Delivery Drivers Can Cause Accidents in Your Neighborhood
While online ordering has increased in recent years, the delivery market has never been booming more than in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. People are having food, groceries, and other household goods delivered more than ever, which means a significant increase in delivery vehicles in residential neighborhoods. This also can mean an increase in accidents caused by delivery drivers.
Delivery vehicles can come in all shapes and sizes, including vans, personal vehicles, box trucks, or even large tractor-trailers. There are many ways that delivery drivers can crash into moving cars, parked cars, cyclists, or pedestrians, and some common causes of these accidents include:
- Speeding to fit in more deliveries
- Distracted driving due to looking at a smartphone or other distraction activities
- Fatigued driving due to working long hours
- Mistakes on the road due to being unfamiliar with a certain area
- Violating other traffic regulations
If a delivery driver causes injuries in an accident, the driver can be held liable, but other parties might also be responsible. For instance, the law holds employers strictly liable for the negligence of employees, which should include most delivery drivers. However, some delivery drivers might be considered to be independent contractors, so this can become a complex legal issue in injury claims. If a delivery driver caused an accident and injured you or a family member, you should not wait to discuss the matter with an experienced Atlanta car accident attorney.
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The law firm of Ben F. Windham, PC, represents clients injured by the negligence of others in a wide variety of accidents. We handle every step of the legal process for you to obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or call 833.236.9467 for a free case evaluation right away.