Commercial vehicle accidents are far too common, often resulting in catastrophic and fatal injuries. When these accidents result from the negligence of a commercial vehicle driver or company, victims may be entitled to significant compensation. That’s where Hernandez Sunosky, LLP comes in.
As a leading personal injury practice in Houston, we are committed to holding responsible parties accountable for commercial vehicle accidents. When you meet with us, we will learn about the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused your injuries and explore all your legal options.
While many injury cases settle, we will take your case to trial, if necessary, to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. Call us today to get started with an experienced Houston commercial vehicle accident attorney. We offer free consultations and will charge no attorneys’ fees until we recover for you.
Representing Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims in Houston
At Hernandez Sunosky, we have extensive experience handling commercial vehicle accidents involving:
- Moving trucks
- Box trailers
- Construction trucks
- Company cars
- Tow trucks
- Uber, Lyft, taxi, and other rideshare services
- UPS trucks
- Amazon trucks
- Commercial delivery vehicles
Companies that own commercial vehicles are typically covered by insurance companies that immediately send inspectors to accident sites to mitigate the company’s liability. Because insurers often attempt to deny claims or pay as little as possible, you need an attorney who will fight back. You can depend on us to provide aggressive representation and protect your rights at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.
Common Reasons For Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Several factors can lead to commercial vehicle accidents:
- Distracted driving
- Driver fatigue
- Aggressive driving
- Driving under the influence
- Poorly trained drivers
- Reckless driving
- Improper loading
- Improper maintenance
- Bad weather/road conditions
Regardless of the cause, our experienced Houston commercial vehicle accident attorneys will identify the responsible party, hold them accountable, and get you just compensation.
How Much Is My Commercial Vehicle Accident Case Worth?
No two personal injury cases are the same and the damages you may recover depend on factors such as the extent of your injuries, the cost of your medical expenses, the amount of property damage, and whether you contributed to the accident. You can trust our legal team to conduct an extensive investigation and handle all the details. We will:
- Visit and photograph the accident site
- Obtain and review police reports and surveillance video
- Review the commercial vehicle driver’s driving record
- Obtain and review maintenance records from the company
- Collect evidence to document your injuries
- Enlist medical and vocational experts to provide testimony
- Negotiate a fair and just settlement with the insurance company and opposing counsel
- File a personal injury lawsuit if necessary
We understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens and will help to lift those burdens by providing you with knowledge, compassion, and personalized attention.
Determining Liability in Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Commercial vehicle accidents are challenging because multiple parties may bear some responsibility. Depending on the circumstances, the following parties may be liable:
- The commercial vehicle driver
- The driver’s employer
- The company that owns or leases the vehicle
- The person or company responsible for maintaining the vehicle
- The vehicle’s manufacturer or part manufacturer
Suppose the driver was speeding and crashed into your vehicle, causing personal injuries and property damage. In that case, the driver, their employer, and the vehicle owner may be liable. If the accident was caused by poor maintenance, the company that owned the commercial vehicle may be liable. In contrast, the vehicle manufacturer may be liable if a defect caused or contributed to the accident.
Given these complexities, you need an attorney with the skills and resources to handle your claim. You can trust Hernandez Sunosky to manage your claim effectively and fight to protect your rights.
How Rideshare Accidents Differ From Other Commercial Vehicle Accidents
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an Uber or Lyft accident, you need the informed representation we provide. While rideshare companies and drivers must carry liability insurance, coverage depends on the driver’s status when the collision occurred.
For example, if the rideshare driver was not logged onto the app when the accident occurred, their personal liability insurance will be the primary source of coverage. If the driver was traveling to retrieve a passenger or transporting a passenger to their destination, Uber and Lyft provide up to $1 million in liability coverage.
As you can see, rideshare accidents pose unique challenges that require skilled commercial vehicle accident attorneys at Hernandez Sunosky.
Available Damages in a Commercial Vehicle Accident
In a successful personal injury claim, economic and non-economic damages may be available:
- Economic damages cover financial losses, including medical expenses, rehabilitative costs, lost income (present and future), and property damage.
- Non-economic damages will compensate you for intangible losses like pain and suffering, permanent disability/disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If a family member has suffered fatal injuries in a commercial vehicle accident, we can file a wrongful death lawsuit to help you obtain compensation for final medical expenses and the loss of guidance and support your loved one would have provided.
Contact Our Experienced Houston Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today!
Being injured in a commercial vehicle accident can turn your world upside down. Let Hernandez Sunosky, LLP right this wrong and get you the compensation you need to put your life back together. Call us today for a free consultation.