Naples Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Online shopping is popular everywhere in the U.S., but especially in Florida. Throughout the country, people spend more than $90 billion every month on items bought online. This creates a huge need for delivery trucks to deliver all the packages that people have purchased on the internet. Delivery trucks, unfortunately, too often cause collisions because of truck drivers’ careless driving.
If you were recently injured in an accident involving a delivery truck in the Naples, Florida, area, you are not alone. The Dennis Hernandez Naples truck accident lawyers have helped accident victims throughout Florida get the compensation they deserve for their injuries and would be honored to help you during this difficult time.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form at the top of this page to find out how we can help you. Our expert advice and legal services are free until you win your case.
What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in the Naples, Florida, Area?
Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by a driver making a mistake. Delivery truck drivers are especially likely to make mistakes and get into accidents. They often drive unsafely because they are in a rush. Their employers pressure them to prioritize speed over safety. As a result, delivery truck drivers in Naples and elsewhere pose a danger both to themselves and to innocent drivers and passengers in the other vehicles on the road.
Delivery truck drivers may also keep on driving without taking breaks even when they are so tired that they start to doze off behind the wheel. Fatigued drivers, even if they manage to stay awake, have slower reaction times, are less aware of hazards, and are three times more likely to become involved in accidents.
Delivery truck drivers are also often distracted while looking for their next delivery address. They may look at their devices instead of watching the road, or they may try to see the addresses on the houses they pass while ignoring the traffic around them. They may also make abrupt stops and turns if they find they have passed by their destination.
Sometimes, delivery truck drivers get into accidents because they don’t have much experience driving trucks. There’s a shortage of delivery drivers, and companies may have to hire people with little or no experience. The companies, especially small delivery companies that subcontract work from large retailers, may also skimp on providing adequate training to their newly hired drivers.
For all these reasons and more, delivery trucks are often involved in accidents. If you were injured in a Naples delivery truck accident that was the delivery truck driver’s fault, Florida law gives you the right to pursue a claim or lawsuit against the negligent driver. The experienced truck accident lawyers at Dennis Hernandez are here to help. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form at the top of this page to get started on your case today.
Why Are Delivery Truck Accidents in Naples So Dangerous?
Delivery trucks of all types and sizes can inflict terrible damage on a car or other passenger vehicle. A delivery van that you see on residential streets in Naples typically weighs more than 14,000 pounds and can cause severe injuries when it collides with a smaller and lighter car. Large delivery trucks that carry goods longer distances on the highway can weigh as much as 80,000 pounds when carrying a full load. They are also accident-prone. More than 33% of long-distance truck drivers have been involved in one or more serious accidents.
What Are Common Injuries Sustained in Naples, Florida, Delivery Truck Crashes?
When a bigger and heavier delivery van or truck collides with a car, the car’s occupants may be severely hurt by the force of the impact. Their injuries can cause long-term or permanent disabilities or disfigurement, such as scarring. They often require extensive medical care. These injuries include:
- Spinal cord injuries
- Rib, pelvis, and/or skull fractures
- Abdominal organ injuries
- Chest, neck, and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
No matter what your injury, if it is severe and requires extended care, and it will have a long-term impact on your life, you should talk to an experienced Naples delivery truck accident lawyer to find out whether you should bring a claim for damages against the negligent party or parties.
What Compensation Is Available in Naples for Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
Florida law gives you the right to pursue compensation for both economic and non-economic damages if you have been seriously injured in a truck accident caused or partially caused by someone else’s negligence. The amount of compensation you may be entitled to varies depending on a number of factors including the extent of your injuries, the type of medical treatment needed, and your ability to work and function.
In general, however, you may be entitled to compensation for all the accident-related damages you have suffered, are presently enduring and are expected to continue to have to experience in the future, including:
- Medical expenses, including emergency department treatment, hospital stays, doctor visits, diagnostic tests, medication, and surgery.
- Care and treatment, including rehabilitation, therapy, assistive devices, and home health care.
- Income lost, including income lost because you have to work fewer hours, take a different job that pays less, or are not able to work at all.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
- Diminished capacity to enjoy life.
- Scarring, disabilities, and disfigurement.
- Your family’s loss of your guidance, assistance. and companionship.
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law.
Our truck accident lawyers will thoroughly examine all the economic and non-economic damages you have suffered and may continue to suffer and gather and present the evidence needed to demonstrate your need for substantial compensation.
How a Dennis Hernandez Naples Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Can Help You
For more than 25 years, the dedicated Dennis Hernandez accident lawyers have been helping people like you get justice after they were injured in Florida accidents. We have the experience and expertise you need. As your lawyers, we will:
- Investigate the accident thoroughly and gather the evidence needed to show the delivery truck driver was negligent.
- Use medical records and other evidence to demonstrate your full need for compensation for your present medical care plus for all the medical care you are expected to need in the future.
- Demonstrate the full extent of your present and future lost income.
- Build a strong case showing why you should also be compensated for your pain, emotional suffering, and loss of quality of life.
- Negotiate aggressively with the other side’s insurance company.
- Be well prepared to take the fight to court and win, if necessary to get you full and fair compensation.
We will keep you well informed of progress on your case and will never back down or settle for less than the full amount you deserve.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on our website to get started on your Naples delivery truck accident case.