Why Are Commercial Vehicle Accidents More Complex?
There are many reasons why commercial vehicle accidents are more dangerous and legally complex than other accidents. As many commercial vehicles are more substantial than ordinary passenger vehicles, there’s often a higher incidence of serious harm when accidents occur. The heavier weight of these vehicles, and even the possibility of hazardous cargo, can lend itself to more traumatic injuries and, in some cases, fatalities.
Crashes involving the State and other governmental entities have shorter timelines for filing a civil claim and require providing special notice to the government even earlier. It is critical that you get an attorney experienced in these sorts of cases as soon as possible.
Collisions involving commercial vehicles also frequently involve valuable evidence that can disappear unless it is preserved. Many commercial operators have dashboard cameras and sophisticated tracking devices. These items must be retained and preserved.
It can be difficult to establish liability after a commercial vehicle accident. The police may be unsure about who is legally responsible, whether it’s the driver, the company that employs the driver, another party, or a combination. This is why it is so important to get an attorney on your side as soon as possible.