Been In An Accident With A Commercial Driver? 3 Things You Need To Know

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If you were recently involved in an accident with a commercial driver and you were seriously injured, one way to get compensation for your injuries, lost work, and recovery time is through a personal injury lawsuit. Pursing a personal injury lawsuit against a commercial driver is a little different than a regular car accident against a non-commercial driver. You need to hire the right attorney, look at all responsible parties, and be prepared for a long process.

Get The Right Attorney

You do not need a regular attorney for your case. You need an attorney that specifically specializes in accidents against commercial drivers. When dealing with commercial drivers, the case is generally more complex than when looking at cases against non-commercial drivers. There are state and federal driving regulations that have to be examined and considered, and all the various parties who are responsible for the actions of the driver also have to be taken into account. You need an attorney who understands this complicity to work on your case. You need an attorney who has experience pursuing cases against the specific type of commercial driver who was involved in your accident.

Look Into All Responsible Parties

With a commercial vehicle accident, responsibility is not so easily assigned to just the driver. There are multiple parties who can be assigned responsibility for what happened in your accident. To start with, the company that the driver works for. Did they push the driver to drive more hours than they should? Did they screen their drivers properly? Did they take good care of their vehicles?

Next, there are the parties that regulate commercial drivers. Did the inspector of the truck fail to notice that there was an issue that could cause an accident? Should the driver's license have been pulled due to numerous violations?

With commercial drivers, the responsibility for your accident can extend to the people who hired the driver, the company that takes care of the commercial vehicle, and the regulators who make sure that everything is in check with formal regulations.

Be Prepared For A Long Process

Finally, you are going to want to make sure that you are prepared for a long process. A lawsuit against a commercial driver is not going to be a straightforward process. It is going to be a long process. Your attorney is going to go through a discovery process, and they are going to have to meet with a large number of individuals in order to get the information they need to pursue your case. This is not something that is typically going to be resolved within a few weeks or even a few months. It is something that is going to take a while to work out and be resolved.

When you are involved in an accident with a commercial driver, you need to find a motor vehicle accident attorney who has experience in commercial car accident lawsuits, you need to look into all responsible parties, and you need to be prepared for a long process and not a quick resolution. 


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