Clearwater Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer
Commercial vehicles provide a great service to Clearwater residents. Not only are these vehicles responsible for transporting the products and goods that consumers rely on, but some commercial vehicles also transport people who depend on such motor vehicles to get to and fro’. But while commercial vehicles may be essential to our way of living and our economy, these vehicles are much larger than standard cars, and can be dangerous as such. If you’ve been in a crash or lost a loved one, please reach out to our Clearwater commercial vehicle accident lawyers at The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group for your free consultation.
Commercial Vehicle Duty of Care
While all drivers of Florida’s roadways have an obligation to operate their vehicles responsibly and in a manner that is safe, drivers of commercial vehicles have a heightened duty of care. Indeed, commercial vehicle drivers and the companies for which they work are held to strict standards in terms of hours driven, duty to keep drivers’ logs, vehicle maintenance and service requirements, and more. Despite these regulations and the obligation that commercial carriers have, accidents happen far too frequently. Some of the top causes of commercial vehicle accidents include:
- Commercial vehicle driver negligence, such as falling asleep at the wheel, driving while impaired, etc.;
- Third-party driver negligence, such as driving in a truck’s or bus’s blind spots, cutting off a commercial vehicle, or tailgating;
- Commercial vehicle company error, such as failing to properly train a driver or service vehicles;
- Vehicle (part) manufacturer negligence, if a defective vehicle part is the cause of the accident; and
- Other third-party negligence, such as the failure of a loader of cargo to properly secure the cargo.
Commercial Vehicle Accident Claims Are Complicated
A commercial vehicle accident can leave an involved person with severe and life-changing injuries. While an injured person deserves to be compensated in full for their losses, insurance companies are not always eager to cooperate. Commercial vehicle claims are complicated because of the number of potentially liable parties involved, as well as the degree of damages and losses that are usually suffered.
By working with an experienced Clearwater commercial vehicle accident lawyer, you can improve your chances of recovering the settlement you deserve. Our lawyers will work hard to preserve evidence for your case, investigate your accident, bring forth a claim or lawsuit within the required time limit, calculate your damages, hire experts to add clout to your case, file a demand letter, and negotiate your claim. We know how serious your losses are, and we are committed to working hard for you.
Call Our Clearwater Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyers Today
If you or a loved one has been harmed in a commercial vehicle accident, you need a skilled and passionate lawyer on your side. For a free consultation, please reach out to our Clearwater commercial vehicle accident lawyers at the office of The Pawlowski//Mastrilli Law Group directly. We can travel to your location, and always work on a contingency fee basis.