A commercial vehicle, such as an eighteen-wheeler or bus, is used to professionally transport goods or people. When accident occurs between a passenger and commercial vehicles, who is responsible is based on who is negligent.
Negligence occurs when a driver fails to use the amount of care a driver would use in the same or similar circumstances. In other words, a driver has a duty not to cause harm to pedestrians and other drivers.
An injured person must show the commercial driver was negligent by proving:
No. Some accidents are the fault of the driver in the passenger vehicle. Also, a commercial driver may not be solely liable for the accident even if he caused the accident. “Respondeat superior” is a liability theory holding the company responsible for the vehicle accident. An employer is responsible for an employee’s wrongful actions if the actions were:
An employer may not be liable when a driver intentionally causes an automobile accident. Intentional acts falls in the category of intentional torts like:
Contact a personal injury attorney whether you were a driver of a passenger or commercial vehicle involved in an accident. These types of vehicle accidents are complex because there is more than one possible defendant involved. Speak to an attorney to understand more about your case.
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