Monmouth County Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Commercial vehicles play a vital role in keeping our economy running smoothly. But these vehicles must also share the road with passenger cars and trucks, not to mention cyclists and pedestrians. And when a commercial vehicle causes an accident, the result is often serious personal injuries to individual victims as well as potential property damage.
A qualified Monmouth County commercial vehicle accident lawyer can represent you if you are one of those victims. If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligent operation of a commercial passenger or delivery vehicle, you may be entitled to a wide range of compensation for your out-of-pocket losses and ongoing physical and mental anguish. The team at Poulos LoPiccolo PC is happy to sit down with you and review your case and provide you with legal advice moving forward.
Understanding the Difference Between Accidents Caused by Passenger and Commercial Vehicles
A commercial vehicle is any motor vehicle that is used to transport goods or paying passengers. This includes everything from passenger vans and buses to delivery vans, box trucks, and even something like an ice cream truck. Even a regular car or truck that is used to transport goods or paying customers from one place to another can be considered a commercial vehicle.
The reason it is important to understand whether or not a vehicle is “commercial” has to do with legal liability. When a car accident is the result of negligence, your first instinct is to blame the driver of the other vehicle. But with a commercial vehicle, the company or business that owns the vehicle may also be legally responsible for your accident-related injuries. Some commercial vehicles also must follow certain federal and state safety standards. Any deviation from those standards may also have been the cause of a particular accident.
This is why it is always a good idea to work with an attorney who understands commercial vehicle accidents. These cases are often more complicated than your typical “fender bender” involving two passenger vehicles. A commercial vehicle owner may be legally responsible for an accident in a number of ways, such as failing to properly hire or train its drivers or improper maintenance of its vehicles. At the same time, commercial vehicle owners are often quite savvy when it comes to defending their legal interests, so they are also more likely to put up a serious fight in court.
New Jersey Accident Lawyers Serving Ocean, Monmouth & Middlesex County
A collision with a commercial vehicle can leave you with a mountain of unpaid medical bills and a severe reduction in your income. So if the driver of that commercial vehicle–or the company that employed them–was responsible for the accident, you have every right to demand compensation for your losses. Our experienced NJ commercial vehicle accident lawyers can help. If you have been seriously injured and need legal advice, contact Poulos LoPiccolo PC today to schedule an initial consultation.