Delivery Truck Accident
Rather than heading to the store, many people shop online and have their purchases delivered. Companies and delivery services such as Amazon, UPS, and FedEx offer a convenient way to have things like household items, furniture, and groceries brought straight to your door.
High delivery demands also mean there are more delivery trucks on the road. Delivery truck drivers are often under growing pressure to make more stops in a shorter period. As a result, accidents involving delivery trucks and vehicles are on the rise. Since 2015, at least ten people have been killed in crashes involving an Amazon delivery truck.
The personal injury team at William Mattar helps victims who have been injured in serious truck accidents. Our truck accident lawyers can guide you through the legal process and help you file a claim for compensation. Call (844) 444-4444 today to get started on your truck accident claim.
What Causes a Delivery Truck Accident?
Everything from driver inexperience to distracted driving can cause a delivery truck accident. Some possible factors include:
- Lack of experience: Drivers must be trained so that they can safely operate a delivery truck. There are also many elements involved in driving a delivery truck, including navigating different locations and making frequent stops. If a delivery truck driver is inexperienced, he or she may make mistakes that could lead to a collision with another vehicle or pedestrian.
- Improperly loaded items or goods: Many delivery trucks transport large objects or boxes. If goods are not adequately secured, they may shift or tip in the trailer of the truck. This can cause a truck to become unstable while en route.
- Distracted driving: Delivery drivers spend a lot of time in their vehicles and may be inclined to multi-task on the job. Driving a delivery truck while texting, eating, or looking at a device can increase the risk of a truck accident.
- Sudden braking or failure to brake: Often, delivery truck drivers must make quick stop-offs as they reach each address on their route. If a driver suddenly brakes or fails to put the vehicle in park before exiting the truck, an accident can occur.
- Truck reversing: Like other types of trucks, delivery trucks have a rear blind spot that can make backing up out of a driveway or parking lot difficult. If a delivery truck driver reverses without seeing another vehicle or person behind them, it can result in a tragic accident.
If you’ve been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident, don’t hesitate to contact William Mattar.
What to Do After a Delivery Truck Accident
As a result of your injuries, you may have medical expenses, require ongoing care such as rehabilitation, or find that your income is lost or reduced due to being unable to work. Depending on your case’s circumstances, an accident attorney may be able to help you recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Contact the team at William Mattar to learn more about how we can help with your case.
Fault in a Delivery Truck Crash
In delivery truck accident cases, there can potentially be more than one liable party. If the truck driver’s negligence caused the accident, both the driver and/or the delivery company that hired the driver may be held liable.
Mechanical failures, such as brake system malfunctions, can also cause delivery truck accidents. If a mechanical issue caused your accident, the company responsible for properly maintaining the truck might bear some responsibility. This could be the company that owns the truck itself.
At William Mattar, we can look closely at the details of your accident case and will work to make sure the at-fault party is held responsible for damages.
Contact a Qualified Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you were injured in a delivery truck crash, contact William Mattar law offices today. Our experienced truck accident lawyers fight on behalf of injury victims to help them get their lives back after suffering a serious injury. Schedule a free initial consultation today by submitting our online consultation form, or giving us a call at (844) 444-4444.