Like large semis and some tractor trailers, delivery trucks are regularly on the roads, and when they are involved in traffic accidents, they results can be devastating for occupants of smaller passenger vehicles, motorcycle riders, pedestrians, etc. When delivery truck drivers are responsible for causing truck accidents:
- The truck driver and potentially the company that employs the truck driver may be held legally responsible in the truck accident lawsuit.
- Accident victims will likely be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, their short- and long-term injuries, any property damage sustained, their mental anguish and any other losses.
- Truck accident lawyers can aggressively defend the rights of accident victims and help them secure the compensation they need and deserve.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Some of the specific factors that can increase the risk of delivery truck accidents can include the following:
- Delivery trucks suddenly stopping or backing up on busy streets or highways.
- Delivery trucks blocking lanes of traffic and/or preventing other drivers from being able to see around them.
- Cargo falling off of delivery trucks.
- Delivery trucks being overloaded, which can increase the risk of tire blowouts and/or rollover truck accidents.
- Larger delivery trucks lacking safety guards or reflectors, which can increase the risk of underride truck accidents (Underride truck accidents are among the deadliest type of truck accidents, as they account for approximately 1 out of every 4 truck accident deaths).
- Delivery truck drivers disobeying traffic laws and/or driving while intoxicated.
Delivery Trucks Commonly Involved in Truck Accidents
Some of the types of delivery trucks that are commonly involved in truck accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Mail or package delivery trucks (like FedEx trucks, UPS trucks, postal delivery trucks, etc.)
- Food delivery trucks
- Furniture moving and delivery trucks
- Flower delivery trucks
- Tool delivery trucks.
St. Louis Truck Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a truck accident that may have been caused by a delivery truck driver, contact the St. Louis truck accident injury lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law. We have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in various areas of personal injury litigation, including truck accident lawsuits. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases. One of our primary goals is to help accident victims secure the maximum possible compensation for their injuries and losses so they can focus on their recovery and moving on with their lives. For a free initial consult, email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at 573-333-3333 for our Missouri office or at 618-888-8888 for our Illinois office.