Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer in Arkansas
Under Iowa Code § 321.1.11.d, the person responsible for the safe operation of commercial motor vehicle is defined as being the commercial motor carrier. Iowa Code § 321.1.11.e defines a commercial motor vehicle as a vehicle used to transport passengers or property that weighs 26,001 or more pounds, is designed for 16 ore more passengers, or transports hazardous material.
Several different types of vehicles satisfying this definition are on roads throughout Iowa, and they can be at fault for many accidents that result in innocent people suffering serious injuries. Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa represents individuals who suffered severe injuries or whose loved ones were killed in commercial vehicle crashes in Cedar Rapids, Davenport, Ames, Waterloo, Iowa City, Des Moines, Sioux City, and several other surrounding areas.
Types of Commercial Vehicles in Iowa
Any one of a number of different vehicles on an average road in Iowa could constitute a commercial motor vehicle. The owners of these vehicles often have to maintain automobile insurance policies that carry higher limits, and such insurers thus have more reason to try to quickly get victims in these cases to accept lower settlement amounts that also require them to sign away their rights to any further legal action.
Do not sign anything without first contacting Need an Injury Lawyer Iowa. We handle commercial vehicle crashes involving such kinds of vehicles as:
- Tank trucks
- Delivery vans
- Construction or excavation vehicles
- Cement mixers
- Commercial buses
- Garbage trucks
- Tow trucks
- Courier vehicles
- Hospitality vans or shuttle vehicles
- Refrigerated trucks
- Pump trucks
- Catering trucks
- Flatbed trucks
- Agricultural trucks
Why You Want an Iowa Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney
For most people, the immediate aftermath of any motor vehicle accident is extremely confusing. It can be extraordinarily complex for victims to think about preserving evidence or avoiding incriminating statements during these times.
Whenever anybody is involved in an accident caused by a commercial motor vehicle, he or she should immediately seek medical attention—regardless of whether he or she believes he or she was harmed. Not all injuries display immediate symptoms. Worse yet, an insurer for the negligent party will use any delay in treatment as evidence that the injuries were not as serious as claimed.
Whenever possible, victims should attempt to personally take photographs of crash scenes. If a victim is physically unable to return to the scene, he or she should ask a friend or relative to do this for him or her. It can be extremely valuable to have multiple pictures from several angles of the actual damage before the area is cleaned and the evidence disappears..
Commercial Vehicle Accidents Attorney in Iowa
The final thing that victims should do after commercial vehicle accidents is retain legal counsel. You can call Need an Injury Lawyer 24/7 to take advantage of a free, no obligation consultation that will allow our experienced personal injury attorneys to review your case and answer all of your legal questions.
We handle cases in communities all over Linn County, Black Hawk County, Woodbury County, Scott County, Johnson County, Polk County, and many other surrounding areas. You should also know that you pay us nothing up front, as we only get paid if you get a monetary award.