Making a Personal Injury Claim After a Work or Delivery Vehicle Accident
Motor vehicle accidents involving delivery vans and other work vehicles present special considerations when it comes time to consider taking legal action to protect the accident victim’s right to compensation for injuries and property damage.
- Were you in a car accident while driving for work-related reasons? Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may have legal rights outside the workers’ compensation system. If someone who is not employed by your company helped cause the accident, then you may be able to file a private injury claim against that individual. Third-party claims may be especially helpful in major accident cases, when the workers’ compensation payout might fall short of fully compensating for the effects of the accident.
- Were you struck by a delivery van or other work vehicle? Commercial drivers and business enterprises carry different types of insurance policies than individual drivers. They also tend to have greater legal resources to fight back against legal claims in an attempt to deny responsibility for an accident and limit their financial exposure. Companies that utilize commercial drivers and vehicles also have specific safety responsibilities, including regular fleet vehicle maintenance.
Take Action Quickly After a Work Vehicle Accident — But Choose Your Attorney With Care
If you have been injured in a delivery vehicle accident or other work truck collision, getting a lawyer involved from the start can be one of the most critical decisions you make. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, you may find yourself dealing with a large corporation that has tremendous resources and that has already begun its investigation and defense by the time you have decided to file a legal claim.
Consulting a lawyer is important, but choosing the right attorney is even more important. Greenberg & Stone, is a nationwide truck accident law firm whose attorneys have more than 60 years’ experience representing injury victims in legal claims following major accidents. Not only do we have significant years of practice, but we have specific experience handling truck and work vehicle accident cases.
From the time of your first phone call, Greenberg & Stone and our Rapid Response Team will spring into action. No matter where you are in the United States, we work with a network of attorneys and local counsel that gives us the capacity to send a team to the accident site immediately. Our team will survey the damage, take photographs, interview witnesses, record the condition of the vehicles and begin investigating maintenance records. This must be done early, as evidence can become lost, destroyed or compromised.
We Negotiate on Your Behalf With the Insurance Companies
Our delivery truck accident lawyers will also protect you from insurance companies that may pressure you to settle your claim for an insufficient amount of money. No matter how supportive they may seem, the only goal of insurance companies is to reduce the amount of money they pay to you. Do not give them a recorded statement without an attorney present. You have the right to fair compensation for your injuries and property damage.
By hiring representation right away, you send a clear message to insurance companies: You are serious about protecting your rights by holding trucking companies and drivers accountable for the damage done.
Learn More About Greenberg & Stone
If you or a loved one has suffered injury in a work vehicle accident, we encourage you to learn more about our AV-rated* law firm, our attorneys and our past successes on behalf of our clients. To ask questions about your specific situation, call us toll free at 888-499-9700. We are headquartered in Miami, Florida.
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