Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer in San Diego
From a legal standpoint, accidents involving commercial motor vehicles (CMVs) of any kind such as light trucks, delivery vans, and pizza delivery vehicles can occupy a middle zone between collisions involving private passenger cars and those involving tractor-trailers.
The complexities of commercial vehicle litigation make it all the more vital to work with an experienced attorney. Our San Diego commercial truck accident lawyers at The McClellan Law Firm are here to help those who were injured by the negligence of others.
If you or someone you love has suffered serious or fatal injuries in an accident with a commercial vehicle, contact The McClellan Law Firm at (619) 215-1488.
Commercial Truck Accident Cases We Handle
We handle severe injury and fatal accident claims involving such vehicles as:
- Airport limos and shuttles
- Construction vehicles of all kinds
- Delivery vans and parcel express trucks
- Rental vans and light trucks, with or without trailers
- Light trucks used in construction, landscaping, or maintenance
- Food service vans, pizza delivery vehicles, and lunch wagons
- Maintenance and inspection vehicles operated by utility companies
- Buses operated by public transit authorities, school districts, or private entities
We Know How to Handle CMV Accident Claims
At The McClellan Law Firm, we know how to investigate and present proof of liability and damages in commercial vehicle accident cases of all kinds, from pickup truck accidents to collisions with heavy mobile equipment carriers. Our 25 years of experience allows us to develop and present your case in clear and persuasive terms.
Our ability to integrate the testimony of forensic experts from many disciplines relating to highway safety and motor vehicle design can represent an important advantage in presenting a theory of causation that can hold up against a vigorous defense.
In cases that involve serious injuries, the defendant will often challenge the extent of the victim's injuries or underestimate the time and intensity of care necessary to achieve maximum physical recovery. Our ability to document every component of your loss with solid evidence from a physician, rehabilitation specialist, and/or life care planning expert can make the decisive difference in settlement negotiations or at trial.
Challenges of Commercial Vehicle Accident Litigation
The insurance, employment, and contractual considerations that can affect the resolution of a commercial vehicle lawsuit can be similar to those characteristic of truck accidents, but few commercial vehicle cases will involve the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations or most trucking industry safety and inspection standards.
Whether a commercial vehicle accident more closely resembles a car collision or a semi-truck crash depends primarily on the nature and weight of the commercial vehicle. A 3-axle medium-duty truck hauling 10 tons of construction equipment will handle and behave much like a flatbed semi en route to a job site, but chances are that the truck driver is more experienced with the use of the equipment than with driving it to the site.
At the same time, the driver of a courtesy shuttle van between the airport and a hotel might never have driven anything bigger than an SUV, but is nevertheless covered by a commercial driver's insurance policy that will be vigorously defended in court by lawyers who know how to defend corporate clients.
Contact a CMV Accident Attorney in San Diego
In addition to representing private motorists injured by commercial vehicles, we handle personal injury and wrongful death litigation on behalf of commercial vehicle drivers who themselves are victims of another driver's negligence. Contact The McClellan Law Firm to schedule a free review with our San Diego commercial vehicle accident attorneys.
Call us today at (619) 215-1488 to discuss your rights and legal options.