Couple sues company and driver after a commercial vehicle accident

Some of the most egregious car accidents occur within a blink of an eye. That was the case for a local couple, whose journey on a Louisiana road was instantaneously turned upside down.

The couple recently initiated a lawsuit against a construction company and one of its employees. According to the matter, the couple asserts that they were injured when they collided with construction equipment, which rolled into the path of their vehicle on the road. The suit was filed in the 24th Judicial District Court in February 2014.

In the lawsuit, the plaintiffs explain that they were driving their Toyota Camry on Chickasaw Avenue in Metairie, Louisiana, in October 2013. All of a sudden, a Bobcat construction vehicle, which was driven by the defendant employee, backed out of a nearby lot into the plaintiffs' vehicle. In the matter, the man and woman claim that the accident resulted in severe shoulder, neck, back and head injuries.

Moreover, the defendant employee is accused of other driving citations, including reckless driving; failing to keep a lookout; operating a construction vehicle without a license or proper training; and failing to see what should have been observed. In this suit, the plaintiffs are pursuing damages for related medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, anxiety, lost earnings and reduced earning capacity.

Commercial vehicle accidents in Louisiana

When commercial vehicles collide with regular passenger cars, commercial vehicles usually win. After this type of accident, there is potential for severe and permanent injuries. As a result, those harmed in commercial vehicle accidents should consider legal assistance. A liable and responsible party could be forced to compensate those negligently harmed in this type of collision.

After a crash, the first step is to seek medical attention. When such issues are resolved or addressed, it is then helpful to look into applicable legal options. In this process, a lawyer can help an injured party explore the details of an accident. This can help one assess liability and other relevant personal injury issues. Several acts of negligence can contribute to commercial vehicle accident. They include:

  • Driver error
  • Traffic violations
  • Maintenance problems
  • Negligent hiring
  • Roadway issues

If you have been injured in a commercial vehicle collision, speak with a legal professional about your accident. Depending on the particular situation, you could receive recovery for several financial issues, including medical expenses, future medical care, pain and suffering, lost earnings or a permanent disability.