In Legal Matters, David Greene from Greene and Phillips Law Firm stopped by Studio10 to talk about accidents that involve commercial motor vehicles.
Here is a general overview of the questions and answers they discussed.
What is a commercial vehicle?
It is a vehicle that is being used in a commercial or business type way.
Is a case involving a commercial motor vehicle different from other auto accident cases?
There are certain standards that commercial carriers have to meet that the rest of us don't, The driver may be under the influence of alcohol or prescription drugs. There may be maintenance issues that need to be examined. There may be levels of insurance that are not immediately evident. The standards are different for company vehicles than for civil vehicles.
How do I know if it's a commercial carrier?
It can be very hard to tell at times. Other times it's obvious. Look for logos on the car or truck.
If you're hit by a commercial vehicle what should you do?
Make sure you get medical treatment. Make sure to have the police do an accident report. It is really important to get a lawyer that does commercial carrier cases.
If I've been hit by a commercial vehicle can Greene & Phillips help?
Greene & Phillips has handled many commercial carrier cases including one last year that settled for nearly 10 million dollars.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact Greene & Phillips.
Greene & Phillips
50 North Florida Street
Mobile, AL 36607
Toll Free: 877-478-1115
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