Commercial Vehicle Accidents
In the state of Virginia, anyone who drives a commercial vehicle must hold a commercial driver’s license (CDL). This regulation is set in place because of the risk commercial vehicles pose to other drivers due to size, weight, and cargo and activity. Even though commercial vehicle drivers are held to a higher safety standard than regular drivers, accidents still happen. From delivery vans and garbage trucks to semi trucks and buses, commercial vehicles can cause catastrophic injuries when involved in a crash.
If you or a family member has been the victim of a commercial vehicle accident, Cannella & O’Neal will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve for the injuries you may sustain. Every commercial vehicle accident attorney at our firm knows how much these types of injuries can affect your life and are here to help make the recovery process a bit easier. If you lost a family member due to the negligence of a commercial driver, you can also count on us when pursuing a wrongful death case.
Commercial Vehicle – Who is Held Accountable?
When pursuing a personal injury case after being involved in a commercial vehicle accident, there may be more than one party to hold accountable for your injuries. The commercial vehicle driver may be responsible if the crash was caused by driver fatigue, distracted driving, reckless driving, or driving under the influence. However, the company who hired the driver may also be at fault for hiring a careless employee, not checking the employee’s credentials, or working them over a safe amount of driving hours. If the accident was due to a mechanical failure, either the vehicle’s manufacturer or mechanics could be held liable. A commercial vehicle accident lawyer at Cannella & O’Neal will be able to look into each party to determine who owes you compensation for your injuries.
Cannella & O’Neal — Your Guide
Immediately following your commercial vehicle accident, you may be contacted by the responsible party’s insurance companies in their attempts to minimize your payout. Cannella & O’Neal highly recommends seeking legal counsel at the first opportunity following your accident, so we can litigate and negotiate on your behalf. With over 40 years of experience successfully representing personal injury clients in and out of the courtroom, we will go above and beyond to make sure you are getting the right amount of compensation for your unique injuries.
Contact Cannella & O’Neal today to get expert advice and start working on your commercial vehicle accident case by calling our Personal Injury Hotline at (800) 843-4090 at any time of the day or night, 7 days a week. You can also fill out our injury intake form, and we will respond within 24 hours to your inquiry with the information you need. To make things easier for commercial vehicle accident victims, our team can come to your home, the hospital, or wherever is most convenient to start working on your case.
WE WILL COME TO YOU
Our attorneys service a wide range of areas throughout the State of Virginia, including:
- Caroline County
- Buckingham County