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Suing After an Accident With a Commercial Vehicle

Suing After an Accident With a Commercial Vehicle

July 27, 2022
Paul Ajlouny

How to Get Compensation If You Have Been Hit By a Commercial Vehicle

Tractor-trailers, tankers, and other commercial vehicles are common sites in New York City. Whether they are hauling materials to and from construction sites or on their weekly trash route, these vehicles are behemoths far exceeding the weight and size of even the largest passenger vehicle. Commercial vehicle accidents happen frequently and often result in serious injuries or even death.

If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries. It is important to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to determine your legal options. At Ajlouny Injury Law, we know what it takes to handle these complex cases. Contact our office today at (718) 233-3913 for a free, no-obligation case consultation.  

What You Need to Know About Commercial Vehicle Accidents

Accidents involving commercial vehicles differ slightly from normal auto accidents. Commercial trucking companies and their operators may carry multiple insurance policies to protect their assets. They may also have a team of lawyers ready to downplay your injuries or deny your claim altogether.

If you are involved in a commercial vehicle accident, you need to:

  • Contact 911
  • Seek medical treatment
  • Document what happened before, during, and after the accident
  • Take pictures and videos at the scene
  • Obtain eyewitness contact information
  • Exchange basic identification and insurance information with any involved parties
  • Consult with an experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyer

The things you do and say immediately after a commercial vehicle accident can directly affect your right to compensation for your injuries. Always call 911. Commercial vehicle accidents, even at low speeds, can do extensive property damage and often result in serious injuries. You should also seek medical attention immediately. Even if you are unsure about how hurt you are, you need to go to the doctor as soon as possible.

Common Types of Commercial Vehicles

A commercial vehicle is generally defined by its gross vehicle weight rating. Commercial vehicles may be passenger vehicles such as buses and vans or those registered to a transportation company. 

Common types of commercial vehicles:

  • Semi-trucks or 18-wheelers
  • Tractor trailers
  • Big-rigs
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Cargo trucks
  • Box trucks
  • Cement mixers
  • Passenger bus or van
  • Cargo van
  • Motor coaches
  • Construction vehicles
  • Septic trucks
  • Street sweepers
  • Garbage trucks

If you are involved in an accident with one of these or another type of commercial vehicle, you need to consult with an attorney. An insurance adjuster may contact you to make a statement within days after your accident. Do not make a statement without first having your case reviewed by a lawyer. 

Get FREE Legal Advice Today

Were you involved in a commercial vehicle accident in New York City? Contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for FREE legal advice. All consultations are provided at no charge and without pressure to retain our services. Do not go it alone. We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients.  Let us help you get the compensation you deserve.

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