehicle accident, there are often a number of investigators and insurance representatives working on behalf of the liable party. It is strongly advised that you take action as soon as possible to preserve your legal right to compensation. Do not allow too much time to pass before contacting the accident attorneys at Demas Law Group, P.C. You may unintentionally forfeit your claim if you miss the statute of limitations. Contact us for a free, comprehensive case evaluation.
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