Commercial Vehicle Wrecks in Georgia
What is a Commercial Vehicle?
A commercial vehicle is any car, truck, van or other vehicle that is used for business or commercial purposes. Wrecks involving commercial and non-commercial vehicles can be complicated as many factors, including insurance and liability, come into play.
Special Insurance and License Requirements
In Georgia, commercial vehicles owners are required to have specific commercial vehicle insurance. In addition, a commercial driver must have a special commercial designation on his or her license.
Who Can Be Liable?
Depending on the circumstances, any of the following can be liable and, therefore, sued for damages after a commercial vehicle wreck:
- The driver
- The driver’s employer
- The owner of the commercial vehicle
- The person who leased the vehicle from the owner
- The parts manufacturer who supplied something that malfunctioned on the vehicle, which resulted in the wreck
- An agent or broker who coordinated the commercial vehicle’s trip
- A loader of the cargo or a shipping company (especially in a truck wreck)
If you or a loved one has been involved in a wreck with a commercial vehicle, it is important that you work with an experienced attorney who can help you navigate the complicated landscape of insurance and liability—especially if injuries were sustained in the wreck.
Contact The Zdrillich Law Group today to schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case.