Every year, thousands of Americans are tragically injured in serious accidents involving commercial vehicles. Victims and their surviving family members are left to pick up the pieces, often without any direction of where to turn. The Cochran Firm, D.C. regularly represents injured car crash victims and their families. Our attorneys fight for our clients’ legal rights and work to get them the compensation they need.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. understands the challenges commercial vehicle accident injury victims and their families face following a serious incident. Whether you or your family are left with hospital bills, medical expenses, funeral costs, or reeling from a loss of income, our attorneys will help you get the compensation you deserve.
Following an accident with a commercial vehicle, you may be offered a settlement which may not cover all of your emotional and financial damages. Filing a lawsuit against the owners and operators of the commercial vehicle can help you get compensation for your pain and suffering, lost wages incurred, medical expenses, and any long term medical care you may need.
Companies who own commercial vehicles may be underwritten by powerful insurance companies with aggressive legal representation. Retaining a seasoned and dedicated attorney willing to go toe to toe with a defendant trucking company and its insurance company can give you the best chance and making yourself whole again and moving on with your life after the accident.
There are a myriad of complex local, state, and federal regulations governing commercial vehicles like 18-wheelers, garbage trucks, tour buses, city buses, and work vehicles. The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s truck accident attorneys will examine if the commercial vehicle involved in your accident was in compliance with safety, environmental, and other regulations. Owners of commercial vehicles may be held liable for their non-compliance with laws or inability to perform routine maintenance of important safety equipment.
The Cochran Firm, D.C. will also examine the driver’s qualifications and driving record to determine whether the operator should have been on the road in the first place. Our legal investigators will probe the driver’s employer and scrutinize the level of training given to the driver. Failure to properly train and supervise a driver may constitute negligence of the part of the driver’s employer.
The Cochran Firm, D.C.’s attorneys are also well versed in product liability laws; if there were any defects in the design or manufacturing of the commercial vehicle you were hurt by, the vehicle’s manufacturers may be held liable for your injuries as well. Our attorneys will leave no stone unturned when it comes to holding wrongdoers accountable for your injuries.
If you were injured as the result of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the law provides legal recourse to file a compensation claim. The seasoned attorneys of The Cochran Firm, D.C. can help you recover for pain and suffering, hospital bills, lost wages, funeral costs, and other expenses. Initiating legal action may seem like a daunting task but The Cochran Firm, D.C. if fully prepared to handle the legalities while you and your family recover from your accident.
We offer free, prompt, and confidential case reviews. We represent our clients on a contingency basis, so there are no legal fees unless we recover for you. Call us locally at 202-682-5800 or at 1-800-THE-FIRM (843-3476) to reach us 24 hours a day. You may also fill out a contact form here on our website. There are strict time deadlines when filing a lawsuit so please contact us at your earliest convenience and preserve your rights.