Commercial Vehicle Accidents
California Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Representing accident victims throughout California Including Riverside, Anaheim, Santa Ana and all of Orange County
Commercial vehicles are all around us. Commercial vehicles are those vehicles that are licensed under a particular business and are generally driven by employees of that business. Take, for example, a UPS or Fed-Ex truck. If a driver of one of these commercial vehicles is involved in an accident and is found to be negligent in their driving, then the company that they work for is accountable to the injured party.
At Sky Law Group, APC, our commercial vehicle accident lawyers will fight relentlessly to make sure that the company takes financial responsibility for their driver’s actions. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients in settlements from insurance companies over the last ten years doing just that.
Is the Business Always Responsible for the Employees Actions?
The general rule is that if an employee is performing work that is within his or her normal scope of employment, then it is considered a work-related task and any accidents that they cause due to their negligence would be the company’s responsibility to remedy.
As a result, a major defense that most companies will use is to claim that the employee was not engaging in a work-related task at the time the accident took place. By arguing that the employee was not performing a duty within his or her scope of employment, the company attempts to evade liability. If they can prove that – they might be successful. That’s why it’s critical that you find the best commercial vehicle accident attorney that you can – because experience is everything when it comes to battling large insurance companies and the countless defenses that they might raise. At Sky Law Group APC, our commercial vehicle accident attorneys know exactly what defenses a guilty company might try to raise, and we know exactly how to counter those defenses and shut them down.
If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by the driver of a commercial vehicle, an experienced injury attorney can make sure that you receive prompt medical treatment, that your medical bills are covered, and that you receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Our attorneys at Sky Law Group APC will help you with all of these things and fight for you through all the legalities of your injury claim.
Some Causes Behind Commercial Vehicle Accidents
A commercial vehicle is one that is used to perform tasks in connection with a particular company or business. A commercial vehicle can be a truck, van, car, or large semi-truck. Despite the type of commercial vehicle involved, some common causes behind most commercial vehicle accidents are listed below:
- Driving in a rushed or hurried state (to complete work-related tasks)
- Not properly maintaining the vehicle
- Overloading the vehicle
- Not properly training the driver
- Driving without an appropriate license
- Not properly loading or unloading the vehicle
- Distracted driving (texting/calling/emailing while driving)
- Driving in unsafe conditions
- Not checking the background of the driver
Schedule a Free Case Analysis with our California Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Our top attorneys at Sky Law Group APC are aggressive litigators and powerful negotiators who don’t let businesses get away with their negligent actions. We will go to great lengths to make sure that the business is held accountable for the injuries that their drivers cause and will begin working on your case as soon as you give us the green light. In every injury case, time is of the essence and we will waste no time in getting you the results and recovery that you deserve. We look forward to representing you.