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Commercial vehicle accidents are all too frequent, often leading to severe injuries and even fatalities. When these accidents occur due to the negligence of a commercial vehicle driver or company, victims may be entitled to substantial compensation. At Gautreaux Law, we are dedicated to holding responsible parties accountable for commercial vehicle accidents. 

When you consult with us, we’ll learn about the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused your injuries and explore all your legal avenues. While many injury cases are resolved through settlements, we’re prepared to take your case to trial if necessary, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Reach out to us today to speak to an experienced Georgia commercial vehicle accident attorney. We offer free consultations and won’t charge any attorney fees until we secure a recovery for you. 

Representing Commercial Vehicle Accident Victims in Georgia 

Gautreaux Law boasts extensive experience handling commercial vehicle accidents. These types of accidents can include the following: 

  • Buses 
  • Tractor-trailers 
  • Moving trucks 
  • Semi-trucks
  • Box trailers 
  • Construction trucks 
  • Company cars 
  • Tow trucks 
  • Uber, Lyft, taxi, and other rideshare services
  • Amazon trucks 
  • Commercial delivery vehicles 

Companies that own commercial vehicles are typically insured, and insurers often dispatch inspectors to accident sites immediately to mitigate liability. Given their tendency to deny claims or offer minimal compensation, you need an experienced, aggressive attorney by your side. You can rely on us to provide vigorous representation and safeguard your rights, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom. 

Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents 

Numerous factors contribute to commercial vehicle accidents, including: 

  • Distracted driving
  • Driver fatigue 
  • Aggressive driving 
  • Driving under the influence
  • Speeding 
  • Inadequate driver training 
  • Reckless driving 
  • Improper loading 
  • Negligent maintenance 
  • Adverse weather and road conditions 

Regardless of the cause, our experienced Georgia commercial vehicle accident attorneys will pinpoint the responsible party, hold them accountable, and secure the just compensation you deserve. 

Assessing the Value of Your Commercial Vehicle Accident Case 

Every personal injury case is unique, and the damages you may recover hinge on factors such as the severity of your injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. Trust our legal team to conduct a thorough investigation, handling all details. We will: 

  • Visit and document the accident scene 
  • Obtain and review police reports and surveillance footage 
  • Scrutinize the commercial vehicle driver’s driving history 
  • Secure and assess maintenance records from the company 
  • Collect evidence documenting your injuries 
  • Enlist testimony from medical and vocational experts 
  • Negotiate a fair settlement with the insurance company and opposing counsel 
  • Initiate a personal injury lawsuit when necessary 

We understand the physical, emotional, and financial challenges you face and are committed to alleviating your burdens with knowledge, compassion, and personalized attention. 

Determining Liability in Commercial Vehicle Accidents 

Commercial vehicle accidents present complexities as multiple parties may share responsibility. Depending on the circumstances, liability may fall upon: 

  • The commercial vehicle driver 
  • The driver’s employer 
  • The vehicle’s owner or lessor 
  • The entity responsible for vehicle maintenance 
  • The vehicle or part manufacturer 

If, for instance, a speeding driver causes an accident leading to personal injuries and property damage, liability may extend to the driver, their employer, and the vehicle owner. When accidents result from inadequate maintenance, the company owning the commercial vehicle may be liable. Conversely, if a defect contributes to the accident, the vehicle manufacturer may bear responsibility. Given these intricacies, you need an attorney with the expertise and resources to navigate your claim. You can depend on Gautreaux Law to effectively manage your case and protect your rights. 

Rideshare Accidents vs. Other Commercial Vehicle Accidents 

In the case of injuries sustained in an Uber or Lyft accident, insurance coverage may hinge on the driver’s status at the time of the collision. For instance, if the rideshare driver wasn’t logged into the app when the accident occurred, their personal liability insurance may be the primary source of coverage. If the driver was en route to pick up a passenger or had one on board, Uber and Lyft may be responsible. Given the unique challenges rideshare accidents pose, working with an experienced Georgia commercial vehicle accident attorney is essential. 

Available Damages in a Commercial Vehicle Accident 

The law refers to the money you recover in a personal injury case as “damages” or “compensation” and these are measured in amounts of money recovered. In a successful personal injury claim, you may be eligible for both economic and non-economic damages: 

  • Economic damages cover financial losses, including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost income (current and future), and property damage. 
  • Non-economic damages compensate you for intangible losses such as pain and suffering, permanent disability or disfigurement, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. 

In cases of fatal injuries in a commercial vehicle accident, we can pursue a wrongful death lawsuit on your behalf, aiming to secure compensation for full medical expenses and the full value of the life of the deceased person. 

Contact Our Experienced Georgia Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorneys Today! 

Suffering injuries in a commercial vehicle accident can disrupt your life significantly. Allow Gautreaux Law to set things right and secure the compensation you need to rebuild your life. Reach out to us today for a free consultation.