Commercial vehicles such as trucks, taxis and delivery vehicles are an essential part of our economy. Unfortunately, the sheer numbers of vehicles on the road and the pressure to deliver goods, services and people on time can lead to unsafe driving practices.
At Laura L. Rybicki, LLC, in St. John, our Porter County truck accident attorneys represent people who are injured in accidents involving commercial vehicles in Lake County, Porter County and throughout northern Indiana. We offer a free initial consultation to explain your rights and options.
Who Is Responsible if I Am Injured by a Commercial Vehicle?
Commercial vehicle accidents are different from accidents involving private vehicles in that both the driver and the driver’s employer may be liable. Examples of employer negligence may include:
- Hiring unqualified drivers
- Encouraging unsafe driving practices in order to increase profitability
- Lack of proper maintenance of safety components such as tires and brakes
- Practices that encourage drivers to violate hours of service laws
When a company places profits over safety, our civil justice system can hold the company accountable and compensate accident victims for damages such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent injury.
To protect your rights to compensation, it’s important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible after the accident so that evidence of liability can be collected and preserved.
For More Information About Commercial Vehicle Accidents
For more information or to schedule a free consultation with our Porter County and Lake County commercial vehicle accident lawyers, call (219) 365-7766 or fill out the contact form on this website.