Commercial & Work Vehicle Accidents
Find help, healing, and compensation from commercial or work vehicle accident injuries when you count on Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC, personal injury attorneys in Rockville, MD. We understand that these types of accidents can be devastating physically, mentally, and financially for everyone involved. With the right help, you can recover and regain the means to live a whole and healthy life once more.
If you’ve been involved in an auto collision with a large commercial vehicle, or as a driver on the job, we want to help you.
- Delivery Vans & Work Trucks
- Big Rigs, Semis, Tractor Trailers Or 18-Wheelers
- Heavy Haulers & Flatbed Trucks
- Gas Tankers
- Garbage Trucks
- Construction Vehicles – Fork Lifts, Cement Mixers & Dump Trucks
- Car Carriers
Vans, Trucks & Trailers Are Everywhere
These days, two-day, next-day, and express delivery are more and more commonplace. We live in a service on-demand economy. Getting the products we need and want in a flash often means relying on large commercial vehicles to transport them citywide, statewide, or farther Whether you operate a commercial vehicle or simply find yourself on the road with them, it’s important to know where to turn when accidents happen.
These types of collisions can involve regulations on local, state, and federal levels. It can be difficult to secure black box evidence or determine who is at fault – the driver, the trucking company that maintains and inspects the trucks, or whoever loaded the vehicle.
We can help you wade through all of the red tape and get fair representation and compensation after an accident.
Big Vehicles Can Cause Huge Accidents
If you’ve ever driven past a large semi-truck, a tractor-trailer loaded up with building supplies, or a full car carrier, you’ve probably felt the earth-shaking forces these speedy behemoths exert just by being big, quick, and incredibly heavy. There’s no terror like being at the wrong end of a large truck of any kind that has become out of control.
According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), over 4,000 people died in large truck crashes in 2018. 96% of the victims killed in two-vehicle crashes between a passenger vehicle and a large truck were the occupants of the smaller, passenger vehicle.
Causes Of Semi-Truck Crashes
Both human error and the nature of truck driving itself factor into the cause of most auto collisions with commercial vehicles. With rushed, tired, or distracted drivers in charge of vehicles that are difficult to maneuver and sometimes 20 to 30 times heavier than your average car, you have a recipe for tragedy.
What caused your commercial truck or work vehicle accident?
- Driving Under The Influence Of Alcohol Or Drugs
- Wet Or Slippery Roads
- Unsecured Cargo
- Poorly Maintained Brakes
- Improper Cargo Loading
- Inexperienced Drivers
- Tire Blowouts
- Wide Turns
- Driver Fatigue
Accidental Crash Injuries With Commercial Vehicles
As you can imagine, being in an accident with a work van, pickup, or large truck is no small matter. All it takes is a lack of proper maintenance, a momentary lapse in judgment, or icy road conditions. Commercial vehicles can push you into other lanes of traffic, run you off the road, or cause a collision.
The potential for injury, especially fatal injuries, in these circumstances is terrible.
- Internal Bleeding
- Broken Bones
- Seat Belt Injuries
- Neck & Back Injuries
- Head & Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
Your Truck Accident Personal Injury Lawyer
If you’ve experienced an injury resulting from a car crash with a large truck, Greenblatt & Veliev, LLC is here to help you in and around Montgomery, Frederick, and Prince George counties. Our Rockville firm can help you with your personal injury or wrongful death claim. Contact us today to schedule your free evaluation.