Clearwater Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, approximately 15% of people’s purchasing dollars are spent buying items online. That means there is a constant stream of packages that must be delivered to people’s homes and offices every day. Florida residents are especially likely to do a lot of online shopping. As a result, there are many delivery trucks and vans on the streets and roads of Florida, including in Clearwater and throughout Pinellas County.
Unfortunately, these delivery trucks are prone to getting into accidents. Delivery drivers often drive long shifts, and they are under tremendous pressure from their employers to get their packages delivered quickly. This combination of fatigue and rushing can lead to negligent, unsafe driving that puts the driver and others on the road in danger.
If you or a family member were recently seriously injured in a Clearwater delivery truck accident, you may have the legal right to seek compensation from the at-fault delivery driver or other at-fault party for the pain, suffering and financial losses you have endured and may continue to experience in the future. Talking to a Clearwater delivery truck accident lawyer can help you learn about your legal rights and what you can do to pursue the substantial compensation you deserve.
The Dennis Hernandez Clearwater legal team has helped hundreds of accident victims throughout Florida get compensated fully and fairly for their injuries caused by another party or parties’ negligence and would be glad to put their experience and expertise to work for you. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the short contact form on this page for a free consultation and case evaluation. There is never a fee until we win your case!
Why Do Clearwater Delivery Truck Accidents Cause Such Severe Injuries?
A typical delivery van can weigh about 14,000 to 16,000 pounds. A larger delivery truck can weigh a lot more. As J.D. Power reports, cars weigh much less. A small car will weigh about 2,500 pounds and a larger one about 4,200. When a heavy delivery truck crashes into a lighter and smaller car or other passenger vehicle, the damage can be devastating.
A Dennis Hernandez Clearwater delivery truck accident lawyer will listen to what happened to you, examine the evidence, advise you on your best course of action, and give you the best chance of winning your case and getting the compensation you need.
Identifying the Parties Who Are At-Fault for Your Clearwater Delivery Truck Accident
Florida law gives you the right to seek compensation when someone else’s negligence caused your injuries. In a delivery truck accident, there may be more than one party at fault. These at-fault parties may include the:
- Delivery truck driver
- Company whose packages the driver was delivering
- Third-party delivery company, if that’s the driver’s employer
- Manufacturers of the delivery truck and its parts, if a malfunctioning part caused the accident
- Company responsible for the delivery truck’s maintenance and repairs, if poor truck maintenance led to the accident
The Dennis Hernandez Clearwater delivery truck lawyers have the experience, knowledge, and resources to identify the parties who are at fault and hold them responsible for the damages you have suffered and may continue to suffer in the future. As your lawyers, we will investigate your accident and identify all at-fault parties. In this way, we will give you the best chance to receive maximum compensation for your injuries.
Common Serious Injuries in Clearwater Delivery Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, any part of your body can be injured in a delivery truck accident. Some injuries could be minor, but many common injuries from Clearwater delivery truck accidents are very serious, including:
- Broken ribs
- Other broken bones and fractures, including multiple fractures
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Burn injuries
- Injuries to extremities
- Injuries to internal organs
- Paralysis or loss of sensation from spinal cord injuries
A Dennis Hernandez Clearwater delivery truck accident lawyer can help you by building a strong case demonstrating all the ways that your injuries have affected your life – and will continue to do so in the future. We will fight for your right to receive substantial compensation for all your present and future injury-related expenses and losses.
Common Causes of Clearwater Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck drivers are under intense pressure to deliver their packages quickly. It’s common for drivers to have to meet a strict quota for the number of packages they must deliver during each shift. The result is that they often sacrifice safety for speed. Many are injured by their own unsafe driving. Their negligence and recklessness also cause many other people to be injured.
The most common causes of Clearwater delivery truck accidents include:
- Driving too fast, caused by pressure to meet their quotas
- Fatigue, caused by long, tiring shifts
- Distraction, caused by looking at devices or scanning the street for delivery addresses
- Abrupt turns and stops, caused by overshooting their target addresses
- Inexperienced or poorly trained drivers, caused by shortages of drivers
Substantial Compensation Available for Injuries From Clearwater Delivery Truck Crashes
When you have severe injuries, you may need treatment for many years. Some accident victims need treatment and care for the rest of their lives. The Dennis Hernandez Clearwater legal team will fight for your right to receive substantial compensation that will enable you to get good medical care for as long as you need it.
You also deserve to be compensated for any income you lose because of your injuries. Whether you are out of work or have to cut back your hours for a limited time, or whether you are facing a permanent loss of earning capacity, we can help you get the compensation you need for your lost income.
We will also fight to get you compensation for other, non-quantifiable injury-related changes to your life, such as:
- Disabilities, scarring, disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish, depression, anxiety
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life
- Your family’s loss of your support and companionship
You can count on the Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers to fight for your right to full compensation for all the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered and may continue to suffer in the future. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case.
How an Experienced Clearwater Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident in Clearwater or anywhere in Florida, Florida law gives you the right to bring a claim against the negligent, at-fault party or parties for damages. Substantial compensation may be available from at-fault party’s insurance company, but they may try to get you to settle for less than you deserve or deny paying you altogether. An experienced truck accident lawyer won’t let that happen to you.
The Dennis Hernandez Clearwater delivery truck accident lawyers have the experience, knowledge, passion for justice, and resources to fight on your behalf. We will give you the best chance of receiving the substantial compensation you need for now and for the future by:
- Investigating the accident and identifying all at-fault parties
- Gathering and presenting evidence to prove negligence (fault)
- Collecting medical and other evidence of your full need for compensation
- Negotiating aggressively and skillfully with the insurance company on your behalf
- Being well prepared to go to court if necessary to get you the best result
- Guiding and supporting you through every step of the legal process
We look forward to working with you and helping you get the full amount of compensation you deserve. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your case.