FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Corpus Christi, TX) According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 34,230 commercial motor vehicle accidents occurred in 2015 in the state. Of these accidents, 505 accidents were fatal and 601 individuals were killed as a result of these incidents. When a person is injured or killed in an accident involving a company or government vehicle, the employer may be held liable. This is allowed under the theory of respondeat superior, which states the employer and the employer and driver may both be held accountable for any negligence on the part of the employee. For this reason, any individual harmed in a Company Vehicle Accident should speak to a personal injury attorney immediately.
“The company owner may be held responsible, even in those situations where the company vehicle was being used for personal business. The reason for this is the owner of the vehicle must use due care any time they allow a person to drive a company vehicle. The employer must know the driving record of the employee and be aware of any medical conditions or other factors that could affect their operation of the vehicle,” Alex Hernandez, founder of The Law Offices Alex Hernandez Jr. PLLC (www.alexhernandeztriallaw.com), explains.
Other factors play a role in the employer’s liability when an accident involves a company car. Attorneys look at the maintenance of the vehicle, a responsibility of the employer, and other entities may also be held accountable. For example, a company car that is leased may mean the leasing company can likewise be sued. This depends on the circumstances of the case, thus legal advice is needed.
“A person who has been injured in an accident of this type or anyone who has lost a loved one in an incident involving a company car is dealing with numerous other things. The focus needs to be on recovery or the grieving process, not on who needs to be held accountable. When individuals work with us, we handle these tasks, so they can work on moving forward with life,” Hernandez states.
Thankfully, of the 34,230 accidents involving a commercial vehicle in Texas in 2015, 24,292 lead to no injuries, as reported by the Texas Department of Transportation. For those who were injured, however, many were incapacitated as a result of the injuries. 1,131 crashes were of this type, with 3,229 crashes leading to injuries that were non-incapacitating. This doesn’t mean the individual didn’t have to deal with medical and psychological issues due to the incident.
“Our attorneys work with clients every day who were injured in a motor vehicle crash. This includes those injured in an incident involving a commercial vehicle, which differs from an accident involving two private parties. Contact us today to discuss your case, as we can provide a plan of action that works for you,” Hernandez announces.
About The Law Offices Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. PLLC:
Alex Hernandez and his team of attorneys practice client-focused law and work tirelessly to represent those in need. The attorneys possess the knowledge and zeal to ensure clients obtain a just resolution to their legal matter.
Alex R Hernandez Jr
Corpus Christi, Texas, 78401