Commercial Vehicle Accidents
On Behalf of The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C.
February 17, 2017
Commercial drivers face significant pressure to make timely deliveries in areas with heavy traffic, often during the busiest times. For the drivers of commercial vehicles as well as other drivers on the road, this can increase the risk of motor vehicle accidents and serious personal injuries. If you have been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, or have been in an accident while working as a commercial vehicle driver, it is important to have an advocate on your side who knows how to help you obtain the compensation you need to recover.
At The Law Offices of Goldfine & Bowles, P.C., we understand the challenges you are facing in the aftermath of an auto accident. The physical recovery, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering: These are serious challenges. Our attorneys are here to help. We have been representing injured clients throughout the areas of Peoria, Galesburg and Bloomington, Illinois, since 1962. Whether you are a commercial driver or if you have been hit by a commercial vehicle, our lawyers can help you.
We represent clients in accident claims involving:
- Garbage trucks
- Tractors and other construction site vehicles
- Pizza, sandwich and other food delivery vehicles
- Municipal work vehicles
- Delivery trucks
Accidents involving these and other commercial vehicles are common, especially during rush hours and dangerous winter months.
Compensation For Injuries Caused By Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Depending on the details of the accident and who was at fault, there are a number of avenues for compensation. In addition to a common auto accident claim, a commercial vehicle driver could be a workers’ compensation claim, a third-party liability claim might be available if a defective vehicle caused the accident, and the potential for corporate liability exists in certain situations.
Under Illinois law, employers can be held liable for the negligent acts of their employees. So if a negligent delivery driver caused an accident, the driver’s employer might be held liable to cover the costs of injuries and other damages that result. This is a very favorable law for Illinois drivers, as it could substantially increase the potential for compensation.
Talk with an attorney from our firm to discuss your rights and options. Call us at 309-205-3266 (309-205-3266 toll free) or email us to schedule a free initial consultation. We take cases on contingency, so there will be no attorney fees until we win.