Commercial Vehicle Attorney in the Minneapolis Area

Commercial Vehicle​ Attorney

A typical commercial vehicle accident injury claim involves multiple insurers and multiple claims. We can help you understand the process and navigate the legal and coverage issues. We will assist you in obtaining payment of your property damage, medical bills, and wage loss.  We will speak and meet with your physicians to determine your future treatment needs, employment restrictions, and probable future physical complications. Adequate representation requires answers to these questions before the value of your case can be determined.

Failure to provide proper notice on one portion of the insurance claim may forfeit your ability to collect benefits on the remaining claims. We consider these and many other issues on a daily basis, and seek to maximize our client’s monetary recovery by coordinating the various insurance claims. Our practice is limited to representing the injured party, or plaintiffs. We never represent insurance companies.

Call us and you will meet and talk personally with an attorney, not an adjuster, not a legal assistant and not a junior associate attorney. Our attorney, Tom Kiernan, has been representing injured people for over 21 years. Call us at 763-682-1082.

Transportation accidents are the leading cause of workplace deaths. Delivery truck drivers are also three times more likely to get injured on the job than other types of professionals!

If you were injured while operating a commercial vehicle, then you may already have suffered multiple types of damages. Medical expenses, lost wages, reduced future earning capacity, permanent disability, emotional distress, and pain and suffering are all common in the wake of a trucking accident. Skilled legal representation gives you a real opportunity to recover for all of the damages.

Kiernan Personal Injury Attorneys proudly represents victims of commercial vehicle accidents throughout the state of Minnesota. Our team diligently gathers evidence that proves negligence and identifies the party liable for our client’s injuries. We investigate accidents to determine precisely how and why they were caused. We submit comprehensive letters of demand to all appropriate insurance providers and negotiate in order to reach a fair settlement offer. If a reasonable settlement offer isn’t made, we are fully prepared to take our client’s injury claim through the civil trial process.

You may not have the same resources as a large insurance company, but you can still secure the compensation you are fairly owed once you partner with Kiernan Personal Injury Attorneys. We will stand at your side and defend your rights until you receive justice!

Free initial consultation, no fee, if no recovery.

Frequently Asked Questions: Commercial Vehicle Accidents

How are commercial vehicle accidents different from regular car accidents?

Commercial vehicle accidents involve vehicles used for business purposes, such as trucks, buses, and delivery vans. These accidents often result in more severe injuries due to the size and weight of commercial vehicles. Additionally, liability in commercial vehicle accidents may extend to multiple parties, including the driver, the vehicle owner, and the employer. Consulting with a personal injury attorney experienced in commercial vehicle accidents is crucial to navigate these complexities.

What regulations govern commercial vehicles?

Commercial vehicles are subject to various federal and state regulations, including those imposed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). These regulations cover driver qualifications, hours of service, vehicle maintenance, and more. Violations of these regulations can contribute to liability in commercial vehicle accidents. An experienced attorney can assess whether regulatory violations played a role in your case.

Can I sue both the driver and the company in a commercial vehicle accident?

Yes, you can sue both the driver and the company in a commercial vehicle accident. Liability may extend to both the driver’s actions and the employer’s responsibility for hiring, training, and supervising their drivers. Identifying all responsible parties is crucial to ensuring you pursue full and fair compensation. Consult with a personal injury attorney experienced in commercial vehicle accidents to assess the details of your case and determine the appropriate legal steps.

Note: The information provided in these FAQs is intended for general informational purposes and should not be considered legal advice. If you require legal advice or assistance specific to your situation, please consult with us today.