Plano Delivery Truck Accident Attorney
When delivery trucks hit a pedestrian or crash into a smaller vehicle, chances are that devastating injuries will result from the accident. Here at The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., we understand completely the negative effects that delivery truck accidents could bring, which is why we focus on helping injured victims.
Our Plano delivery truck accident attorney will fight hard to obtain the justice you’re entitled to when you or a loved one has sustained serious injuries in a delivery truck accident involving an Amazon, FedEx, UPS, or DHL driver, or a food delivery, beverage delivery, or furniture delivery truck.
Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Tired or Fatigued Drivers
It’s fairly common for delivery truck drivers to work very long hours and often are pressured to complete their deliveries on time, leading to driver fatigue. While there are rules to help regulate how many hours delivery drivers can work, some companies that employ them blatantly break the rules and expect their drivers to work endless hours. But when drivers are suffering from fatigue, they can get distracted easily and make fatal mistakes.
Inadequately Trained Drivers
Improperly or inadequately trained delivery truck drivers are more likely to get into devastating accidents than properly trained drivers. They may not know what to do if the truck malfunctions or they have to drive the truck during certain adverse weather or road conditions, for instance.
Mechanical Truck Issues
Poor or lack of maintenance causes equipment failure, and malfunctioning equipment could lead to dangerous, but often preventable, delivery truck accidents.
Drivers who work long shifts may get distracted easily or intentionally distract themselves, commonly through cellphone use, to keep themselves awake. But distracted drivers can’t fully focus on their full attention on driving, which could make them oblivious to other motorists, pedestrians, variables in road and weather conditions, or traffic stops.
Just because someone knows how to drive doesn’t automatically mean that they’re going to be responsible and capable delivery truck drivers. While truck companies have all the means to hire and train drivers, they usually don’t due to a shortage of competent and qualified drivers, valuing profits over the safety of other road users.
Damages Available in a Delivery Truck Accident
Damages are awarded to injured victims to compensate them for the losses they incurred due to the delivery truck accident and the resulting injuries. They aid in restoring the victim not just financially, but physically and mentally as well. These damages include:
- Special Damages: Used to cover monetary losses such as past and future medical expenses and lost wages, property damage, and in case of wrongful death, burial and funeral expenses.
- General Damages: Used to cover non-monetary losses, which can include pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of companionship or consortium.
Reach Out to an Experienced Plano Delivery Truck Accident Attorney Today
If you or a family member has been injured in a delivery truck accident, The Law Office of Joel M. Vecchio, P.C., can help you obtain fair compensation for your damages. Our experienced Plano delivery truck accident attorney will work hard to hold all the parties liable for your injuries, give you closure, and recover money for your losses, so you can start putting your life back together again. Call us at 972-380-4444 or contact us online to schedule your free claim consultation.