Brandon Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Online shopping is a way of life for many people in Brandon, Florida. The popularity of shopping online means that many delivery trucks are needed to deliver the packages to people’s doors. Nationwide, more than 1,640,000 people work as delivery truck drivers, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, and Florida is a leading state for ordering products online.
Unfortunately, with all the delivery trucks in Brandon and throughout Hillsborough County, there are more accidents happening where the delivery trucks are involved. These accidents can severely injure people in cars and pedestrians because of the size and weight of the trucks.
If you were recently hurt in an accident that involved a delivery truck or van in Brandon or anywhere in Florida, a Dennis Hernandez Brandon delivery truck accident lawyer can help protect your legal rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website or call us today at 855-529-3366 to get expert advice on whether you should seek compensation for your injuries from a negligent party.
Common Causes of Delivery Truck Crashes in Brandon
Delivery truck accidents often happen because the delivery driver was being careless or reckless, or because there was a problem with the truck. Delivery drivers are often under extreme pressure from their employers to prioritize speed over safety. They may drive while dangerously fatigued, drive at unsafe speeds, and take chances throughout their long shifts to try to get everything done by the deadlines their employers impose.
Their trucks may be difficult to maneuver. If maintenance and repairs are not promptly and properly done, brake failure or other malfunctions can cause accidents. Boxy delivery vans are prone to rolling over. And if the load the truck is carrying is unevenly distributed, that can make the truck harder to handle.
A Dennis Hernandez Brandon delivery truck accident lawyer has the experience and resources necessary to conduct a thorough investigation of the accident, find out the cause, and identify who was at fault.
Who Is At Fault in a Brandon Delivery Truck Accident?
If you were seriously hurt in a Brandon delivery truck accident, you can seek compensation from any person or company whose negligence contributed to the accident. Identifying all the at-fault parties can be challenging in a delivery truck accident case. Depending on the circumstances, the driver, the driver’s employer, the company supplying the goods to be delivered, the manufacturers of the truck and its parts, and the parties responsible for the truck’s maintenance and repair might all be held responsible.
Companies that sell goods online, as well as package-delivery companies, often hire third-party companies to actually make the deliveries. These companies hire the drivers. So, for example, someone who is an Amazon delivery driver may actually be working for a third-party employer. A Dennis Hernandez delivery truck accident lawyer has the knowledge and experience to untangle the legal relationships and find all the parties that might be held responsible for your injuries.
Why Delivery Trucks May Cause Severe Injuries
A typical delivery van may weigh around 15,000 pounds and will be even heavier when it is filled with packages. A small car may weigh about 2,500 pounds, a large car, 4,200, and an SUV or non-commercial truck up to about 6,000 pounds. The impact of the heavier delivery truck when it collides with a smaller passenger vehicle creates tremendous force that can cause devastating injuries.
Common injuries from these accidents include spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries, broken bones and fractures, cuts and lacerations, injuries to the limbs, and injuries to the shoulder, back, and face.
These injuries can require medical treatment, rehabilitation, and sometimes home care and assistive devices over the long term or for the rest of the accident victim’s life. If you have serious injuries from a delivery truck accident, you need and deserve compensation for more than just your current expenses. You also need compensation for the injury-related expenses that can be expected to arise in the future.
A Dennis Hernandez Brandon delivery truck accident lawyer knows how to gather evidence of your injuries, losses, and expenses to help you get substantial compensation so that you will have the money to get the treatment and care you need for as long as you need it.
A Brandon Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You Get a Fair Settlement or Jury Verdict
The Dennis Hernandez Brandon legal team has worked with many accident victims like you. We are committed to getting our clients the compensation they need for their medical expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, disability or disfigurement, lost income, and lower quality of life.
We have the resources to investigate and gather the evidence needed to build a strong case. If you work with us, we’ll negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company and see that you get a fair settlement. If the insurance company refuses to agree to that, we’ll use our litigation skills and experience to take them to court.
We’ll be by your side every step of the way, keep you informed of all the important developments in your case, and be glad to answer your questions. We never back down and never give up! And you don’t have to worry about paying us now because we don’t charge you for legal fees until you win your case.
Don’t wait until it’s too late! Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get started on your case.