San Antonio Company Vehicle Accident Lawyers
Company Vehicle Accident Attorneys Serving Injured Clients in San Antonio and Surrounding Areas
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a commercial or company vehicle, you undoubtedly have questions. Who is responsible, the driver or the company? Who do I call? Should I report the driver to the company? Where do I begin?
You do not have to face these questions alone. Call Thomas J. Henry Law now for your FREE case review with an experienced San Antonio company vehicle accident attorney.
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Company Vehicle Accidents Injured 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 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 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.
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.
Our San Antonio Personal Injury Law Offices
- Phone number: 210-941-2191 (attorneys available 24/7 to assist you)
- Address: 5710 W Hausman Rd, Suite 108, San Antonio, Texas 78249