Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck drivers provide an essential service, as has been proven during this pandemic. Delivery trucks make it easier to get necessary items, along with those “just for fun” treats. Unfortunately, just like any other vehicle on the road, delivery trucks can be involved in an accident.
Delivery truck accidents often cause substantial property damage, as well as catastrophic injuries, due in large part to their size and weight. Truck accident lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC understand the special damages that delivery truck accidents can cause. Our legal team is ready to help accident victims in the Bellevue, WA-area fight to collect financial compensation for the full extent of accident damages.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Demands for delivery truck drivers have surged recently, especially since many people are spending the majority of time at home. Increased demand often leads to overworked drivers, a rush to complete delivery routes, and many new hires. All of these factors can make delivery truck accidents more likely. Other common delivery truck accident causes include:
- Reckless or negligent driving (i.e. distracted driving, failure to adhere to traffic signs, speeding, and driving under the influence)
- Driving while drowsy
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Defective vehicle parts
- Poor hiring policies
- Inadequate training
Delivery trucks are not as large as other commercial trucks, but they are significantly bigger and heavier than a typical passenger vehicle. The size and weight of a delivery truck increases the impact that it makes in an accident. While there are many other factors that contribute to the severity of an accident, a delivery truck’s weight and size makes it more likely that an accident will result in significant property damage and catastrophic injuries.
Some of the injuries that our Bellevue clients may sustain in a delivery truck accident include:
- Cuts, abrasions, and contusions
- Broken bones
- Internal organ damage
- Head or neck injury
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury
These types of injuries are likely to cause significant pain and suffering, as well substantial financial losses stemming from medical expenses, rehabilitation/physical therapy costs, and lost wages or a loss of wage earning potential.
Lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC can demonstrate accident liability so that our Bellevue clients can be appropriately compensated for accident damages. In most cases, if a delivery truck driver is responsible for an accident, it is their employer who can be held liable for the losses associated with the crash.
Tracing the delivery truck driver’s employer is not always as simple as it seems. Many large delivery companies, including FedEx, rely on contract employees and other businesses to take care of their deliveries. Our attorneys can track down a driver’s employer so that they can provide financial compensation for losses such as medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Contact Our Practice
If you have been involved in a delivery truck accident and believe that the delivery driver is at fault, you may be due financial compensation for accident damages. Send a message to the lawyers at Quick Law Group, PLLC at your earliest convenience, or call (425) 576-8150 to discuss the details of your collision.