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Waco Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

When there is a collision between a commercial vehicle and a passenger vehicle, the impact is more devastating for the occupants of the passenger vehicle. Occupants of passenger vehicles represent 97% of deaths in collisions between commercial vehicles and passenger vehicles. Survivors of commercial vehicle accidents can suffer from catastrophic injuries that require long-term medical care. If you’ve suffered an injury or lost a loved one because of a commercial car accident, insurance may not cover all of the losses you suffer. A Waco car accident attorney at Craft Law Firm can help you navigate your legal options so that you can focus on your recovery.

  • We take a limited number of cases and that allows our team of lawyers to be selective and pay detailed attention to each case.
  • We prepare each case for trial and are always courtroom-ready.
  • We have a reputation for excellence and experience and have been recognized with the distinct honor of being a U.S. News and World Report Tier One Best Law Firm for the past four years.

Our goal is to welcome each client as part of our Craft Law Firm family both during and after their cases and help them navigate what has become the new normal in their lives.

Have you been in a commercial vehicle accident? Call 713-225-0500 today for a free and confidential case evaluation. When you call, you’ll be speaking with one of our experienced personal injury attorneys, not a paralegal or intake specialist.

What is a Commercial Vehicle?

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A commercial is any type of vehicle used for commercial purposes such as transportation of goods, wares, and merchandise. Commercial vehicles include pickup trucks, cargo vans, limousines, station wagons, box trucks, food trucks, and large trucks. The use of the vehicle will determine whether it is classified as a vehicle or not. What differentiates a commercial vehicle from a private vehicle is not the size, but the general purpose for which the vehicle is used.

Commercial vehicles are required to have commercial insurance policies. In some states, auto insurance policies include personal injury protections (PIP). Each state has its own rules and regulations concerning commercial vehicles, and the types of damages that can be recovered from them in an accident. A Waco commercial vehicle accident attorney can help you navigate the laws in your state and advise you on your particular circumstances.

Types of Damages You Can Recover

When you have been in an accident with a commercial vehicle, the insurance will cover some of your expenses including property damage and medical expenses. However, you may suffer more damages than the insurance company payout will cover and you may need to talk to a lawyer to explore all your options.

The state you are in will also determine how you get your compensation. If you are in a no-fault state, you will be dealing with your own insurance company to cover your losses. While there may be no issues getting compensation for your economic damages, some states limit the circumstances under which a person can claim non-economic damages after a commercial vehicle accident. Non-economic damages are only considered for certain types of injuries like dismemberment, significant disfigurement, permanent loss of use of a body organ, function, or system, and death. In case of the latter, our Waco wrongful death lawyers are here to help you through this difficult time.

Waco Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney

If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, you should speak with an attorney who can help you in your negotiations with the insurance companies, or prepare a case if you need to file a lawsuit to recover damages for all your losses.

We offer free consultations. If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle accident, call 713-225-0500 to speak with an experienced Waco commercial vehicle accident attorney.