Apopka Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
The average household in the U.S. receives about 165 packages per year. All those packages need to be delivered to people’s doors, so it’s no wonder there are so many delivery trucks on the streets of Apopka, throughout Orange County, and throughout the state. Florida is, in fact, one of the top states for online shopping.
Unfortunately, the delivery trucks on our highways and residential streets cause many accidents. The drivers are often fatigued from working long hours while under pressure to meet strict delivery quotas. Delivery vans and trucks often drive on residential streets that were not designed for such large vehicles, and when a delivery truck collides with a car, the larger size and greater weight of the truck can severely damage the car and cause the people inside the car to be seriously injured.
If you or a family member were severely injured in such an accident, you and your family could be experiencing many new difficulties. The experienced Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers understand how devastating truck accident injuries can be and want to help.
You may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injuries, and our experienced Apopka delivery truck accident lawyers can help you file a claim or lawsuit against the at-fault delivery driver and any other negligent parties so that you receive the full compensation Florida law provides. Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get the help you need. Our expert legal advice and services are FREE until we win your case.
Reasons Why Apopka Delivery Trucks Get Into So Many Accidents
Delivery truck drivers have to deliver large quantities of packages every day. The companies they work for often put considerable pressure on the drivers to make all their deliveries quickly. This pressure can cause the drivers to take chances with their driving. They may drive too fast, keep on driving without taking a break even if they are exhausted after working long hours, or make careless driving errors.
Fatigue is a major cause of delivery truck crashes, accounting for 13% of all commercial vehicle accidents. When drivers are drowsy, their reaction time is slower, their ability to make decisions becomes impaired, they are more likely to be distracted, and they may fall asleep at the wheel. Delivery van and truck drivers often drive 10-hour shifts while being under constant pressure to work quickly, which almost guarantees they will be fatigued.
Delivery drivers may also become distracted when using their devices while driving or looking at houses to find an address instead of keeping their eyes on the road. They may make quick turns or sudden stops that make them a danger to nearby cars.
There’s also a shortage of delivery truck drivers. Delivery companies and online retailers may hire drivers who don’t have the experience to drive their trucks safely and put them to work quickly without proper training.
When delivery truck drivers cause accidents because of their negligence, they may be held legally responsible for the harm that they cause and have to pay substantial compensation to those they have injured. The Dennis Hernandez Apopka truck accident lawyers have the experience and resources to investigate your accident thoroughly and find out if the driver and other parties were negligent.
Who Can Be Held Responsible for an Apopka Delivery Truck Accident?
In addition to the delivery truck driver, other parties may also be found liable for causing the accident. Sometimes drivers are independent contractors or they work for subcontractors of online retailers. If the driver was employed by a delivery or retail company, the company might also be held responsible for providing compensation to accident victims.
The Dennis Hernandez Apopka truck lawyers have the experience to sort out all these relationships and find out who may be held legally responsible. When all the at-fault parties are named in a lawsuit, you have the best chance of receiving the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Common Injuries from Apopka Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery trucks can cause a lot of damage if they collide with lighter and smaller vehicles. Some of the serious injuries that are common in delivery truck accidents include acute spinal cord injuries, broken bones, injuries to limbs that may necessitate amputation, internal organ injuries, head and neck injuries, and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).
These injuries usually require extensive medical treatment. They may cause permanent disfigurement or disabilities. The costs of treatment and lost income may keep on adding up, year after year.
Then experienced Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers have the knowledge and access to experts needed to make a complete, fair accounting of your need for compensation based on your injury-related expenses and losses over your lifetime. You may also be entitled to additional compensation for your “non-economic damages,” which include your pain, loss of quality of life, and your family’s losses due to your injuries.
What Compensation Can You Get for Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
If you were injured in a delivery truck collision in Florida, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your present and future expenses and losses. The amount of compensation you may receive depends on several factors, including the extent of your injuries, the type of treatment you need, and your ability to work. In general, however, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Income you’ve lost because you cannot work or cannot work in the same capacity you did before the accident
- Expenses for medical treatment, including hospital stays, medical procedures, diagnostic tests, office visits, medication, assistive devices, rehabilitation and home care
- Physical pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and stress
- Diminished quality of life
- Your family’s loss of your companionship, support and advice
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The experienced Dennis Hernandez Apopka delivery truck accident lawyers will build a compelling case demonstrating the full extent of your need for compensation for the many expenses and losses your injuries have caused.
Talk to an Apopka Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Today to Find Out About Your Rights
If you’ve been seriously injured in a delivery truck crash, an experienced Dennis Hernandez Apopka delivery truck accident lawyer would be glad to talk with you and provide a free case evaluation. The Dennis Hernandez law firm has been helping vehicle accident victims for more than 25 years and has obtained substantial settlements and jury awards for our clients, including a $15 million award for a man injured in a car crash.
As your lawyers, we will investigate the accident thoroughly to identify all negligent parties and gather evidence demonstrating they were at fault. We’ll also gather evidence showing your full need for compensation for your present and future medical care, income losses, and non-economic damages. We will negotiate aggressively with the at-fault parties’ insurance companies for the full settlement you deserve. If they won’t agree to a fair settlement, we’ll fight in court to win the substantial compensation you need and deserve.
At Dennis Hernandez, we never give up and we never back down! We’ll be by your side every step of the way.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the simple FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get going on your case.