It probably goes without saying that a motor vehicle accident can wreak havoc in the lives of both the victim and his or her family. In addition to the pain and suffering that the victim has to endure, there are various financial challenges such as expenses for medical treatment and rehabilitation, which is compounded by the loss of pay due to absence from work.
In fact, matters can be worse if the accident was caused by a heavy commercial vehicle, such as a bus or a large truck, because owing to the sheer size of large commercial vehicles, the possibility of sustaining serious injuries and and other damages are far greater than an ordinary accident with another car of more or less the same size.
How is a commercial vehicle accident different?
At Salim-Beasley, LLC, we understand the fact that an accident caused by a large commercial vehicle may result in a catastrophic injury that may have long-term, or maybe even life-long, consequences for the victim and that victim’s family members. To add to that, there are high chances that the driver of the car loses his or her life in the accident as accidents with large commercial vehicles often have higher chances of causing death.
It is important to remember that unlike regular car accidents, an accident caused by a large commercial vehicle needs to be handled differently because of the various added implications related to insurance and other liabilities for both the victim and the owner and/or the driver of the commercial vehicle. For example, the owner or the driver may have violated state or federal regulations, which could be highlighted in court for a judgment in favor of the victim.
What could be your options?
If you wish to learn more about how we, at Salim-Beasley, LLC, can help you protect your interests in the aftermath of a commercial vehicle accident, you may want to visit our website. You may also visit our office in Natchitoches, Louisiana, or schedule a free consultation with us over the phone at any time that is convenient for you.