Company Vehicle Accidents Injure Thousands Every Year
Commercial or company vehicles are cars, vans, trucks, or buses that are owned and operated by a company. Common examples include:
- 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
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 a 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 Law, 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 to Expect Following a Company Vehicle Accident
If you have been involved in a company vehicle accident, do not expect the adverse driver’s employer to play fair. Typically, a company will attempt to limit their liability by placing the blame on their driver or on you. In truth, companies hold much more legal responsibility for their drivers than you may think. For example, an employer can be held liable for an accident involving one of their drivers if they displayed:
- 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
The problem is large companies and corporations are very much aware of their legal responsibilities and the repercussions they may face if they fail to meet those responsibilities. As such, they employ teams of defense attorneys whose sole purpose is to limit or eliminate the company’s liability should an employee be involved in an accident. Do not expect them to play fair and do not expect them to put your recovery above the interests of their shareholders.
The best thing you can do following a company vehicle accident is to call an experienced injury attorney. At Thomas J. Henry Law, we employ a team of lawyers just like the big companies do – the difference is we don’t have shareholders, we work for you.
When to Contact a San Antonio Company Vehicle Accident Attorney
If you are involved in a company vehicle accident, it is best to contact an experienced company vehicle accident in San Antonio as soon as possible. Accidents involving commercial and company vehicles can be particularly complex as they require you to navigate complicated federal and state overseeing multiple aspects of the commercial vehicle industry.
Fortunately, the company vehicle accident attorneys at Thomas J. Henry Law have decades of experience representing clients injured crashes involving commercial and company vehicles. Over the past 25 years, we have secured record-breaking verdicts and settlements on behalf of clients injured in company vehicle accidents and understand the process and work it takes to get our clients maximum compensation. We have also built professional relationships with expert witnesses across the nation who can lend their specialized knowledge and expertise to your case.
Remember, each day you wait to contact your attorney, the more your claim to compensation is at risk. Do not wait, call Thomas J. Henry Law now.
Injured in a Company Vehicle Accident? Contact Thomas J. Henry Law
Our San Antonio 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.
Thomas J. Henry was named one of the Best San Antonio Lawyers by San Antonio Scene for three consecutive years (2018, 2019, and 2020) and was recognized as the Best Attorney of San Antonio by the San Antonio Current in 2019 and 2020. He is a lifetime member of Rue Ratings’ “Best Attorneys of America” and his firm, Thomas J. Henry Law, was named one of the Top Law Firms of 2020 by Newsweek.com.
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- Phone number: 210-941-2191 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
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