When you get behind the wheel of your passenger vehicle, you expect to share the road with others. This is all part of driving.
What you may not expect, however, is that the driver of a commercial vehicle will act in a negligent manner. If this happens, it's possible that you could be involved in an accident that leads to serious injury (or even death).
There are many types of commercial vehicles on the road, including but not limited to big rigs, tractor trailers, 18-wheelers and buses.
Most commercial vehicle drivers understand the importance of acting in a responsible manner at all times. However, there are some that make mistakes on the road, including:
-- Drinking and driving
-- Distracted driving
-- Drowsy driving
-- Improper maintenance
-- Reckless driving, such as speeding
It only takes one of these errors to cause an accident. For example, if a trucker is texting and driving, he or she is not watching the road.
At our law firm, we have many years of experience representing people who were injured in a commercial vehicle accident. Although every case is unique, there are some factors, such as the type of negligence leading to the crash, that often remains the same.
If you're involved in a commercial vehicle accident, your health is more important than anything else. Once you receive treatment and know how to overcome your injuries, you can then learn more about your legal rights. You may be in position to receive compensation from one or more party, thus making your life a bit easier in the future.