Commercial Vehicle Accidents
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Commercial vehicles present an increased risk for accidents in Pittsburgh and elsewhere for a number of reasons, including both the large size and weight of the vehicle. Many commercial vehicle accidents stem from dangers inherent to the commercial vehicle itself, as these vehicles are often designed to carry unwieldy cargo or perform dangerous work. Unfortunately, when a commercial vehicle accident results in serious injuries, the large companies that own these often-dangerous vehicles jump into action quickly and use their substantial resources to minimize the financial compensation to which the accident victim is rightly entitled.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a commercial vehicle accident in Allegheny County or elsewhere in Western Pennsylvania, the experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyers at Matzus Law LLC are here to help. We take a client-centric approach to every injury case we take on—primarily because we are driven by a passion to help secure justice for accident victims when they need it the most. We use our significant experience handling these types of claims to even the playing field in commercial vehicle accident cases where the party who actually caused the accident often has substantially greater resources than the accident victim. We provide all clients with a free and confidential initial consultation, so call us today to discuss your case.
Any number of vehicles technically qualify as commercial vehicles, but in most cases, the vehicle is either designed to transport a large number of passengers, hazardous materials or other type of load for compensation. Examples of commercial vehicles include:
Because these commercial vehicles are, by definition, much larger and heavier than most personal vehicles, if you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you are much more likely to sustain serious injuries than if the accident involved only personal vehicles. In some cases, the injuries sustained can be devastating or fatal. Regardless of the type of injury you sustained, our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers are here to help. We have successfully helped clients recover full and fair compensation for injuries such as:
At Matzus Law LLC, our experienced commercial vehicle accident lawyers understand that a serious injury can change your life forever, which is why we are committed to holding the parties responsible for your accident accountable. We know how important it is for you to focus on your physical recovery, which is why we are dedicated to standing by your side every step of the way on the road to recovering the compensation you need to get the best possible care. We fight to obtain a compensation package that covers all of your expenses stemming from the commercial vehicle accident, including compensation for:
We provide full-service care to all of our clients, and we will get to know you personally in order to more effectively negotiate on your behalf. To make sure you are getting the compensation you need, we will:
At Matzus Law LLC, our experienced Pittsburgh commercial vehicle accident lawyers will be by your side every step of the way as we fight to make sure you are fully compensated for your injuries. If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a commercial vehicle accident, call us or fill out this online contact form today to schedule a free and confidential consultation to discuss options for protecting your financial future so that you can focus on recovering physically and emotionally.
Yes. Drivers of commercial vehicles are required to obtain a commercial vehicle license (CDL), which is a specialized license that requires the driver to satisfy certain requirements, such as submitting to physical examinations every two years. Drivers of commercial vehicles must also satisfy certain hearing and vision requirements, and cannot have any mental impairments that would interfere with driving such a large vehicle. In some cases, violations of these rules can be the cause of the commercial vehicle accident itself.
Commercial vehicle accidents can be caused in any number of ways, including those that commonly impact any other car accident—driver fatigue, distracted driving, and aggressive driving can all play a role in causing a commercial vehicle accident. In addition, elements such as poor training and failure to satisfy the physical requirements for obtaining a CDL can factor into the accident’s cause. In some cases, the owner of the commercial vehicle may fail to conduct regular inspections and properly maintain the vehicle or may fail to take appropriate measures to ensure that drivers are properly screened and trained.
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