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Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

Nowadays, many people prefer to do their shopping online. As a result, there is an increased number of Amazon, FedEx, UPS, USPS, and other delivery vehicles on US roadways. Accidents involving these large vehicles can leave victims with severe injuries. 

Have you been harmed in an accident involving a delivery vehicle? If so, you may be unsure how to recover compensation for your losses. The delivery truck accident lawyers of Fielding Law are here to help. We can investigate your accident, determine who is liable for your injuries, and file a claim or lawsuit on your behalf.

Schedule a free case review with a trusted member of our legal team today. Contact us at 877-880-4090, where someone is available to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. 

What is a Delivery Truck?

Delivery trucks are smaller than semis but still huge in comparison to a car. While a standard-size passenger vehicle weighs between 3,000 to 4,0000 pounds, a delivery truck can weigh well over 20,000 pounds. 

Companies use various types of vehicles to make deliveries, including:

  • Large vans
  • Box trucks
  • Customized vehicles
  • Cutaway van chassis
  • Flatbed trailers

Leading Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

The following are some common causes of delivery truck accidents:

  • Distracted driving: Delivery drivers may be distracted by reading their GPS, texting, talking on the phone, or eating while behind the wheel
  • Drowsy driving: A delivery driver may work long hours to meet his or her deadlines, sometimes starting a shift very early in the morning
  • Vehicle malfunction: In an attempt to save time and money, delivery companies may skip performing regular maintenance on their vehicles. This can result in faulty brakes, tire blowouts, and other vehicle malfunctions
  • Improper supervision: Delivery companies should monitor their drivers by ensuring that they keep a maintenance log, take adequate breaks, and obey traffic laws
  • Speeding: Delivery drivers may speed to make it home early or meet delivery guidelines set by their employers
  • Reckless driving: Weaving in and out of traffic, tailgating, failing to yield, sudden stops, and other reckless driving behaviors are the cause of many accidents
  • Alcohol or drug use: A person driving under the influence may have impaired vision, reduced reaction time, impaired judgment, and a lack of depth perception – all of which can lead to a collision
  • Lack of training: Delivery companies may be short-staffed and hire drivers without properly training them or performing a thorough background check

In some situations, several factors combined may cause a delivery truck accident. For example, a driver is speeding when the truck’s brakes malfunction and cause a collision. 

A truck accident lawyer with Fielding Law can assess the cause of your accident so that we can hold all responsible parties liable for your losses.

Who is Liable for Delivery Truck Accidents?

Depending on the circumstances of the truck accident, numerous parties may be held liable, including:

  • The trucking company
  • The truck driver
  • The loading company
  • The maintenance company
  • The shipping company
  • The truck manufacturer
  • Other drivers and pedestrians

More than one party may be liable for a truck accident. You can be sure that all the parties listed above will have legal representation defending them after the crash. For this reason, it is important that you have a skilled truck accident lawyer on your side defending your rights. 

The personal injury attorneys at Fielding Law have decades of experience handling truck accident cases. We know what is needed to identify all liable parties and ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve.

Common Injuries Sustained in Delivery Truck Accidents

While some injuries sustained in a delivery truck accident may heal in a week or two, other victims may suffer severe injuries that take months to resolve. Some injuries may even be life-altering. 

Injuries sustained in a delivery truck accident may include:

  • Broken bones: Cracked and fractured bones can be extremely painful and require surgeries and months in a cast to heal properly
  • Soft tissue injuries: Muscles, tendons, and ligaments can be stretched or torn in a truck accident 
  • Chest injuries: The impact of the collision can result in broken ribs, a punctured lung, a cracked sternum, or other painful injuries to the chest
  • Neck, back, or spinal injuries: Whiplash, herniated discs, strains, sprains, spinal cord damage, and other injuries may occur on impact
  • Burns: Fires are a concern after a major accident; burn injuries are extremely painful and disfiguring and can even be fatal
  • Amputations: The loss of a limb completely alters a person’s life, affecting him or her both physically and emotionally
  • Head and brain injuries: A blow to the skull during impact can cause a concussion, skull fracture, internal bleeding, or another traumatic brain injury

 

Even if you feel fine immediately afterward, it is important to seek medical attention following a delivery truck accident. A rush of adrenaline may mask your symptoms, and serious injuries may not be apparent until hours or days later. 

In addition, records showing the medical treatment you received after the accident can be beneficial when filing your delivery truck accident claim. 

Why Hire a Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

After being injured in a delivery truck accident, there are benefits to having a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side. At Fielding Law, we have experience in handling a wide range of truck accident cases. We know what is needed to ensure that our clients obtain maximum compensation for their losses. 

Consider some of the ways a delivery truck accident lawyer can help:

  • Investigating your accident
  • Gathering evidence
  • Speaking to eyewitnesses
  • Determining liability
  • Filing a claim or lawsuit
  • Protecting your legal rights
  • Negotiating a settlement
  • Taking your case to court if necessary

Recovering Compensation After a Delivery Truck Accident

When a delivery truck accident causes serious injuries, the cost to the victim can be extreme. You should not have to pay the price for someone else’s negligence. The attorneys of Fielding Law can help you recover compensation for your damages. 

Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may be eligible to recover compensation for:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of future earning potential 
  • Property damage
  • Permanent disfiguring and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

If you suffered the tragic loss of a loved one in a delivery truck accident, you may be entitled to receive wrongful death damages. These benefits may compensate for funeral costs, burial expenses, loss of support, and more.

Speak With a Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Today

Injuries sustained from a FedEx, UPS, Amazon, or another delivery vehicle can be significant. Most of these companies have insurers and lawyers on their side that will immediately get to work on proving their employees are not at fault. They may try to place the blame on you. That’s why you definitely need a personal injury lawyer on your side. 

Truck accident victims are often concerned about the costs of hiring a lawyer. Rest assured, Fielding Law takes clients on contingency. This means that you never pay any upfront costs or fees. Our law firm only gets paid if your claim is successful and you are awarded a settlement. 

Schedule a free evaluation of your case today. Our legal team will sit down with you to review your case and discuss your options. Call us or complete the online form to get started.