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Company Vehicle Accident Lawyers

Company Vehicle Accidents

Hit By a Company Car or Truck?

Commercial or company vehicles are cars, vans, trucks, and buses that are owned and operated by a company to be used by employees or agents of that company. Company vehicles are often used to carry work equipment, haul goods, or transport passengers, but may also be used for work-related employee transportation. Unfortunately, when employees drive irresponsibly, dangerously, and negligently, your life is put at risk on the roadways.

If you have been hit by a company vehicle, you could be entitled to compensation. Company vehicle accidents are different because multiple parties could be found reckless or negligent in the wreck. At Thomas J. Henry, our injury attorneys have handled many cases involving employees and company vehicles. Employees can be held negligent as well as the employer if the employee caused the wreck while on the clock.

WHAT IS A COMPANY VEHICLE?

A company vehicle can be any vehicle used by an employee of that company. Here are a few examples of company vehicles:

  • 18-wheeler
  • Agricultural truck
  • Box or straight truck
  • Car carrier
  • Cargo van
  • Catering truck
  • Cement mixer
  • Construction vehicles
  • Corporate automobiles
  • Delivery truck
  • Delivery van
  • Dump truck
  • Fifth wheel truck
  • Flatbed truck
  • Fleet vehicle
  • Front loader
  • Garbage truck
  • Hearse
  • Ice cream truck
  • Limousine
  • Minivan
  • Motor home
  • Passenger bus
  • Passenger car or van
  • Pickup truck
  • Pump truck
  • Refrigerated truck
  • Repair company vans
  • Ridesharing service vehicles (Uber, Lyft)
  • School bus
  • Semi-truck
  • Sport utility vehicle
  • Step van
  • Tank truck
  • Taxicab or shuttle
  • Tow truck
  • Tractor-trailer
  • Trunk tractor
  • Utility company truck
  • Wheelchair bus
  • Wheelchair van

WHO CAN BE HELD LIABLE FOR COMPANY VEHICLE ACCIDENTS?

Companies are generally responsible for the actions of their employees when their employees are acting as agents for the company. This means that when a company vehicle is involved in an accident, the driver and the company may be liable for damages. The driver may be responsible if negligence played a role in the accident. In addition, employers may be liable for:

  • Negligent supervision
  • Negligent hiring practices
  • Failure to verify proper licensing/certification
  • Failure to properly train drivers
  • Failure to maintain vehicle

Regardless of who we decide to sue, our experienced team of injury lawyers understands how large companies and corporations operate when an employee is involved in a serious automobile accident. Throughout the years, we have consistently demonstrated how company vehicle operators have caused debilitating injuries and deaths.

CONTACT AN EXPERIENCED COMPANY VEHICLE ACCIDENT ATTORNEY

Thomas J. Henry has helped people injured in company vehicle accidents across the United States stand up against some of the largest corporations in the country. For decades, we have helped victims of company car crashes obtain record-breaking verdicts, settlements, and judgments for the pain and suffering they incurred due to an employee or employer’s negligence. If you or a loved one has been injured in a company vehicle accident, you need a law firm that will provide you with representation backed by the financial and legal resources necessary to win your case. Contact us today for a free case review. Our experienced company vehicle accident lawyers are available 24/7, nights and weekends to hear your claim.

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Company Vehicle Accident FAQs

Do you have pressing questions after being hit by a company vehicle? Check out the following FAQs. If you don’t find your answer below, contact us and speak with an experienced Texas company vehicle accident attorney — available 24/7, nights and weekends.

  • What is a company vehicle?

    A company vehicle is any car, van, truck, or other vehicle that is owned and operated by a company to be used by employees or agents of that company. These vehicles can be used to carry employees, transport passengers, and haul goods and equipment. Tractor-trailers, cement mixers, cars used for ridesharing services, and corporate automobiles are just a few of the many different types of company vehicles on the road. When the employees operating these vehicles cause a crash, the employer or company may be held liable for negligent hiring practices and supervision, failure to properly train their employees, and more.

  • I feel fine. Should I still see a doctor after my automobile accident?

    Definitely. Many times injuries sustained during an automobile accident are not recognized or noticeable until days or weeks after the accident. This means that even though you may feel fine now, you may be suffering from internal injuries. You should always seek medical attention after being involved in an auto accident. When you do see the doctor, make sure to mention any complaint you may have, no matter how minor. Don’t play medical expert and evaluate the importance of a symptom. If you did not cause the auto accident, the law allows you to seek and receive compensation for any medical bills you have incurred after the collision.

  • Can I hire a Texas lawyer if I live in another state?

    Yes, you can hire a Texas lawyer if you live in another state. No matter where you live, it is important to find a lawyer who has the necessary legal resources, experienced staff, and dedication to help you obtain the best results for your case. It is also crucial that you find an attorney who has experience in your needed legal area. For example, you don’t want to hire a criminal defense attorney when you suffered injuries from an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. When it comes to your case, look for the type of lawyer who deals with the laws surrounding your situation.

  • How soon after an accident should I get a lawyer?

    Quickly. To be safe, you should talk to an attorney as soon as possible, especially if the injuries are severe or a death has resulted. All too often valuable evidence disappears, witnesses move, memories grow dim and the practical ability to prove your case may diminish. If you are still being treated by a physician, an attorney can also provide you with guidance concerning your medical care and help you deal with unpaid bills and getting needed treatment. Legal advice can also be useful if you have questions about the settlement value of a claim, your insurance policy’s terms, or suspect bad faith on the part of your insurance company. Contact Thomas J. Henry to discuss your personal injury case for free.

  • What do I do if I'm in a car accident?

    If you are involved in an automobile accident, you should never leave the scene; otherwise, you could face criminal charges. Your first step is to call an ambulance if someone has been injured. Make sure your vehicle is not creating a hazard to other motorists by moving it from traffic, when possible. Call the police and file an accident report. Never admit liability — this is a legal matter that will be investigated later. Be sure to collect the names, addresses, and phone numbers of any witnesses, or others involved in the accident. It is also a good idea to take photographs to document skid marks, vehicle damage, road obstructions, and injuries.

  • Who can I sue after a trucking accident?

    Some truck drivers own their own rig while others are employees of trucking companies, sometimes driving vehicles that the employer has leased from another company. Determining the exact nature of an employment relationship between a truck driver and a trucking company is often just the first step in identifying all of the parties that can be held liable for negligently causing an accident. Our truck accident lawyers can examine the facts of a particular accident, identify each of the relevant parties, and assess their potential liability.

  • How are semi-truck accidents different than accidents involving other types of vehicles?

    Trucks are required to carry higher amounts of insurance coverage. The drivers must also meet higher safety standards than other vehicle drivers. Trucks travel in interstate commerce and therefore, are subject to many federal regulations that do not apply to other vehicles. Trucking companies also have responsibility to perform background checks prior to hiring drivers and must periodically evaluate existing employees. Drivers are subject to limits on the number of hours they can drive in a given day. Drivers are also subject to testing for drugs and alcohol, both randomly and in the event of an accident. Violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulation Act can provide the basis for establishing fault on the part of the trucking company and it’s driver.

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