A commercial vehicle is any vehicle that is on the road for business purposes. Semi trucks hauling freight from one side of the country to the other, UPS and FedEx trucks dropping off packages and vans delivering flowers are just some examples of commercial vehicles.
When the driver of a commercial vehicle causes an accident, the handling of the case may differ somewhat from other motor vehicle accidents. The Finney Law Office features truck and commercial vehicle accident attorneys in St. Louis who have been getting results in cases like these since 1981. We understand the nuances of these claims and can help you pursue compensation if you or a loved one has been hit by a commercial vehicle.
Why Commercial Vehicle Accidents Are Different
Different rules apply to commercial vehicles. The trucking industry, in particular, is governed by a far-reaching set of regulations that frequently come into play in truck accident claims. For example, truck drivers can only spend a certain number of hours behind the wheel without taking a break. Not surprisingly, our investigation of truck crashes often reveals that appropriate breaks were not taken and that the collision may have been the result of truck driver fatigue.
Commercial vehicles tend to take a great deal more wear and tear than other vehicles. These vehicles may be on the road for full days throughout Missouri and Illinois. It is important that they be properly maintained. Another common cause of commercial vehicle accidents is improper maintenance. Our investigation may reveal brakes that were in need of replacement or other issues that should have been resolved with an effective maintenance schedule.
Free Consultation | Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
Call 314-646-0300 to schedule a free consultation with an attorney experienced in handling commercial vehicle accident claims.