Delivery drivers play an important role in society – now more than ever. The number of deliveries has reached an all-time high after the COVID-19 pandemic made in-person shopping less common. Unfortunately, many delivery drivers are careless and reckless behind the wheel, resulting in serious truck, bicycle and pedestrian collisions. If you or a loved one has been hit by a city delivery truck in Dallas, Texas, contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C. for support. The delivery company or driver may be financially responsible for your collision.
Every day, hundreds of thousands of delivery trucks drive through Texas. Despite federal and state laws that are in place to improve the safety of truck and van deliveries, accidents involving these vehicles occur often. Delivery drivers can make mistakes that lead to harmful collisions. These mistakes include:
Delivery drivers are often on tight deadlines, and some may be required by their employers to use smartphone apps while driving. These issues can increase the odds of a delivery truck accident caused by a driver. In other cases, delivery truck accidents are caused by equipment problems, such as a poorly maintained truck or brake failure. An investigation of your collision may be necessary to determine its cause before you file a claim.
After an accident involving a city delivery truck in Dallas, remain calm and call 911 to report the wreck. The police can help you determine fault, such as by talking to eyewitnesses and interviewing the delivery truck driver. Then, report the collision to the delivery company. This could be Amazon, FedEx, UPS, USPS, Postmates, a grocery delivery service or another delivery company. They should connect you to their insurance company to proceed with a claim.
If you or your truck accident lawyer can prove that the delivery truck driver or the company is responsible for causing the crash, you may receive compensation from that party’s insurance provider. For the most part, delivery companies are vicariously liable for the actions of their drivers. Since Texas is a fault-based state, you or your lawyer must prove fault before you can receive a monetary award. If the insurance company refuses to treat your case fairly, your lawyer can go to trial in pursuit of just compensation instead.
For assistance determining what caused your delivery truck accident, obtaining evidence that proves the defendant is at fault, showcasing your injuries and losses, and negotiating for maximum financial compensation, contact The Law Firm of Aaron A. Herbert, P.C.
We are experienced and compassionate attorneys who will go the extra mile to make sure that you have everything you need in the aftermath of a truck accident. It is especially important to hire an attorney if you or a loved one suffered severe injuries in the delivery truck accident. Speak to an attorney in Dallas, Texas today at (214) 609-1140.