Delivery Truck Crashes
The rise in online shopping means that there are more delivery trucks than ever on the road. These cause danger for drivers and their passengers. Drivers who are either poorly trained or rushing can cause accidents. Accident victims and their families may be able to recover financial compensation.
Delivery truck crashes can result in serious injuries that include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Broken bones
- Neck and back injuries
- Internal injuries
- Wrongful death
Common Causes of Delivery Truck Crashes
Delivery trucks result in a larger number of accidents for a number of reasons. Drivers often make sudden stops when they realize that they have reached their destination or need to make a quick turn. Delivery truck drivers often find themselves in unfamiliar neighborhoods, where they need the help of a navigation device that takes their full concentration from the road. They are usually out in inclement weather because they need to keep to their schedules.
Sometimes, drivers are not able to see out of their blindspots behind the truck. This particularly affects them when they are backing up, as they often need to do after they have made a delivery. This is compounded by the fact that there is a truck driver shortage, meaning many companies put drivers on the road who are not fully trained.
When you or a loved one are injured in a crash with a delivery truck, you may be able to sue the company for which the driver worked. Employers are legally responsible for the actions of their employees. Since companies usually carry larger insurance policies, this could increase the size of your recovery.
Covington Truck Accident Attorney
When you or a loved one have been injured in a delivery truck crash, call the law firm of Ben F. Windham PC at 833.236.9467 or contact us online. We are standing by, ready to talk to you.