Were You Injured In A Commercial Vehicle Accident?
If you live in Shepherdsville or anywhere on the Interstate 65 corridor, you know how busy commercial traffic is, virtually any time of the night or day. A number of shipping hubs are located right in our area, increasing the likelihood of accidents involving box trucks, vans, semi trucks and other commercial vehicles.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, it is important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who knows how to handle the complex legal issues involved.
At Molly Burke Law Office, PLLC, we handle commercial vehicle accident claims for clients throughout Bullitt County and surrounding areas in Kentucky. Our lawyers are here to protect your rights and guide you through the legal process.
Determining Who Is At Fault
Cars, trucks, delivery vans, tow trucks, hotel shuttles, taxicabs — all of these fit the definition of a commercial vehicle, provided they are used for business purposes.
Commercial vehicle accidents are largely handled the same as any motor vehicle accident, but there are a few unique legal principals at play concerning driver liability and commercial liability insurance. Depending on the nature of the business and the vehicle’s purposes, accident victims may pursue compensation from the driver, the driver’s employer, the owner of the vehicle or all of the above.
Commercial drivers may be bound by certain regulations, such as the number of hours on the road each day. If the driver was violating such rules at the time of the accident, it may point the way to additional sources of compensation.
If you were injured by the negligence of a commercial driver, the main thing to remember is this: You deserve compensation for your medical bills, wage loss and other hardships. You don’t have to navigate this complex legal terrain by yourself. Our experienced lawyers are here to do it for you.