In Louisiana, commercial vehicles play a vital role in society. Whether it is a semi-truck delivering a shipment, a garbage truck serving a community, a dump truck servicing a construction site, a bus transporting passengers or a taxi taking an individual to their final destination, companies, communities, industries, families and individuals rely on commercial vehicles to complete certain tasks. However, the drivers of commercial vehicles are hired by a company, which could result in numerous liable parties in the event of a commercial vehicle crash.
Operating a motor vehicle, whether it is a large truck or a taxicab, comes with much responsibility. Every motorist is required to follow the rules of the road. This duty can rise to a higher standard when a driver is operating a large vehicle, is carrying passengers or is transporting hazardous material. At the Lucky Law Firm, PLC, our experienced legal team understands the harm and devastation that could follow a commercial vehicle accident; therefore, we are dedicated to helping victims in the Baton Rouge area navigate a civil action.
Unfortunately, commercial vehicle accidents have the tendency of causing serious harm and even deaths. Thus, our attorneys are prepared to help victims and their loved ones uncover the underlying cause of the crash, helping to hold a negligent party accountable. Whether it was due to speeding, distractions, fatigue, poor maintenance or violations of regulations controlling a certain commercial vehicle, this could easily be the cause of a collision.
Once the cause is understood, our legal team is also skilled at calculating the damages suffered by a victim. We have the resources necessary to determine the losses caused by the crash, including medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, funeral costs and other related damages.
To learn more, check out our law firm’s commercial vehicle accidents website. While commercial vehicles play a necessary role in society, individuals should be aware of the risks and dangers they pose to those traveling on or near the roadways. Victims of such a crash should ensure that they are aware of their options and understand their rights to recover compensation.