Delivery Truck Accidents
Rochester Personal Injury Attorney – 585.286.5124
Commercial tractor trailers may pose a substantial danger to motorists
on the highway but in city and suburban areas, people need to watch out
for delivery trucks. From UPS and FedEx step-van trucks racing between
businesses to USPS parcel carriers failing to check intersections in neighborhoods,
the dangers delivery trucks can create are varied and significant. What
can you do if you have been hit by a delivery truck and suffered
You must be willing to take matters into your own hands and pursue maximum
compensation through a civil lawsuit. Unfortunately, delivery truck companies
are often backed by major resources and they will have a team of personal
injury lawyers ready to swat down your claims. The good news is that
Rochester Truck Accident Lawyer Robert King and his dedicated staff are here to help you even the scales
and stand up for your rights.
Just call 585.286.5124 – any hour, any day – to connect with the firm.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck drivers must always operate their vehicles with complete
care and professionalism. Failing to do so can put themselves and everyone
around them in unnecessary danger. Total carefulness is clearly an ideal,
however, since delivery truck accidents regularly occur throughout New
York State. Understanding the causes of such collisions may help prevent
similar ones from occurring in the future.
Primary causes for delivery truck accidents may include:
Too wide: Many people who are hit by a delivery truck are actually pedestrians on
foot, and they are often clipped by the truck as it goes by. Inadequate
training and handling abilities may have caused the driver to misjudge
the width of their delivery truck, causing injuries and damage to adjacent vehicles.
Speeding: Getting packages delivered on time is the lifeblood of a delivery truck
business. People expect drivers to meet delivery schedules without fail,
and they get upset when they do not. Reckless drivers may use this as
an excuse to speed in between destinations, ultimately causing major truck
Exhaustion: Fatigue is a serious problem for tractor trailer drivers who spend 14 or
more hours on highways each day, but exhaustion remains an issue for delivery
truck drivers, too. Anyone who drives more than 8 hours within one 24
hour window will get tired. Scheduling issues caused by management may
contribute to the likelihood of driver exhaustion.
Intoxication: Delivery truck drivers with previous driving under the influence convictions
may be more likely to drink while on the job, having formed the wrongful
belief that it is acceptable since they never leave the city streets.
Lack of maintenance: Delivery trucks are not simple contraptions. They require routine maintenance
from skilled maintenance crews in order to run smoothly. Safe operations
will cease to exist if there is no proper upkeep. In this way, a delivery
truck accident could, in part, be caused by maintenance crews.
Protect Yourself with the King’s Authority
A delivery truck accident can cause a variety of serious injuries, from
broken bones and spinal cord damage to permanent brain injuries, all of
which will require expensive medical treatments and keep you from performing
regular work duties for extended periods of time. To increase your chances
of securing maximized compensation, either through a settlement or verdict, let
Rochester Personal Injury Attorney Robert King take up your case. Start right now for absolutely nothing
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