El Paso Company Vehicle Accident Attorneys
COMPANY VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAWYERS SERVING INJURED CLIENTS IN EL PASO AND SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES
Thomas J. Henry’s company vehicle accident attorneys in El Paso are dedicated to holding negligent parties accountable for their actions and strive to help our clients recover from devastating injuries.
Commercial or company vehicles are cars, vans, trucks, or buses that are owned and operated by a company. They are used by employees or agents of that company to carry work equipment, haul goods, or transport passengers, but may also be used for work-related employee transportation. Unfortunately, the negligent driving habits of employees can put your life at risk on the roadways.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), someone dies in a motor vehicle crash every 12 minutes, an injury occurs every 10 seconds, and a crash occurs every 5 seconds. Many of these incidents occur during the workday or while on the job.
If you have been involved in crash with a company vehicle, you may be entitled to compensation. Company vehicle accidents are treated differently than other car accidents because multiple parties could be held responsible for recklessness or negligence in the crash. At Thomas J. Henry, our injury attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle many cases involving employees and company vehicles. Both employees and employers can be held negligent if the employee caused the crash during a shift.
WHAT CLASSIFIES AS A COMPANY VEHICLE?
A company vehicle is considered to be any vehicle used by an employee of that company. The following are a few examples of company vehicles:
- Cars, pickup trucks, SUVs, and vans
- Garbage trucks, utility vehicles, tow trucks, and cement mixers
- Semi-trucks, dump trucks, vehicle transporters, and refrigerated trucks
- City and school buses, vehicles used for Uber and Lyft, and limos
WHO CAN BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?
Employees act as agents for the company when using company vehicles, and companies are generally responsible for their actions. As such, both the driver and the company may be liable for the damages of an accident involving a company vehicle.
Evidence of negligence as a factor in the accident means the driver may be responsible. Additionally, employers may be liable for:
- Negligent supervision of employees
- Negligence in hiring practices, including failure to provide or verify proper licensing and certifications
- Failure to properly train employees that drive the vehicles
- Failure to maintain vehicles
If you have been injured, it is crucial that you hire an El Paso company vehicle accident lawyer that will not shy away from taking a case to trial. Our firm has consistently displayed expertise in demonstrating how commercial vehicle operators have been responsible for terrible injuries and deaths. We will prepare your case for trial and take the fight to the courtroom if necessary.
CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED EL PASO COMPANY VEHICLE ACCIDENT LAWYER
Have you been injured in a company vehicle accident? Our El Paso company vehicle lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to evaluate your case. It is important to retain an attorney as soon as you can following a crash with a commercial vehicle. Our firm will take immediate action on your case and ensure that evidence pertaining to your case is protected.
Contact our El Paso injury attorneys to start your free case consultation today.
- Phone number: 915-566-0788 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 221 N. Kansas Street, Suite 700, El Paso, Texas 79901 (walk-in Monday through Friday)
Everyone has been very helpful…could not have done a better job. They were very patient and did their best for my family. Highly recommend TJH Law Firm.
– Crystal R., 4/22/2018