There’s been a huge expansion in the delivery industry over the last few decades. Nowadays, many of the goods that people used to buy at the store are being delivered directly to homes and businesses, bringing a lot of larges trucks and vans into business districts and residential neighborhoods.
When a commercial vehicle crashes into a pedestrian, a cyclist, or a regular passenger car, the results can be devastating. That’s why only qualified employees with clean driving records should be allowed to operate commercial trucks and vans. And these drivers must be given the resources they need to do the job safely.
Sadly, delivery companies will often cut corners in their haste to make more money. Failure to adequately screen employees, not keeping up with vehicle repairs, and improper driver training can reduce safety, contributing to accidents that harm and kill thousands of Texans every year.
Greed also compels the large delivery companies to have unrealistic expectations for the number of deliveries that a driver can complete during their shift. Strict delivery quotas push drivers to the limit, resulting in traffic collisions that may harm you and your loved ones.
If you were injured in an accident with a delivery vehicle, contact The Lenahan Law Firm right away. Our experienced trial attorneys have won millions of dollars in settlements for people whose lives were shattered by the selfish and careless actions of others.
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Delivery trucks make a lot of quick stops, and their drivers will often double-park in the road as they race to meet their quotas, creating hazards for other vehicles. Stressed and overworked drivers are also more likely to make mistakes while driving, putting everyone else on the road at risk.
With companies like FedEx, UPS, and Amazon expanding their deliveries throughout the country, there aren’t always enough qualified drivers to go around. Many companies fail to hire qualified employees or neglect to check their driving records.
Factors that contribute to needless delivery truck accidents include:
- Limited oversight
- Negligent hiring
- Insufficient training
- Poor management practices
- Drivers who are distracted by GPS and delivery apps
- Improperly loaded vehicles
- Poor vehicle maintenance
The big trucking companies and their insurance companies know every trick in the book when it comes to avoiding responsibility for the injuries their drivers cause. If you don’t have an experienced personal injury lawyer by your side, the insurance company won’t even take you seriously.
Insurance companies are notorious for offering lowball settlements that won’t even cover the cost of your medical care. You don’t ever want to talk to an insurance agent without a lawyer present because they can use everything you say against you, and they might try to get you to sign a statement that will harm your claim.
Our experienced trial attorneys at The Lenahan Law Firm won’t let anybody take advantage of you. We’ll investigate your accident and file claims against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries.
Injuries caused by large delivery vehicles can be severe. That’s why you may be entitled to compensation for the following:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning potential
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Vehicle lifts and home wheelchair ramps
- Wrongful death
Amazon in particular is notorious for using subcontractors to shield themselves from liability. The company tries to evade responsibility for delivery drivers even when the trucks say Amazon on the side, the drivers were trained at Amazon-owned facilities, they’re using the Amazon app, and the company is electronically monitoring their every move.
Liability laws can be complex, but an experienced Denton County truck collision attorney knows how to hold the other side responsible for their actions. We have strict liability laws in Texas. That means the owner of a vehicle can be held responsible for damages if the accident was caused by reckless or incompetent behavior.
The following people can all be found liable for a delivery truck collision if their negligence contributes to the accident:
- Drivers and managers
- Delivery companies
- Manufacturers of defective vehicle parts
- Mechanics who failed to make necessary repairs
- Drivers of other vehicles involved in the accident
- Employers of negligent third parties
The experienced trial lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm have been recognized for outstanding achievement by Avvo and Super Lawyers, and we’ve been featured on CBS Channel 11 News, NBC Channel 5 News, Fox Channel 4 News, and The Dallas Morning News.
Call (214) 295-1008 to learn more today. You won’t owe us anything unless we win your case. At The Lenahan Law Firm, we never stop fighting for our clients.