We travel the roads throughout our community to work, home and school. We pay little attention to the different types of vehicles we are sharing the roads with as we go about our business. There are mostly privately owned cars, SUV’s, pickups, and motorcycles on the roads we travel, but we also share the road with hundreds of commercial vehicles throughout the day, and with all the unseen hazards associated with these vehicles. There are dozens of construction vehicles sharing the road with us as well as tractor trailers, garbage trucks, cement trucks, and scores of smaller delivery box trucks from UPS, FedEx, Amazon, and the United Postal Service.
The roads of Massachusetts are congested with all types of vehicles, especially in and around Greater Boston. Commercial drivers are under enormous pressure to get to their destination as quickly and cheaply as possible. Their employers are under the same pressure to meet deadlines and to make a profit on their drivers’ efforts.
There are many causes of truck accidents. There are many circumstances that play a role in determining liability for a commercial vehicle accident that are not always immediately apparent after an accident. These include, but are not limited to: driver fatigue; problems with vehicle maintenance (Commercial truck tires are suggest to be change every 4 months when working with high loads) ; and problems with the load. Load problems could be caused by shifting loads, by not properly securing a load, and by overloading the vehicle. Identifying accident factors requires a thorough and complete investigation.
Commercial enterprises have a financial and business need to limit their liability and to defend their investment, including their employee policies regarding suspension for their drivers. Businesses that have vehicles on the road have a vested interest in their continued ability to deliver their goods or services; they need to have their vehicles on the road. They must prevent events that cause increased costs for their business, such as increased insurance costs due to insurance claims. They must limit their risks and protect their investments. They often do this by employing a legal team to help mitigate liability in any of their truck accidents.
Should you be in an accident with a commercial vehicle, whether it be a local box delivery truck or large construction equipment hauling vehicle, prepare adequately to protect your rights find the right Phoenix personal injury lawyer and call their law office immediately for a free case evaluation. Our firm has the experience to help victims of accidents involving commercial vehicles and big companies. Contact us to schedule your free case evaluation and to learn your options.
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