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Types of Commercial Vehicles

There is any number of commercial vehicles that you may share the road with. Unfortunately, getting in a wreck with any of them can lead to severe injuries and other losses. At Auger & Auger, we are intimately familiar with the devastation that collisions with commercial vehicles can cause. 

Our truck accident lawyers can help you get the full compensation you deserve if you’ve been involved in a wreck with any kind of commercial vehicle. The companies that operate these vehicles will have teams of lawyers to defend them from any kind of liability. We know how to take on these companies to get you the money you deserve for your damages.

Call Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call. 

Common Types of Commercial Vehicles You May Encounter on the Road

The most common type of commercial vehicle you’ll see on the road is a big truck. These big trucks have many different names, including:

No matter what they’re called, these massive vehicles can cause severe wrecks. After all, they can weigh up to 80,000 pounds. On the other hand, the average car weighs 2,000 to 3,000 pounds. As such, when a large truck collides with a much smaller vehicle, simple physics means that the car will be heavily damaged in the wreck, leading to serious injuries and, in some cases, death.

Other types of large trucks, like tanker trucks and fuel trucks, can be even more dangerous if they’re involved in a wreck. That’s because the cargo they carry is often highly hazardous. In rare cases, these accidents can result in explosions, depending on the type of cargo they’re carrying. In other cases, their cargo could lead to environmental issues — on top of any injuries you personally sustain.

Of course, these large trucks aren’t the only types of commercial vehicles you’ll see on the road. You could also deal with serious injuries and other losses if you’re involved in a wreck with:

Perhaps some of the most serious commercial vehicle accidents are those that involve buses. Bus accidents are often so serious because they can involve a lot of passengers, who often aren’t wearing seat belts. That means they can be thrown around in the bus if it’s involved in a wreck. Of course, the driver of the other vehicle can also be seriously injured.

The risk of injuries in catastrophic bus accidents may greatly increase if a school bus is involved. School buses are often packed with children, which can lead to more injuries than a wreck with a city or commercial bus. While getting compensation for a wreck with a commercial bus is similar to getting compensation in a truck accident, an accident with a government-operated bus can be much more difficult.

Get the Help You Deserve from an Experienced Commercial Vehicle Accident Lawyer

If you’ve been involved in a wreck with a truck, bus, moving truck or other commercial vehicle, we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Auger & Auger has been helping injured victims fight for their rights for over 26 years. We know what it takes to take on the trucking company or other liable party.

Give us a call at (800) 559-5741 or contact us online for a free, no-obligation consultation. We’re here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to take your call.