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Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

If you were involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, a commercial vehicle accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can help. We understand how devastating the aftermath of a commercial vehicle accident can be. Our legal team will work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and other accident-related costs.

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How Can a Commercial Vehicle Accident Attorney Help?

A commercial vehicle accident lawyer at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm can provide the support, legal expertise, and guidance you need during this challenging time. 

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At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will guide you through every step of the claims process, providing the compassionate and experienced advice and support you need during this difficult time.

What Are Commercial Vehicles?

Commercial vehicles are used for business and transportation purposes. 

The different types of commercial vehicles include:

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Texas?

Accident victims will have two years from the date of the collision to file a lawsuit. Failure to file a lawsuit within this time frame will result in your case being dismissed from court. When you work with a commercial vehicle accident attorney at the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, you can rest assured that your all paperwork will be filed correctly and on time.

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What our customers are saying about us.

Jose A

Sarah was amazing! I never had to step foot in an office, calls were few, but very precise, informative and momentous in the process. The entire Dominguez team was outstanding, and made my injury claim so stress free. Words cannot describe how grateful I am for them.

Sandra G

"Estoy muy agradecida por un servicio super profesional y de excelencia, es un equipo de trabajo muy servicial. Quiero reconocer al licenciado Fernando Basilio, por su trabajo de respeto y cortesía ante todo lo relacionado a mi caso. Definitivamente la firma de abogados Ben Dominguez, es "Excelencia y profesionalismo en su trabajo". Gracias!"

Brittany F

"This was my first accident ever and with that it was a 5 car pile up. I was scared and had no idea what to do. I called Ben's office to get me some help when the insurance was trying to say they didn't know who was at fault and I had to pay out of pocket."

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"I am very pleased with Ben Dominguez Law Firm for how they handled my case. I would recommend this Law Firm to anyone that is in need of a Law Firm. Everything was handled in a timely normal manner and I was pleased with the outcome."

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What Are the Common Causes of Commercial Vehicle Accidents?

Commercial vehicle accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

What Damages Am I Entitled to After a Collision With a Commercial Vehicle?

The damages an accident victim may be entitled to after a commercial vehicle accident can vary depending on the specific circumstances of the accident. 

Damages you may be entitled to can include:

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What is a DOT-Recordable Accident?

A Department of Transportation (DOT) recordable accident is a type of motor vehicle accident that meets the criteria established by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. The FMCSA is a division of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The criteria is used to determine whether a company operating commercial motor vehicles is required to report an accident as part of its safety record.

A DOT recordable accident is based on the following criteria:

Involvement of Commercial Motor Vehicles

To be considered a DOT-recordable accident, the accident must involve at least one commercial vehicle. A commercial vehicle is a vehicle used in commerce with a gross vehicle weight rating of 10,001 pounds or more, is designed to transport 16 or more passengers, or any size vehicle that is used to transport hazardous materials.

Results in a Fatality

The collision resulted in the death of a person.

Results in An Injury that Requires Immediate Medical Treatment

The accident resulted in an injury, and the injured person required medical treatment away from the scene.

Severely Damaged One or More Vehicles

The accident resulted in damage that was disabling to any vehicle involved and required the vehicle to be towed from the scene.

FMCSA Records

If a collision meets any of the criteria mentioned above, it’s considered a DOT-recordable accident, and the commercial vehicle company is required to record specific details of the accident in its safety records. The commercial vehicle company must maintain these records in accordance with regulations implemented by the FMCSA.

Reporting DOT recordable accidents monitors and tracks the safety performance of commercial vehicles. The information obtained can help the FMCSA assess compliance with safety regulations and take appropriate actions when necessary.

What Should I Do After Being Hit By a Commercial Vehicle?

If you’ve been involved in an accident with a company vehicle, you must take certain steps to ensure your safety and protect your legal rights. 

If you were struck by a company vehicle, follow the steps below:

01

Move Your Vehicle

Move to a safe location away from traffic if possible.

02

Call 911

If there are injuries or significant property damage, call 911, or the non-emergency police line if no injuries are apparent.

03

Exchange Information With the Commercial Driver

Exchange information with the commercial vehicle driver. Obtain their:
Name, Contact details, The name of their employer, Information about the company vehicle, including the license plate number, make, and model

04

Document the Accident Scene

Take photos of the accident scene, including the positions of each vehicle, vehicle damage, and any injuries.

05

Collect Witness Contact Information

If anyone witnessed the accident,  obtain their names and contact information.

06

Do Not Admit Fault

Do not make statements that could be considered admitting fault. Only state the facts when talking to the other driver or law enforcement.

07

Speak With Law Enforcement

If police officers arrive at the scene, file an accident report. Obtain a copy of the police report, as it can be used as evidence when negotiating with the other driver’s insurance company.

08

Seek Medical Attention

Even if your injuries seem minor, seek medical attention as soon as possible. Some injuries may not be immediately apparent.

09

Contact Your Insurance Company

Notify your insurance company about the accident as soon as possible. Provide them with details about the accident and the company involved.

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Speak to An Attorney

Contact a commercial vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible to schedule a free legal consultation to discuss your case. They can go over your legal options and rights and help you pursue compensation for your injuries and other damages.

Contact Us Today!

If you were involved in an auto accident with a commercial vehicle and you sustained injuries, contact the Ben Dominguez Law Firm today. Our commercial vehicle accident lawyers can help you pursue the compensation you’re owed for all of your accident-related costs.

At the Ben Dominguez Law Firm, our legal team will work tirelessly to help you obtain the justice and compensation you deserve. Contact us today to learn more.

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Servicing Clients Throughout The State of Texas

Our legal team understands how challenging it may be to visit us in person, especially if you suffered injuries in an accident, which is why we offer both in-person and virtual appointments. Our goal is to help accident victims in the great state of Texas, receive the experienced and knowledgeable legal guidance and support they need, conveniently, and as soon as possible following a personal injury accident or incident.