Commercial Vehicle Accidents


A commercial vehicle is any vehicle owned by a company and driven by an employee for the purpose of transporting products or people. Such vehicles include semis, buses and wide-load trucks-- and these vehicles can cause severe injuries, damages or wrongful death in the event of an accident. Laws regarding hours of service, weight restrictions and safety requirements are in place to help keep travelers safe on the roads, however commercial vehicle accidents still occur every day.


When a commercial vehicle accident arises, a civil suit involving settlements and compensation may be in order to recover losses such as medical expenses, prescriptions, lost wages, or other damages associated with the accident. A personal injury attorney will investigate the claim to determine the cause of the accident and the party at fault.


There are a variety of factors that contribute to a commercial vehicle accident, such as:


  • Distracted Driving
  • Handheld Devices (Cell Phone, GPS, etc.)
  • Fatigued Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence
  • Improperly Maintained Vehicles
  • Overloaded Trucks
  • Brake Problems
  • Following Too Closely
  • Inclement Weather Conditions
  • Defective Vehicles


The personal injury attorneys at The Gilliam Firm, PLLC can help you seek justice and recovery for your losses. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured or a loved one has died due to the negligence of another driver in a commercial vehicle accident, contact us immediately for a free review of the facts of your case.