Delivery truck accidents stem from many different circumstances. Our delivery truck accident lawyers handle all types of delivery truck accidents including head-on, jackknife, multiple truck, override, rear-end, rollover, side collision and under ride truck accidents, among others.
Delivery truck accidents take place in urban and rural areas, and can occur at low speeds in congested areas and at high speeds on major roadways. Delivery trucks are particularly large and heavy, and delivery truck accidents pose a grave danger to motorists especially when they happen at high speed. Professional delivery truck drivers are likely to escape delivery truck accidents without serious injury; however, drivers and passengers in cars, as well as bicyclists and pedestrians that are involved in delivery truck accidents are likely to sustain severe injuries, permanent disability or worse. Whereas most drivers are on the road to visit family, run errands, take children to school, or drive to work, commercial operators are professional drivers whose job it is to drive safely. When professional drivers make errors or are negligent and cause delivery truck accidents, we believe the individuals or company responsible should be held accountable for the resulting harm. Our team of delivery truck lawyers is committed to representing individuals and families who have been harmed by delivery truck accidents.
Delivery trucks, like other large trucks, crisscross the nation on interstate and state highways. Unlike most other large trucks, delivery trucks also frequent rural areas, residential areas, and dense, urban zones. Wherever they are, the presence of a delivery truck represents a danger to others nearby simply because delivery trucks are extremely large and heavy as compared to many other vehicles on the road. When a pedestrian, bicyclist or passengers in a smaller car become involved in a delivery truck accident, they are likely to suffer severe injuries. The commercial drivers who operate delivery trucks have a special responsibility to drive safely, keep their trucks in good working order, and stay alert on the road in order to prevent delivery truck accidents. A combination of factors may conspire to cause a delivery truck accident, including a lack of maintenance to the truck, poor decisions made by the driver, and weather and road repair problems. The entity that owns and operates a truck that is involves in a delivery truck accident is usually held responsible for the damage that has been caused. It is the business of delivery companies to ensure the safety of their trucks and drivers and prevent delivery truck accidents. In some cases, delivery truck accidents may be traced back to causes related to negligence on the part of a delivery company.
Our delivery truck accident lawyers understand that most delivery truck accidents are caused by a combination of circumstances. External factors that have been known to lead to delivery truck accidents include poor weather such as snow, ice or lack of visibility, congested roads, and road repair problems. Commercial delivery truck drivers are specially trained to navigate through such hazards; in cases where external conditions are likely to cause a delivery truck accident, delivery truck operators should choose an alternate road or delay until road conditions improve. Other factors that may compound an environmental factor to cause a delivery truck accident include driver error and vehicle maintenance problems. Poor decision making, aggressive driving, fatigue from being overworked, and becoming distracted by a cell phone or other device can combine with external conditions to result in serious delivery truck accidents.
Delivery Truck Accidents in Urban Areas
Because their profession requires them to bring deliveries to a wide variety of locations, operators of delivery trucks must be equipped to operate their vehicles in congested urban areas and on high speed roadways alike, all the way driving conservatively in order to reduce the risk of a delivery truck accident. When delivery truck accidents take place in urban areas, they may include a truck hitting a pedestrian or bicyclist, or rear-ending or side-swiping another car. On high speed roadways, delivery truck accidents are much like any other truck accidents; they may be rear-end, rollover, head-on or side collisions. Regardless of the cause or type, delivery truck accidents are a serious hazard to drivers in all parts of the state, if for no other reason than because delivery trucks dwarf most other vehicles on our roadways.
Delivery Truck Accidents Lead to Loss of Life
Many delivery truck accidents end with serious injuries, but not to the commercial drivers operating the large truck. Instead, the driver and passengers in the smaller vehicles are most likely to be harmed in delivery truck accidents. Delivery truck accidents cause serious and permanent injuries or death to innocent people.
Our team of delivery truck accident attorneys can support you and your family and take the lead in seeking justice in your case. Contact us for a free case review.
Types of Accidents Involving Delivery Trucks:
Rear-ending – Rear-end delivery truck accidents can become extremely serious if the truck does not have proper under ride guards installed.
Head-on crashes – Head on crashes are a particularly dangerous type of delivery truck accident.
Side collision – Delivery truck accidents that involve side collisions can force a smaller vehicle off the road or into oncoming traffic.
Multiple truck accidents (pile-up) – When delivery truck accidents take place on interstate highways, multiple vehicles are likely to become involved.
Under ride truck accidents – A delivery truck accident in which a vehicle under-rides another car are thought to be largely preventable with proper under ride guards.
Override truck accidents – Rear-end delivery truck accidents in can lead to a deadly override collision.
Rollover truck accidents – Delivery truck accidents that involves the truck rolling over, many other vehicles are likely to be implicated.
Our Law Firm’s Truck Accident Lawyers handle delivery truck accident cases including head-on, rear-ended, jackknife, sideswipe, override, under ride, rollover, multiple vehicle and other delivery truck accidents throughout the entire state. Our attorneys handling delivery truck accident cases understand the trucking industry, what causes truck accidents to happen and how to manage your truck accident lawsuit in the best possible way.