Commercial Vehicle Accident Cases Can Become Complicated
Accidents involving commercial vehicles typically turn into complex cases. If the commercial carrier operates interstate, the case will be filed in federal court. Whether the case is state or federal, fighting the commercial insurance company is something that an experienced lawyer should handle.
At Shelly Law Offices, LLC, our attorney has been protecting the rights of individuals in Pennsylvania for more than 25 years. Attorney Carol A. Shelly has the experience to represent you in state or federal court. As a trial lawyer, attorney Shelly has the knowledge, skill and reputation to recover the compensation you need for past, present and future losses caused by the accident. You may be entitled to compensation for vehicle damage, medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
What Is Different About Commercial Vehicle Cases?
In addition to tractor-trailers, commercial vehicles can include:
- Delivery trucks and vans
- Construction vehicles
- Private buses and coaches
- Vehicles driven by salespeople
- Rental trucks and cars
- Garbage and recycling trucks
- City or state vehicles (such as SEPTA buses and trains)
Insurance Companies Want An Unbalanced Fight
The challenge of commercial vehicle accident cases is that your opposition is a commercial insurance company. To protect the company from the expense of commercial insurance payouts, the insurance company’s lawyers will try to turn down claims by denying fault for the accident.
We will determine who is at fault for the accident and work to build a strong case for our clients. Depending on the details of the accident, there may be multiple liable parties such as the driver, the vehicle’s manufacturer and the company that owns the vehicle. When appropriate, we work with experts in fields such as engineering and accident reconstruction.