The Skill And Advocacy You Need After A Serious Commercial Vehicle Accident
The streets of Louisville are busier than ever, and much of the increased traffic is attributable to commercial drivers. A huge increase in online shopping, local food delivery and the creation of rideshare companies have added to traffic congestion and motor vehicle accidents.
If you were injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle, the problems that led to the crash may be bigger than the choices of one driver. The company’s policies may be to blame. The skilled and caring attorneys at The Greene Law Firm PLLC can help you seek compensation for your injuries, even if the defendants are well-funded national corporations.
Speed Is A Major Factor In Commercial Vehicle Crashes
Over the past few years, there has been a noticeable increase in the number of accidents involving commercial vehicles and drivers including:
- Uber cabs
- Uber eats
- Amazon delivery vans/trucks
- FedEx trucks
- UPS trucks
- Other local delivery drivers
In many cases, the drivers are not solely (or even primarily) to blame. Companies like those mentioned above advertise fast and low-cost deliveries, and they are willing to sacrifice safety to meet customer demands. Drivers may be operating under unreasonable or even impossible delivery deadlines, and they feel compelled to speed and/or drive recklessly in order to keep their jobs. A business model like this is an accident waiting to happen.
Who Can Be Held Liable For A Commercial Vehicle Accident?
When a commercial driver causes an accident while on duty, the driver’s employer is typically also considered liable under a legal principle known as respondeat superior. Some major companies try to avoid joint liability by classifying their workers as “independent contractors” rather than employees. But if a court finds that the employees have been misclassified or were required to drive in a dangerous manner to comply with company policies, it may be possible to close the independent contractor loophole and hold the company jointly liable.
Our firm has been fighting for injury victims in Louisville and surrounding areas for more than 35 years. We bring detailed knowledge of the law and considerable courtroom experience to each client and case. As such, we are not afraid to take on national corporations if it means a favorable outcome for our clients and improved safety for all Kentucky residents.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Attorneys Who Listen And Care
The Greene Law Firm is pleased to offer free initial consultations in all personal injury matters, and we take cases on contingency. That means you pay no legal fees until we help you recover money. To learn more, contact us online or call our Louisville office at 502-430-0467.