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Filing a Delivery Truck Accident Claim
As the use of online commerce continues to grow, so does the number of delivery trucks on the road. Amazon, Target, Walmart and many other national stores have increased their market shares and not only employ their own delivery drivers, but also the services of FedEx, UPS, DHL and USPS. They also hire third-party contractors to get customer orders out on time.
Combined, these delivery drivers deliver hundreds of thousands of packages to residential and commercial locations every day, which creates more traffic volume and higher potential for accidents to occur. While most of these drivers follow the rules of the road during their delivery routes, many delivery truck accidents are caused by the negligence of the delivery driver. When a delivery truck is involved in an accident with another driver or pedestrian, severe injuries and fatalities can occur.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, it is always a good idea to speak with a knowledgeable delivery truck accident attorney to discuss the details of your particular case. Victims and survivors of a delivery truck accident can obtain compensation for their injuries and damages, so speaking to an accident attorney who knows the ins and outs of insurance coverages, as well as your rights is important.
The legal team at Avrek Law Firm has combined experience of more than 50 years, and has helped victims reclaim millions of dollars for injuries received in delivery truck accidents. We are dedicated to protecting your best interest and work to get you the full compensation you deserve.
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While riding in a company truck as a passenger, a car turned in front of the vehicle and caused a collision.
As client entered freeway in his work truck and was rear ended by a distracted driver in a commercial work van.
Client was crossing an intersection when he was run over by a UPS truck and the truck left the scene.
Client was a passenger in a company vehicle that collided with a prior crash that involved a UPS truck.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck drivers are like any other driver on the road – they want to complete their task and get home to their friends and families. However, the influx of deliveries and necessary drivers on the road increases the chance of an accident happening. FedEx, UPS, USPS and Amazon delivery truck accidents are not the only concern – many of these companies contract with third-party delivery drivers to keep up with delivery demand.
Third-party drivers are paid minimally and when multiple deliveries are delivered quickly and on time. This means a driver may be in a more hurried, distracted state while driving, which makes accidents a more common occurrence. When a delivery truck driver acts negligently and causes an accident, it can result in severe damages, injuries and wrongful death.
According to the National Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), common causes for delivery truck accidents include:
- Distracted driving
- Fatigue during unrealistic work schedules
- Driving under the influence
- Speeding and aggressive driving
- Inclement weather
- Blind spots
- Overloaded cargo
The main difference between delivery trucks and passenger cars is obviously the size. A delivery truck driver may walk away from an accident unscathed, however a pedestrian or person in an automobile is not as likely to be as lucky. If you have been injured in a delivery truck accident of any sort, contacting a skilled truck accident attorney who knows your legal rights and who can assist with the details of a potentially complicated claim is in your best interest.
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Due to the number of people and insurance companies involved in a delivery truck accident, a claim is not likely to be straightforward or cut and dry. The good news is that the law is on your side when an accident is caused by someone else’s negligence. However, that negligence also needs to be proven.
When you have been injured and are recovering, the last thing you want to think about is an insurance company’s red tape and claim process. A qualified delivery truck accident lawyer takes on the heavy lifting and knows how to navigate the claim process to fight for the compensation you deserve.
The attorneys at Avrek Law Firm are dedicated to protecting your legal rights and work hard to obtain the damages to which you are entitled. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for injured clients, and offer a free case consultation to review your claim’s details. We are here to fight for you, and you don’t pay us a penny until we win! Call our office or complete the online form today to schedule your free case review.
Frequently Asked Questions
With the growing number of delivery trucks out on the road from companies like Amazon, Postmates, Grubhub and more, accidents involving these types of delivery services are also increasing. These accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, such as driver negligence, distracted driving, drowsy driving, poorly maintained vehicles, defective vehicles, or even poor training of drivers from the delivery service itself. Since delivery trucks tend to be larger than most passenger vehicles, the injuries sustained in a delivery truck accident can be severe. It is crucial that you call an experienced delivery truck accident attorney right away in order to protect your rights.
There are several people who could be at fault for a delivery truck accident. Large delivery services carry large insurance policies in order to protect their companies. Most drivers for these companies can be considered employees, which means that the company may be found liable for a delivery truck accident if that driver caused the accident. Some companies outsource their drivers to other companies, which means that one or more companies could be responsible for the accident. It is always important to contact a delivery truck accident lawyer in order to help you sort through this complicated process.
While any car accident can result in a complex insurance claim process, delivery truck accidents can be even more complicated because of the way that certain companies are structured, how many insurance policies they have, or if they contract with other companies for their employees. Avrek Law Firm has recovered millions representing car and delivery truck accident victims. It is crucial to contact a delivery truck accident attorney as soon as possible after you have been involved in this type of accident so that you can protect your claim. These big companies are going to protect their interests – you need to protect yours. We are here to help.