• Jun
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    Posted by: Jarve Kaplan Granato Starr

    Commercial Vehicle Accidents

    Who Is at Fault for Your Injuries?

    We’ve all felt the fear that comes from sharing the road with commercial vehicles. Tractor trailers, trash trucks, cement trucks, tanker trucks – all outweigh the average passenger vehicle, and all pose a very real threat. But if the worst happens and you are in a commercial vehicle accident, how do you know who is at fault for your injuries? Is it the truck driver? The owner of the vehicle? Or might it be the truck manufacturer or the company responsible for the maintenance of the vehicle? Determining who is liable for your commercial vehicle accident is an important part of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, and the attorneys at the law firm of Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC will use all of their experience, knowledge and resources to help you identify the responsible party so that you can get the compensation that you deserve.

    In many situations, a company that employs a commercial driver is considered responsible for any accidents that they are involved in. This follows a legal theory known as “respondeat superior”, which is Latin for “let the superior make answer.” This theory applies as long as the driver’s actions were not intentional and happened as part of them doing their job. Liability for an employee’s actions or mistakes is considered to be a cost of doing business, and this works to the benefit of the person who has been injured, as employers are the ones who tend to have deep pockets and robust insurance policies.

    Despite the existence of this principle, there are others who may also be held responsible, and as diligent personal injury attorneys, the professionals at Jarve Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC will investigate the extent to which all of them were involved in order to maximize your ability to receive compensation. Others who may have contributed to the accident include the driver, the manufacturer of the truck or its parts, the repair company responsible for providing maintenance, or even a physician who cleared the driver as being physically fit for driving. In order to determine all of those who can be named in a personal injury lawsuit, we rely on our extensive network of forensic experts to carefully examine all of the evidence and witness testimony that has been collected. Based on their assessment, we will prepare a lawsuit naming all of those who played a role in your accident.

    The damages that are suffered as a result of having been involved in a commercial vehicle accident can stay with you for the rest of your life. The long-term impact is just one of the reasons why you deserve compensation: you also need to be reimbursed for all medical expenses that you have incurred or may incur in the future, the emotional trauma of the accident, any lost wages or lost abilities that you suffered, and any property that you lost. Call Jarve, Kaplan, Granato & Starr, LLC to see how our dedicated attorneys can help you maximize the compensation that you receive.

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