There are thousands of commercial vehicles on the road in San Diego County representing a variety of businesses including trash collection, construction, shipping, and delivery trucks. The drivers of these motor vehicles must obey the same rules of the road as any other driver and must drive carefully and reasonably. You can think of these vehicles as being a mobile company. I say this because the company will be held liable if their vehicle is involved in an accident. The actions of the employee driver are directly transferred to the company that owns the vehicle.
What is a Commercial Vehicle?
A commercial vehicle is any kind of vehicle that is used to solely for the benefit of a company or business. The vehicle will generally be registered and insured under the company’s name, and not by an individual. A commercial vehicle could be a truck, car, van, semi-truck, limousine, taxicab, or bus for example.
Who is Liable When a Commercial Vehicle Gets Into an Accident?
Of course, if you were the one responsible for the traffic accident, you will be the one who is responsible for paying damages. But what if the commercial vehicle is the at-fault party? In that case, the company or business will be liable for your injuries. Even if the driver was the negligent person, the company will be the one who will cover your medical bills, loss of earnings, and pain and suffering. This bodes well for accident victims because the company or business generally has more money to pay a settlement than the individual employee.
How Can Our Lawyers Help?
The commercial vehicle accident attorneys are experienced in handling these types of claims. In the past, we have been able to receive favorable settlements from the delivery companies for our clients’ personal injuries. If you or a loved one has ever been involved in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, please call our law office for a free consultation.