Orlando Truck Accident Attorney Tim David discusses Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents make up a large group of truck accidents and cause a number of deaths and injuries each year to innocent victims. A truck accident attorney may be able to help the victims of delivery truck accidents recover compensation for these injuries.
How Delivery Truck Accidents are classified
In order to be classified as a delivery truck accident, one of the vehicles involved in the pedestrian or vehicle crash must have been a large truck operated with the express purpose of delivering goods. In many cases, these trucks are smaller than semi tractor trailer trucks but larger than the average pickup or van. Examples of delivery trucks include UPS and FedEx vehicles as well as privately-owned large trucks that deliver goods and cargo to customers.
Delivery truck accidents often result in serious injuries to innocent victims because these vehicles are so much larger and heavier than the average passenger car. When a collision occurs between a driver or pedestrian and a delivery truck, the victims often suffer serious physical and emotional trauma.
What Should I Do To Preserve the Evidence in my Delivery Truck Accident Case?
It is important to remember that evidence can and will disappear quickly after a delivery truck crash. Every day the victim delays in talking to an attorney can jeopardize his or her case. Trucking companies and drivers have an interest in making sure that evidence implicating them in the crash remains uncovered. It is very important to preserve the evidence from a truck accident as quickly as possible.
There are several important steps to take to preserve this evidence. First, you should make photographs or have someone you trust make them of the accident scene as soon as possible. You should also collect all of your medical bills and records related to your injuries and forward them to your attorney immediately. Finally, you should have your attorney request driving records and other information from the driver and trucking company at the earliest possible moment.
Who Can I Sue for My Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
It can be difficult to determine who is responsible for your injuries in a trucking accident. Often, an accident reconstruction expert is needed to recreate the scene and secure important evidence that points to the responsible parties. These experts may use skid marks, impact or crash debris, witness testimony and other evidence to reconstruct the accident and determine what happened and who was at fault.
The responsible party may be the driver, the trucking company or a third party. Liability for the crash may be divided among more than one party. Delivery truck accident cases can be complex so it’s important that you hire a personal injury lawyer experienced with these types of cases and are prepared to take them all the way to trial if necessary.
The Orlando Truck Accident Attorneys at David and Philpot, P.L. have recovered millions of dollars for their clients and are prepared to help you obtain a fair and just settlement for your injuries. Contact them today for a free case evaluation.