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Types of Commercial Trucks Involved in Accidents

By William Chanfrau, Jr. on November 15, 2013

Commercial Trucking Accidents - Auto Collision LawsuitsWe share the road with many kinds of vehicles each day, and it's of the utmost importance that all motorists respect each other and observe all of the rules of the road. When auto accidents occur because of a failure to follow the rules of the road, it is extremely important that you get in touch with our skilled personal injury attorneys to learn more about all of your legal options.

One especially serious kind of motor vehicle collision that can occur involves commercial trucks. Let's take a few moments right now to consider these kinds of accidents and what can be done to address them from a legal standpoint.

What is a commercial vehicle?

A commercial vehicle refers to a motor vehicle that is used by a company or individual to transport goods or move paid passengers from one place to another. When it comes to commercial trucks, there are many different examples to consider.

Examples of Commercial Trucks

Many people think of commercial trucks as semi-trailer trucks, large shipping trucks, and box trucks. Pick-ups can also be considered commercial vehicles depending on their uses and purposes.

Some possible commercial vehicles that may be involved in a truck accident include:

  • Large semis shipping goods
  • Refrigerated shipping trucks
  • Tractor trailers
  • Flatbed trucks
  • Moving trucks
  • Cement mixers
  • Tow trucks

Examples of Possible Commercial Truck Accidents

One common and tragic example of commercial truck accidents involves large shipping trucks that cross our highways each day. Sometimes trucking companies will make their drivers work ridiculous hours, which results in serious fatigue for the drivers. When the truck drivers are tired, their reaction times and good judgment are seriously affected. This can lead to sideswipe accidents, front-end collisions, and jackknife accidents. These can lead to countless injuries in the process.

Should any of the above occur, it's imperative that our truck accident attorneys be contacted to review your case.

Why These Kinds of Accidents Are So Serious

Trucks are heavier and generally larger than most vehicles on the road, which is especially the case when the trucks in question are designed to carry heavy loads. This means that they have reduced stopping power and generate more force on impact due to the increased mass. The likelihood of serious injury and even death goes up immensely when a regular commuter vehicle is involved in an accident with a large commercial truck.

How Our Legal Team Can Help You and Your Loved Ones

When seeking a legal claim against a company, you may be facing an uphill battle. Large trucking companies in particular often employ strong legal teams that are well versed in the nuances of auto accident litigation. By partnering with our legal team, you will have sufficient know how and tenacity on your side to help ensure the best possible outcomes and fair damages for injuries and losses. With us on your side, you can concentrate on recovery, healing, and in the case of fatal accidents, grieving.

Learn More About Auto Accident Litigation

For more information about auto accidents and your many options out there for skilled legal help, be sure to contact our Central Florida personal injury attorneys today. Our entire team of attorneys looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve justice. We are here for you in your time of legal need.

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