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If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck, you should team up with an attorney who is not afraid to take on insurance companies and fight for your rights. Delivery truck accidents can cause serious injuries and even death, leaving victims and their families with physical, emotional, and financial hardships. Don't face the aftermath of a delivery truck accident alone. Our experienced Florida delivery truck accident lawyers from The Law Offices of Ron Sholes, P.A. are here to help you seek justice and fair compensation for your injuries, damages, and losses.
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Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Oftentimes, delivery truck drivers are under pressure to meet delivery deadlines and make frequent stops, which sometimes leads to reckless driving, driver fatigue, and other forms of driver negligence. Delivering packages on time is important, but not at the cost of other people's safety. Delivery truck drivers must always drive safely, or they could become liable for any accidents caused by their negligence.
Common causes of delivery truck accidents include:
- Driver fatigue: Many delivery truck drivers work long hours, making it difficult to stay alert and focused, leading to driver fatigue.
- Distracted driving: Delivery drivers may be distracted by their phones, GPS, or eating while driving, causing them to take their eyes off the road and resulting in an accident.
- Overloaded cargo: Delivery trucks can carry heavy and large items, and overloaded cargo can affect the driver's ability to control the vehicle, which can lead to a rollover or collision.
- Improper maintenance: Delivery trucks that are not properly maintained can experience equipment failure while on the road, such as tire blowouts or brake failure, causing an accident.
Common Injuries in Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents can result in serious injuries. The type and extent of injuries suffered can depend on various factors such as the speed of the collision, the size of the delivery truck, and the type of collision. Our Florida delivery truck driver lawyers can work with medical experts to get a full understanding of your injuries, as well as how those injuries are likely to impact your day-to-day life for years.
Injuries that can occur in a serious delivery truck accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBI): TBIs can cause a range of symptoms, such as chronic headaches, dizziness, confusion, and memory loss. Some TBIs can be fatal.
- Spinal cord injuries: Delivery truck accidents can cause damage to the spinal cord, which can lead to paralysis or impaired mobility.
- Broken bones: Accidents involving delivery trucks can result in broken or fractured bones. Severe fractures can require surgery and rehabilitation.
- Soft tissue injuries: Soft tissue injuries, such as whiplash, sprains, and strains, are common in car accidents, including those involving delivery trucks. While these injuries may be less severe than others, they can still cause significant pain and require medical treatment.
Challenging Delivery Companies with a Lawsuit
Filing a delivery truck accident claim can be challenging, especially when the delivery company involved has ample resources to fight the claim. Delivery companies like UPS, FedEx, and DHL usually have their own legal departments and insurance adjusters who work to protect their interests and fight claims filed against them. Delivery truck accidents can involve multiple parties, including drivers, companies, equipment manufacturers, and contractors, which can make determining the responsible party or parties more challenging.
Compensation You Could Be Owed
In a delivery truck accident claim, you could be owed compensation that pays for:
- Medical expenses: You can seek compensation for the medical expenses you have incurred as a result of the delivery truck accident. Hospital bills, doctor's visits, physical therapy, prescription medication, and other related costs can all be included. You can also seek compensation for future medical expenses, such as ongoing treatment and rehabilitation.
- Lost wages: If the injuries you suffered in the accident caused you to miss work, you can seek compensation for lost wages. This compensation can include both current and future lost income if your injuries resulted in long-term disability or the need to change your career.
- Pain and suffering: You can seek compensation for the physical pain and emotional distress you have endured. Pain and suffering damages can include compensation for physical pain, emotional trauma, anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental anguish. It can also consider your loss of enjoyment of life if you have suffered a debilitating injury.
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If you or a loved one has been involved in a delivery truck accident, you do not have to face the legal troubles ahead alone. Our experienced Florida delivery truck accident attorneys are here to fight for your rights. We have a track record of success in handling truck accident claims and can help you navigate the complex legal and insurance landscape.
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Florida Delivery Truck Accident FAQ
How long do I have to file a delivery truck accident claim?
In Florida, the statute of limitations for filing a delivery truck accident claim is generally four years from the date of the accident. This means that you have four years from the accident date to file a claim in court, or else you risk losing your right to seek compensation for your damages.
Are delivery drivers responsible for how the cargo is secured?
Delivery drivers have a duty to ensure that the cargo they are transporting is safely secured and does not pose any hazards to other drivers on the road. The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has established rules and regulations for cargo securement, and drivers are responsible for ensuring that their cargo is secured in compliance with these rules, even if a third-party company or worker helps load the cargo in a delivery truck before it departs the depot or station.
Are delivery truck drivers employees or independent contractors?
Whether delivery truck drivers are classified as employees or independent contractors depends on the specific circumstances of their employment. In some cases, delivery truck drivers are classified as employees and are entitled to benefits such as insurance coverage, workers' compensation, and other employment benefits. In other cases, delivery truck drivers may be classified as independent contractors, which means they are responsible for their own expenses and insurance, which can change how to approach a delivery truck accident claim.