Falcon Law Firm

Auto Accident Lawyers for Every Type of Vehicle on the Road

Automobile accidents don’t stop at cars and SUVs driven by other commuters in your neighborhood. Average family drivers also share the road with commercial trucks, public service vehicles, and motorcycles as well. Any vehicular collision has the potential to be life-altering or even deadly. An experienced automobile accident attorney understands the unique needs associated with each one.

The legal minds at Falcon Law Firm have created this run-down of the various types of road vehicles, and the distinct issues that arise when they’re involved in an auto accident. If you already know you need representation right away, call us at 732-660-1200 to discuss your circumstances.

Read on to learn about the concerns for various types of vehicles during road collisions, as well as what an auto accident lawsuit settlement can help cover after a crash.

Table of Contents

Various Road Vehicles and Their Auto Accident Concerns
What Could an Auto Accident Damages Award Mean for You?
Client Reviews for Falcon Law Firm
Contact Falcon Law Firm for an Auto Accident Lawyer
Auto Accident FAQs

Various Road Vehicles and Their Auto Accident Concerns

An automobile is a road vehicle that can carry passengers and is powered by an electric or internal combustion engine. Many vehicles fall into this category and are legally able to operate on U.S. roads and highways. Here are the most common types of vehicles you may encounter, and the individual attributes that are relevant during and after an auto crash.

Passenger Vehicles

Passenger vehicles are those which are privately owned and used for personal or recreational use. Common collisions between passenger vehicles are distracted driving crashes or rear-end accidents in parking lots and neighborhoods. Types of passenger vehicles include:

  • Cars like four-door sedans and two-door coupes
  • Jeeps and sport utility vehicles (SUVs)
  • Pick-up trucks
  • Vans and minivans
  • Rideshare and taxi cars

The biggest concern with passenger vehicles that are involved in accidents is the passengers themselves: regular commuter drivers, families, and children, plus their personal belongings. Rideshare and taxi vehicles include an extra commercial element, in that insurance coverage is complicated based on whether the driver was engaged in transporting a passenger at the time.

For those who’ve suffered injuries or a serious loss of property (as when a vehicle is one’s sole source of income), the biggest concern is being made whole again and getting back to a normal standard of living. Empowering a car accident lawyer to act on your behalf can help make that process faster and easier. 

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Commercial Trucks

Commercial trucks carrying cargo or equipment can mean extra dangers during a crash. Commercial trucks include:

  • Lumber trucks
  • Moving vans
  • Tanker trucks
  • Tractor trailers
  • Tow trucks

A collision with a flatbed truck carrying lumber, or a tanker transporting toxic or explosive material, can drastically increase the risk and severity of injuries. Because commercial trucks are often owned or operated by large companies, the financial responsibility for those injuries can overwhelm the individual worker, driver, or passenger.

Reach out to Falcon Law for an auto accident law firm familiar with truck accidents. We are not afraid to pursue large companies and insurance agencies—we are prepared for fierce negotiations, and will take them to court if they refuse to offer a fair settlement.

Motorcycles and Scooters

Most two-wheeled motorized vehicles are particularly vulnerable during automobile crashes like drunk driving accidents. While cars and trucks have enclosed cabins, a motorcycle or other open-air vehicle leaves the driver and passenger susceptible to catastrophic injury. Such vehicles include:

  • Motorcycles (personal or delivery)
  • Motorized bicycles
  • Electric scooters
  • Segways
  • Mopeds

While smaller vehicles like segways cannot drive on highways, they still may cross streets and become involved in motor vehicle accidents. For scooters and motorcycles that can operate on busier roads and highways, the dangers increase exponentially. 

A motorcycle accident attorney can explore the crash data and prepare a case to help you seek the full resources available. Those resources could come from the other driver, from cities with unsafe roads, or the manufacturer of defective products involved in the accident, depending on the evidence.

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Civic Vehicles

Many vehicles on the road are there for civic, public services that are provided by state and local governments. These vehicles include:

  • Ambulances
  • Fire trucks
  • Police vehicles
  • Buses and trains
  • Sanitation trucks

An accident involving a civic vehicle could mean negotiating with or suing a municipality. Such dealings can seem intimidating, but with an experienced auto crash lawyer from Falcon Law on your side, you can let us do the paperwork while you rest and recover in peace.

Unique Automobiles

There are many other types of vehicles on the road, all of which can become involved in an auto accident. Various unique vehicles include:

  • Recreational vehicles (RVs) and campers
  • Farm equipment
  • Construction vehicles 
  • Car carrier haulers
  • Airplanes and aviation support vehicles

While it’s unlikely that you’ll find an airplane taxiing down a road you use regularly, rural communities share lanes with farm equipment all the time, and city drivers often share roads with construction or demolition vehicles. Driving around large, slow, and irregularly-shaped vehicles in tight traffic conditions increases the risk of an accident.

A crash is a crash no matter how unusual the circumstances. You deserve qualified representation from an auto accident law firm to assert your rights and fight for the compensation you deserve. 

If you need a trusted auto accident attorney, you can call Falcon Law Firm today at 732-660-1200 for a free, confidential consultation. We’re ready to begin gathering evidence and building your case right away, and will do everything in our power for a swift, satisfactory resolution.

A crash is a crash no matter what kind of vehicles are involved. If you need help seeking fair compensation under unique circumstances, contact an auto accident attorney from Falcon Law Firm.

What Could an Auto Accident Damages Award Mean for You?

A successful case result for you could mean financial compensation for:

  • Medical bills: Doctor and hospital visits, plus physical and psychological recovery.
  • Lost wages: Missed days, sick days spent dealing with an accident, and lost advancement opportunities or job-related benefits.
  • Pain and suffering: Physical and emotional suffering due to your involvement in a traumatic auto accident.
  • Punitive damages: “Punishment” fees charged to negligent actors that are then rewarded to you.
  • Wrongful death: The expenses associated with funeral costs and estate closure, along with restitution for the loss of companionship.

Insurance companies are businesses, meaning they are incentivized to make a profit. Paying out to policyholders cuts into their profits. We advise you to contact an automobile accident attorney before accepting any offer or settlement from an insurance company that does not share in your best interests.

Client Reviews for Falcon Law Firm

Hear testimonials from our clients about the service they received from Falcon Law Firm:

I got more than I expected working with Falcon Law Firm after my car accident. I never had a question unanswered. Patrick Falcon is terrific and quick to respond. I am very satisfied, I think you did a marvelous job. I never had to lift a finger or do anything myself. You did it all and I’m happy again after my car accident. Can’t recommend them enough!

-Adam L.

My experience with Falcon Law has been overwhelmingly satisfying. My personal rapport has been with Mr. Alex DeSevo and Mr. Mark Jander, two individuals who are compassionate and committed. They did an amazing job and went above and beyond their expertise for me. I highly recommend this law firm and remain in gratitude towards them.

-Michelle M.

My experience as a client of Falcon Law Firm has always been positive. I find Patrick and his staff to be professional, knowledgeable and dedicated to serving their clients. I highly recommend Falcon Law Firm.

-J. W.

Contact Falcon Law Firm for an Auto Accident Lawyer

Depending on what kind of car you are in during an auto collision, and what vehicle the other driver is operating, your needs after an accident are unique. There is no one-size-fits-all solution, which is why the law works on a case-by-case basis.

After an auto accident, your priority should be healing. Let Falcon Law Firm investigate the accident and file the necessary paperwork on your behalf. We operate out of Monmouth County in New Jersey and cover Oakhurst, Aberdeen, and Parlin, as well as clients in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. We will meet you where we are needed, be that in your home or hospital room.

Call us at your earliest convenience by dialing 732-660-1200, or fill out our online contact form to schedule your free, professional consultation. We are ready to assist you right away and may be able to remove a great deal of worry from your shoulders.

Auto Accident FAQs 

The open road can lead to potentially disastrous interactions between different vehicles, including:

  • Passenger vehicles driven by commuters and families
  • Commercial trucks which may carry dangerous cargo
  • Motorcycles and other two-wheeled, open-air vehicles
  • Civic automobiles like trash trucks, buses, and ambulances
  • Unique equipment such as farming tractors and construction vehicles

Insurance companies are businesses, and businesses must prioritize their profits over your payout. It is unwise to assume what an insurance company first offers is what you truly deserve. Contact Falcon Law Firm at 732-660-1200 for help with negotiations or legal action if necessary.

A successful settlement or damages verdict could help compensate you for:

  • Medical bills for doctor and hospital visits, plus ongoing recovery
  • Lost wages or other job-related benefits
  • Pain and suffering endured
  • Punitive or “punishment” damages charged to wrongdoers
  • Wrongful death expenses for funeral and estate costs

Auto accident case results from Falcon Law include:

  • A $3.3 million settlement for a woman hit by a truck while in her car.
  • A pre-trial settlement for $350,000 for a driver who sustained neck injuries and needed surgery after being rear-ended while stopped at a traffic light. 
  • A $245,000 settlement for a passenger who sustained injuries to his shoulder and back during an auto accident in someone else’s vehicle.

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The Falcon Law Firm stands up for victims of car accidentstruck accidents, and construction accidents. We are laser-focused on obtaining full compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and damages from pain and suffering. We work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we recover money for you.

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