Company Vehicle Accidents Leave Thousands Injured Every Year
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 one of the drivers is on the job.
If you have been involved in a company vehicle accident, it is essential that you contact an experienced Austin company vehicle accident attorney. When a driver causes a wreck while in the course and scope of their job or as an agent of the company, their employer may be held accountable for the damages they caused. However, the laws the regulate company vehicles and their drivers are often very complex, requiring industry experts and experienced litigators to adequately prove your claim
Do not wait. If you have been involved in a company vehicle accident, call Thomas J. Henry Law to speak with an attorney now.
What is a Company Vehicle?
A company vehicle is any vehicle owned or operated by a company and used by employees or agents of that company. With that, company vehicles can come in all makes, models, shapes, and sizes, including:
- 18-wheelers, dump trucks, vehicle transporters, and refrigerated trucks
- Garbage trucks, utility vehicles, tow trucks, and cement trucks
- City, school, transit, and charter buses
- Uber and Lyft vehicles
- Cars, SUVs, vans, and pickups
If you have been injured, it is crucial that you hire an Austin company vehicle accident lawyer that will not shy away from taking a case to trial. Our firm has consistently displayed expertise in demonstrating how company 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.
Who Do I Sue in a Company Vehicle Accident?
In general, companies are responsible for the actions of employees or agents of the company while in the course and scope of their job.
Employers can be held liable for an accident due to:
- Negligent hiring practices, including failure to verify proper licensing or certification
- Negligent supervision of an employee
- Failure to properly train an employee
- Failure to maintain the vehicle involved in a crash
Large companies and corporations retain equally large defense teams to combat personal injury cases involving their employees and vehicles.
If you have been injured, it is paramount that you hire a Austin company vehicle accident lawyer that will not shy away from taking a case to trial. Our firm will prepare your case for trial and take the fight to the courtroom if necessary.
Injured in a Company Vehicle Accident? Call Thomas J. Henry Law
Have you been injured in a company vehicle accident? Our Austin 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 Austin injury attorneys to start your free case consultation today.
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