Thousands of commercial vehicles travel on roads in and out of Houston every day. Unfortunately, far too many of these drivers have an incentive to speed or drive aggressively. Delivery drivers are often paid for each package they deliver. The more packages they deliver, the more money they make. Contractors, such as plumbers, electricians, and air conditioner service technicians are often paid by the job. The more jobs they complete in a day, the more money they make. These poorly designed compensation packages put far too many commercial drivers in a position to decide between their financial livelihood and public safety.
Have you been injured by a commercial vehicle? The vehicle owner, operator, and/or their employer may be liable for your damages. At Haines Law, P.C., we stand strong for injury victims, going above and beyond to pursue just compensation on their behalves. We are fearless in our pursuit of insurance companies and unabashed in our willingness to fight.
Our capable Pasadena car accident lawyers can evaluate your commercial vehicle accident for free.
What is Considered a Commercial Vehicle?
Many commercial vehicles are over-sized and cause devastating injuries or even death in a crash with a passenger vehicle. This exposes employers with fleets of commercial vehicles to significant financial risk. To offset this risk, most of these companies are well insured for bodily injury claims.
The following are some examples of commercial vehicles:
- Box trucks delivering linens
- Dually trucks pulling goose-neck trailers
- Passenger cars delivering pizza
- Package delivery trucks
- Cargo vans carrying workers to a job
Sometimes, it is hard to distinguish a commercial vehicle from a privately-owned vehicle. Some business owners may have employees driving personal vehicles for company-related duties or errands. If you were injured in an accident involving a private vehicle that was being used in the course and scope of someone’s employment, the employer may be liable for your injuries.
Seek the Services of Pasadena Delivery Driver Accident Lawyer
If you are injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you need an experienced Houston car wreck lawyer who can identify all liable parties. Haines Law, P.C. helps clients determine the value of their injury claim and receive the medical treatment they need. When you are the victim of one of these accidents, make sure you retain our legal team. We have the knowledge and skill necessary to prove your damages.
If you or a loved one were injured in a commercial vehicle wreck, call for a free consultation.