Need an Injury Attorney for Your Utah Commercial Vehicle Accident?
With many businesses operating in Utah, it’s no surprise that we see a variety of business-related vehicles all over the roadways. Many businesses move in and out of Utah every year and many people go with it. Over the years, the state and its success have seen an influx of commercial vehicles on the roadways, popping up here and there, displaying their businesses on the sides of their vehicles. Companies that own commercial vehicles understand that there are many laws regarding insurance and how their personal commercial policy must protect others when there is an accident with serious injuries. Accidents involving commercial vehicles happen all the time. Some of the most common vehicles involved in these accidents include:
- Passenger vans and cars
- Box and flatbed trucks
- Delivery vans
- Ice cream trucks
- Tow trucks
- Garbage trucks
If a vehicle is owned by a business, it most likely fits into the category of commercial vehicles and you may be able to bring a claim against the party involved.
After You Have Been Injured
You may be at a loss of what happens in the first steps following your serious commercial vehicle accident. You want to compensate for your injuries as much as possible because the bills are adding up in front of your eyes, and you are also suffering on a physical and emotional level. However, first you understand that you will need to show that your injuries have had a negative effect on your life.
You may wonder what information relates to your case and how you will show that the other driver acted negligently. You may believe that speaking to an attorney is the first and most important aspect of your case, but this is not true – first, you should always seek medical treatment to ensure that your injuries are well-documented by a trusted member of a physician’s office or hospital before moving forward. After you have received medical treatment, you should always gather up the most important details of your case, from the photographs that outline your injury in great detail, to the police report that clearly states that the other party is at fault for the accident. Having these aspects can really make or break your case, and any attorney is going to want to see documentation that shows these things.
Here are some special things to keep in mind in a commercial vehicle accident:
- You should never move forward without the help of an attorney, because these accidents involve many elements and can become very confusing.
- The driver’s history of driving should always be considered. If they had a driving record or received tickets in the past, you have a right to know this because their employer should have looked into their background.
- The vehicle may contain a “black box,” which shows information related to your case, such as how fast the vehicle was going at the time, and when it was last maintained.
There are many parties who could be named liable in these cases. You may automatically think of the driver, but the company could also be liable if they hired an inexperienced driver, or a manufacturer if they made a defective part of the commercial vehicle. In any case, we are here for you to help determine liability and help you make your case every step of the way. If you have been injured in a Utah commercial vehicle accident, you don’t want to go it alone. Turn to an experienced attorney in your time of need.