Bay Area Commercial Vehicle Accidents
Bay Area commercial vehicle accidents involving delivery or utility vehicles can occur anywhere – on the highway, in the city, or even in a parking lot. Unlike accidents between private passenger vehicles, common carrier or delivery van accidents can present special problems to the plaintiff seeking damages for injuries, medical expenses, and lost income. Contact San Mateo County commercial vehicle injury lawyer Todd Emanuel for effective representation in a negligence action against the driver’s employer or the owner of a truck or van involved in such an accident.
Simply identifying all of the defendants in a commercial vehicle accident can represent a challenge to the injured party, particularly where rental trucks or vans driven by an independent contractor are involved.
Our experience in accident investigation can maximize the likelihood that the right defendant will be held accountable for your injuries. We can look beneath the surface of the accident scenario to see whether a given corporate or self-insured defendant can be held liable for negligent hiring or engagement of the driver, for inadequate training or supervision of the driver, for failing to prevent unauthorized use of a corporate vehicle, or for improper maintenance of a delivery truck, service van, or repairman’s pickup.
Commercial van accident lawyer Todd Emanuel can also represent you in a personal injury action against the state or a municipality if your injury was caused by the careless operation of a public vehicle, including police or sheriff’s department vehicles.
The main thing to remember when considering a lawsuit for damages after an accident caused by a vehicle operated by a driver in the course of his or her employment is that you’re not just going after an individual and his or her auto insurance carrier – you’re likely going to sue a corporation or even the government. Only skilled, experienced, and thoroughly prepared representation can restore the balance between plaintiff and defendant in cases like these.
For additional information and a free consultation, contact the Emanuel Law Group at our San Mateo County office, or in one of our other locations throughout the Bay Area. We want to hear from you.