Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
A car accident with a commercial vehicle can result in catastrophic injuries. Your medical expenses and other setbacks may be devastating.
The attorneys at Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC can help you recover damages to address the negligence of a commercial driver or truck company.
Our Rockville, MD, law firm works with crash survivors and grieving families to hold negligent drivers and their employers accountable.
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What Is Considered a Commercial Vehicle?
Basic Definition and Criteria
The state of Maryland uses the term "commercial motor vehicle" to describe various vehicles that are used to carry passengers or transport cargo.
A commercial motor vehicle must be used for those stated tasks and also meet at least one of the following criteria:
- Gross Combination Weight Rating (GCWR) of 26,001 pounds or greater
- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR) of 26,001 pounds or greater
- Ability to carry 16 or more passengers (including the driver)
- Used for the transport of hazardous materials that require placarding
Examples of Commercial Vehicles
Many of the commercial vehicle accident cases we've worked on have included one of these kinds of vehicles:
- Tractor trailers, semis, big rigs, and 18-wheelers
- Gas tankers
- Work trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Box trucks
- Delivery trucks
- Car carriers
- Garbage trucks
- Heavy haulers
- Construction vehicles
Are Ubers and Lyfts
While Uber and Lyft do involve the commercial use of a vehicle, the actual classification of rideshares is complicated. In Maryland, rideshare drivers do not need a commercial driver's license (CDL), nor are they required to have commercial insurance, yet having a commercial policy is highly recommended by insurance providers. That said, you can rest assured that our attorneys can help if you've been in an Uber or Lyft accident.
How Our Lawyers Can Help
Discussing Your Next Steps
It can sometimes be difficult to know if you should pursue a commercial vehicle or large truck lawsuit or accept the first settlement offer from insurance. Our lawyers can review what happened in the collision and let you know the best option to pursue.
Gathering and Evaluating Evidence
We have worked on many car accident and truck accident lawsuits over the years. Our lawyers know what evidence will make for a compelling personal injury claim and help establish liability on the part of the commercial vehicle driver or their company.
Securing Maximum Compensation
Insurance companies will try to get to settle quickly after a collision. Our Rockville, MD, lawyers will fight to secure a better settlement based on your injuries, losses, and hardships. We will not hesitate to bring your case to court if the situation warrants a civil trial.
Providing You With Peace of Mind
Commercial vehicle companies have skilled legal teams and ample financial resources. Our attorneys will not be intimidated by corporations or other large entities. We work tirelessly for you so that you and your loved ones can focus on recovery and moving forward.
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Accidents with large trucks can lead to debilitating injuries and even fatalities. Following a collision with a commercial truck, shuttle bus, or delivery truck, it's important to reach out to an attorney about what happened.
A truck accident lawyer can review the collision and advise if you have a case worth pursuing. The truck driver or the company that owned the commercial vehicle may ultimately be at fault for the crash. Our law firm can help you seek a favorable pre-trial settlement or take your case to court.
We encourage you to contact our Rockville law office at your earliest convenience. A member of our staff will get back to you as soon as possible.
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Common Commercial Vehicle Crashes
Collisions with Delivery Vehicles
Whether it's a package or food orders, more and more commercial vehicle accidents involve delivery drivers. The sheer amount of road traveled by Amazon trucks, FedEx and UPS trucks, and other delivery truck drivers means that truck accidents are more likely to occur.
Collisions with Buses and Shuttles
Buses and shuttles are essential for people getting to their jobs, getting across town, or heading to the airport or other destinations. Yet buses and shuttles can be difficult to maneuver and have major blindspots. Collisions affect others on the road and any occupants in these vehicles.
Collisions with Large Trucks
Commercial trucks bring goods into and out of Maryland each day. There's a risk of large truck accidents on highways all over the DC Metro Area. The large truck driver or their employer may be at fault for the crash. Our injury attorneys have worked on numerous large truck accidents over the years throughout Montgomery County and Prince George's County.
Crashes with Construction Vehicles
Construction vehicles pose a number of hazards to drivers when they are not at a work site. These vehicles are slow and lumbering, especially if there happens to be heavy machinery on the road. A commercial vehicle accident lawsuit can hold negligent vehicle drivers as well as construction companies accountable.
Statute of Limitations Deadline for Filing a Lawsuit
In the state of Maryland, there is a three-year statute of limitations for filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit after an auto collision. While this may sound like a long time, it's crucial that you contact our Rockville law firm as soon after your commercial truck accident as possible. Our team can help get the process moving and help you seek compensation.
Fatal Crashes With Commercial Vehicles Pursuing Wrongful Death Litigation
Many commercial vehicle accidents result in fatalities simply due to the size of large trucks and delivery trucks. When such tragedies occur, the team at our Rockville law firm can provide crucial support as you pursue a wrongful death case.
The damages sought in a wrongful death lawsuit can help cover funerary costs, lost income from the deceased loved one, and the emotional pain and suffering associated with their passing. Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC will handle the legal battle so you and your family can grieve with dignity.
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