When people talk about commercial vehicles, they often refer to trucks such as 18-wheelers, tractor-trailers and delivery vans and trucks. Because commercial trucks are used by various industries to ship and deliver raw materials and finished goods, they are often seen on major roadways throughout Texas. Unlike drivers of most passenger vehicles, commercial truck drivers have undergone specialized trainings so they can be certified as being properly trained to operate these vehicles, which are typically much larger than other motor vehicles. In general, these drivers are safer than drivers of other vehicles, but they are still human and prone like anyone to making errors. Unfortunately, with such large vehicles the results are often catastrophic.
In any truck accident, more than just the truck drivers can be held responsible. Trucks are usually owned and operated by trucking companies. If a company has failed to inspect a truck and it was later involved in an accident because of some malfunction that rendered the vehicle dangerous, then the trucking company can also be held liable.
Our law firm knows how complex truck accidents can be. They can trigger multiple liabilities if more than one other vehicle is involved. This makes it difficult for accident victims to determine who is responsible for compensation. Many victims immediately want to sue the drivers, unaware that a third party may have acted negligently and caused the crash.
Injuries sustained from truck accidents are typically more severe than those sustained from passenger vehicle accidents. The size and weight of trucks make them more dangerous on the road. Any injured accident victim will need substantial compensation to help pay medical expenses. Our law firm focuses on helping people who have sustained injuries from truck accidents. Victims can learn more about their rights and how to obtain compensation at our website.