What Are Your Rights After A Commercial Vehicle Accident?

Were you injured in a motor vehicle accident with a commercial truck, van or car? Was a family member harmed while riding a taxi? Commercial vehicle drivers cause accidents in Columbia, Missouri, on a frequent basis. Let our commercial vehicle accident lawyers help you with your recovery.

The Copeland Law Firm is dedicated to helping accident victims and their families in Missouri. Our attorneys understand what you are going through, and we will provide you with practical options in the aftermath of an accident involving a commercial vehicle of any kind.

How To Recover Money After An Accident With A Business-Owned Vehicle

A commercial vehicle can be as big as a semi or as small as a pizza delivery car. Any vehicle driven for business purposes is likely to be covered by commercial insurance, which can significantly change the nature of the accident claims process.

Because commercial liability coverage typically starts at $1 million per accident, there may not be underinsurance problems except in the most severe cases involving disabling brain injuries, permanent spinal cord damage, or fatal injuries. This means that we will not normally have trouble collecting a settlement or jury verdict once liability is established.

However, you still might encounter problems with proving your damages claim. Where an auto insurer might agree to settle for the policy limits, a commercial vehicle insurer will have substantial liability risk to defend and will demand clear proof of every part of your damages claim.

Guiding You Through The Accident Claim Process

Our lawyers advise and represent clients in commercial vehicle accident cases occurring on highways, public roads and railroad crossings in Columbia and throughout the state. We have vast experienced handling accidents involving all types of commercial vehicles and trucks, including.

  • Delivery vans
  • Construction vehicles
  • Maintenance, installation, or repair trucks
  • Trains and railroad crossings
  • Light trucks
  • Taxicabs, airport shuttles, hospitality vans, charter buses, or similar passenger vehicles
  • Professional landscapers' trucks
  • Parcel express trucks

That is where our experience with the proof of complex injury claims can help you. Over the years, we have developed strong relationships with outstanding medical experts and forensic specialists whose ability to explain the technical aspects of injuries and future treatment needs usually makes the decisive difference.

Helping You Move Forward. Contact Us For A Free Consultation.

Our passion for helping our clients drives us to do our best. We strive to find the best possible outcome in your case so you can move forward with your life. Do not wait to contact us if you or a loved one has been involved in a crash with a commercial vehicle. Call us at 573-397-5277 or send us an email to schedule a free consultation.