California Commercial Vehicle Accident attorney
Representing injured clients throughout the state
Accidents involving large trucks, buses, and other commercial vehicles are among the most serious and deadly in the United States. California has the highest volume of truck traffic of any state, so the risk of being in an accident involving a large truck or commercial vehicle is particularly high here. While statistics show that truck drivers are generally much more careful on the road than automobile drivers, and thankfully the incidence of fatal crashes involving trucks and other large vehicles has declined in recent years, large truck crashes still accounted for a significant number of fatalities.
We Handle All Types of Commercial Vehicle Accident Cases
To help ensure a complete legal recovery for injuries suffered in an accident involving a commercial vehicle, you and your attorney must identify as many potential defendants as possible. In many commercial vehicle accident cases, the driver may not be the only person responsible for the accident. Under the doctrine known as “respondeat superior,” a business can be held financially responsible for the negligence of its employees. When the driver of a company-owned vehicle is negligent and causes an accident, those injured in the accident may be able to recover compensation through the negligent driver’s employer.
The skilled California commercial vehicle accident lawyers at our firm are experienced in pursuing full compensation for our clients in all types of commercial vehicle accident claims, including those involving:
- Bus accidents
- Taxicab and limousine accidents
- Delivery van and truck accidents
- Shipping truck accidents
- Commercial trucking accidents
- Shuttle and passenger van accidents
- Accidents involving company vehicles
A California commercial vehicle accident lawyer is essential, as each person involved in the accident will likely be represented by counsel, claiming they should be compensated for their injuries. At B&D Law Group, our team can work to make sure that you are adequately compensated for your injuries.
Why You Need an Attorney
Accidents involving company-owned vehicles have a unique set of investigation issues and liability concerns. To establish vicarious liability and recover from the employer, the accident victim will need to show that the company exercised some degree of control over the driver and that the accident occurred while the driver was acting in the course of the employment relationship. The experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer at B&D Law Group is familiar with the laws relating to vicarious liability and knows how to pursue the maximum recovery for your commercial vehicle accident claim.
Big businesses are not above tampering with evidence. A lawyer must get involved quickly and ensure the integrity of the evidence is maintained, such as company hiring policy documentation, the damaged vehicles, the driver’s history of on-the-job accidents, and other critical evidence. Having an experienced attorney on your side as soon as possible following an accident can make a significant impact on the outcome of your case.
If you have been involved in a commercial-vehicle car accident or lost a loved one in a commercial vehicle collision, contact the skilled lawyers at B&D Law Group for a free consultation.