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On-Duty Driver Accidents: Attorneys Helping Victims of Negligence

Driving for a living is completely different from a desk job. Working while on the road can be more dangerous. Not all drivers are safe and not all road conditions are safe. For this reason, it’s important to consider a lawyer for on-duty driver accidents. After an accident, you may not be in the right headspace to focus on a case.

In addition to unsafe drivers and road conditions, there may be more parties involved in a motor vehicle accident. Parties such as the employer and other people on the road. Despite how common these accidents are, it is a problem no one can fully prepare for. 

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How Common Are On-Duty Driver Accidents?

Motor vehicle accidents are common. According to the CDC, about 6 million car accidents happen every year in the United States. Worked-related motor vehicle accidents were listed on the “Top 10 Industry Occupations With the Largest Number of Injuries” list as reported by the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. It is common but you never expect it to happen to you. When your mind is blurred and you need recovery an on-duty driver accident lawyer can be the clear mind for you.

While it may seem easier to handle a workers’ compensation case on your own, dealing with your injuries and maybe even time off of work is overwhelming. Your health is important, so if you or a loved one has been injured while driving on the job, our on-duty driver accident lawyer team wants to help.

Why Hire an On-Duty Driver Accident Lawyer

An on-duty driver accident lawyer can support your claim and get back the maximum compensation. They can negotiate with the workers’ compensation insurance company and car insurance company. On-duty driver accidents can be complex. The injured worker/driver could be entitled to a workers’ compensation claim and a personal injury claim. It depends on the situation. However, an on-duty driver accident lawyer can work the legal system and find out what’s best for the situation. 

There are not only many outcomes of your claim but also many scenarios in which a motor vehicle accident can happen.

Accident Causes: The Statistics

Different accident-causing scenarios have contributed to workers’ compensation injuries. Scenarios such as: 

  • Drunk driving 32%
  • Speeding 31%
  • Device Distractions 16%
  • Bad weather 11%
  • And more

After a crash while on duty, document as much as possible. The evidence is extremely important for maximum recovery.

What an On-Duty Driver Accident Lawyer Proves

Recovering as soon as possible is the main priority. It is imperative to speak with an experienced and trusted on-duty driver accident lawyer who negotiates well and is a great trial lawyer. Most personal injury cases do not go to court, however it is better to expect every outcome. To negotiate a workers’ comp. claim, a lawyer will:

Identify all liable parties.

These may include:

  • On-duty driver
  • Company of the driver
  • Vehicle manufacturer
  • Parts manufacturer
  • Company vehicle maintenance team, if applicable

Gather and preserve all evidence.

This may include:

  • Maintenance logs
  • Inspection reports
  • Driving log
  • Drug and alcohol testing
  • Accident scene investigation and witnesses
  • Vehicle(s) damage

Workers’ compensation can be complex. But do not settle for less. The insurance’s offer may seem like enough but they are not on your side. A lawyer will know what you case is valued at and fight for the best outcome. Maximum case value will be achieved but who will be held liable?

Who is Held Liable After On-Duty Driver Accidents

Accidents are caused by something or someone, but who will be responsible? To figure this out, ask yourself these questions:

  1. Was there speeding, distracted driving or drunk driving by any drivers?
  2. What was the weather like during the accident?
  3. Did the vehicle malfunction?

Was there speeding, distracted driving or drunk driving by any drivers?

Whoever was proved driving recklessly will be considered at-fault.

What was the weather like during the accident?

Even if the weather caused the accident, you still need to drive safe. It could be possible that the injured worker driving could be held responsible, especially if they were the only one involved in the accident. 

Did the vehicle malfunction?

This depends on whose car it belongs to. Car malfunction is not considered a personal injury issue. Then ask, “who’s responsible for the car’s maintenance?” 

As a truck driver however, the company could be held responsible for not keeping their vehicle safe enough to drive. 

No matter the situation, our on-duty driver accident lawyer team can answer any questions you have. We start by offering a free case evaluation.

Why Choose Malloy Law Offices, LLC?

Our team has been practicing in workers’ compensation and personal injury for more than 15 years. Our trial lawyers are top negotiators and have built connections with people in different fields to help value your case. We also offer:  

  • A contingency fee, which means there is never a fee unless we win
  • Commitment to strive for maximum compensation; nothing less
  • A comfortable space for not only English speakers, but Spanish and Russian as well, as our team speaks all 3 languages fluently

We genuinely value relationships and care about people. Our team won’t stop until you receive the best. Recovering from a work accident on the road is tough. On-duty driver accidents are complex, so let our car accident injury attorney team do work for you. Call us for a free consultation (888) 982-0906. We look forward to speaking with you.