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Delivery Truck Accident Injuries and Fatalities

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Drivers of delivery trucks have a duty of care to drive safely and prevent accidents,despite pressures to deliver packages on time. This legal guide explains someof the causes of delivery truck accidents, types of injuries resulting fromaccidents involving delivery trucks, and liability issues for delivery truckaccident victims.

Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

The pressures of rushed delivery schedules often contribute to safety compromisesthat lead to serious accidents. Delivery trucks pose unique hazards becausethey often travel in congested urban and residential areas, unlike other largetrucks that spend most of their time on the highway. Drivers of services likeFedEx and UPS are under tremendous pressure to deliver packages delivered as quicklyas possible. Efforts to save time can cause negligent actions that seriouslycompromise safety. One common delivery truck accident involving pedestriansoccurs when a driver fails to engage a parking brake while going inside of abuilding to deliver a package, causing the truck to roll forward or backwardsinto the path of other vehicles or pedestrians. Other serious injury accidents involve drivers backing up after passing an address, hitting a pedestrian, cyclist, or car. 

Types of Delivery Truck Accident Injuries

Accidents involving delivery trucks and drivers and passengers of automobiles,motorcyclists, cyclists and pedestrians can result in serious injury ordeath.  Victims of accidents involving delivery truck may suffer broken or fractured bones, spinal cord injury, back injury, neck injury, brain injury, blunt trauma injury, amputation injury ordeath. If you or someone close to you has been injured or killed in a deliverytruck accident, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for yourinjuries, past and future lost earnings, pain and suffering and other expensesrelated to the accident.

Liability Issues of Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery truck drivers sometimes disobey traffic laws to delivery more packages in less time.The company that hired the driver may be liable for the driver’s negligent actions that caused your injuries or a family member’s death. It is important that you talk to an experienced and qualified delivery truck accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident. Your attorney will likely consult with investigators to preserve and analyze evidence and determine the cause of theaccident. Insurance companies, along with their investigators and attorneys, will utilize tactics to pay as little as possible for your injuries, and might argue that you were partially at fault.

If you have been hurt in a delivery truck accident contact a truck accident lawyer at Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. with experience handling injury claims against commercial delivery companies. Call TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by fill out the Request More Information form on this page. By law, you have only a limited time to file your claim, so contact an attorney as soon as possible. Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. offers free consultations and handle cases on contingency basis.

The content of this website is provided for informational purposes only, and does not constitute legal advice. If you need help with a Truck Accident claim, consult an experienced trucking accident attorney from the law offices of Gordon Elias & Seely, L.L.P. by calling TOLL FREE: 800 - 773 - 6770 OR by filling out the Free Case Evaluation Form on this page.
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