Caution! A Commercial Vehicle Can Crash?

By Pyle Law, March 24 2022 5:25 pm
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Caution! A Commercial Vehicle Can Crash?

By Pyle Law, March 24 2022 5:25 pm
Caution! A Commercial Vehicle Can Crash?

Different Commercial Vehicles that Can Crash 

A commercial vehicle can crash and provoke a fatal accident. The last thing that any driver wants to experience is a collision with a large commercial vehicle. In this way, a serious accident can completely disrupt your life, and most commercial crashes can be serious. You always want to hire a commercial vehicle accident attorney who has experience handling cases involving commercial vehicles, as these claims can be complicated. 

Many types of commercial vehicles can crash into your car and leave you with severe injuries. Know that an experienced commercial vehicle lawyer from Pyle Law is standing by to answer any questions you might have and evaluate your legal options.

Any Commercial Vehicle Can Crash 

Absolutely, the next time you are out on the road, and especially the highway, take a moment to look at the number of large commercial vehicles and vans around you. Without a doubt, any of these vehicles can crash at any time. In one recent year, there were 5,237 fatalities and about 127,000 injuries stemming from commercial vehicle accidents in the United States. 

Some vehicles that might be involved in commercial vehicle accidents include:

  • Semi-trucks – Also commonly called tractor-trailers, these are articulated vehicles that can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. If the coupling device fails, semi-trucks might jackknife, which can cause a chain reaction crash. Due to their high clearance, semi-trucks can also be involved in override or underride crashes.
  • Tanker trucks – Tankers are tractor-trailers that transport liquids or gasses. Often, the cargo is categorized as hazardous materials, and a cargo spill can cause fires, explosions, or toxic exposure. Tankers are prone to rollover accidents. 
  • Buses – Public and private buses are commercial vehicles, and they can crash and cause injuries to bus passengers as well as other motorists. Bus passengers usually have no safety restraints, so they are especially vulnerable to injuries.  
  • Box trucks – Even smaller box trucks can cause serious damage and injuries when they crash. These trucks are often in our neighborhoods, as UPS, FedEx, and Amazon use box trucks to make deliveries daily. 
  • Shuttle vans – Shuttle vans are smaller, but they can be particularly dangerous when they crash. These vans have a narrow wheelbase and high center of gravity, making them huge rollover risks. Tire blowouts have caused many fatal passenger van accidents. 
picture of a bus in city traffic in motion blur

Bus passengers usually have no safety restraints

No matter what type of commercial vehicle hit you, expect the resulting injury case to be complicated. You need the right legal help to make sure your rights are protected after a van accident and injuries. 

Connect with a Kansas Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney Now

To ensure you are able to collect the full compensation you are entitled to, consult with a van accident attorney as soon as possible. Your attorney will step into your shoes, handling all the negotiations and communications with the opposing party for you. This means that you can focus on your physical recovery, and your attorney will focus on your financial recovery. 

For guidance on your legal rights and options following a van crash, schedule a consultation with Pyle Law today.

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