In today’s convenience-based society, home delivery services are growing more common than ever. With a click of a button, meals, groceries, and home goods can be delivered right to your door. This has led to an increase in delivery truck traffic near homes and in surrounding neighborhoods.
Unfortunately, delivery trucks can be involved in collisions. Truck accidents can cause serious or catastrophic injuries for those involved, and may result in substantial financial losses. Those in the Melbourne, FL, area who have been injured in a delivery truck accident can work with the attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm as they seek compensation for accident losses.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
As demand for delivery drivers grows, some companies may push drivers to work longer hours or increase their daily deliveries. This added pressure can cause drivers to make mistakes that could lead to a costly crash.
In addition to giving excess work to existing drivers, many companies are rushing to increase their staff. Sadly, in many cases, delivery companies hire inexperienced drivers, and then fail to provide adequate training. This is another practice that increases the risk of delivery truck accidents.
The causes of delivery truck accidents can vary, but many can be linked to factors such as:
- Distracted driving
- Driving while drowsy
- Failure to check blind spots
- Failure to yield to oncoming traffic
- Poor hiring practices or insufficient training
- Poor delivery truck maintenance
- Defective vehicle part
Whether a delivery truck is involved in an accident with a passenger car, passenger truck, or bike, the delivery truck will weigh substantially more than the other vehicle. The size and weight of a delivery truck creates an impact that can cause catastrophic, or even deadly injuries, which may include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Organ damage or other internal injuries
In addition to the physical damage that a delivery truck accident can cause, victims may experience significant financial losses. Medical expenses can add up quickly. In addition, injury victims often need to take time off of work as they recover, impacting their income. Our Melbourne attorneys understand the importance of accounting for the physical, financial, and emotional damages of a delivery truck accident when seeking financial compensation for our clients.
Who Is Liable?
Determining fault in a delivery truck accident is not always clear cut, which is why it is so beneficial to work with attorneys who understand how to establish liability. Even if a delivery driver makes a blatant error that causes an accident, other parties, such as the driver’s employer, may be at least partially liable for accident damages.
The attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm examine all the details of a case so that we can hold responsible parties accountable for accident damages, and fight to get our Melbourne clients the maximum compensation they are due.
If you or a loved one has been injured in a delivery truck accident, the attorneys at Charpentier Law Firm can provide you with legal assistance as you seek compensation for damages. Contact us at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of your case and learn your best course of legal action. You can reach our legal team by calling (321) 308-8020.