Sanford Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
In the city of Sanford, throughout Florida, and across the United States, people are using the internet to do more and more of their shopping. U.S. consumers are, in fact, ordering more than $90 billion of goods online every month, and Florida is a leading state for online purchasing.
Obviously, all the items that are ordered online have to be delivered to people’s homes or offices, and it takes a large number of delivery trucks and delivery truck drivers to get those packages where they need to go. According to statistics from the Occupational Outlook Handbook, more than 1,705,600 people are currently employed as delivery truck drivers in the U.S., and that number is expected to increase by 10% each year, much faster than the average job growth.
Unfortunately, delivery trucks are involved in numerous accidents in Florida and throughout the U.S. Delivery truck drivers are especially likely to drive negligently because of the pressure they are under to drive quickly to meet strict delivery quotas. To make things even worse, when a delivery truck collides with a car, the larger size and weight of the truck can cause the people inside the car to be severely injured.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious injury in a recent delivery truck accident, you may be facing many unanticipated difficulties. The Dennis Hernandez Sanford truck accident lawyers have years of experience helping families of people injured in accidents get compensated fully and fairly for the damages they suffer and would be glad to help you during this challenging time. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the contact 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.
Types of Serious Injuries That Are Common in Sanford Delivery Truck Accidents
Unfortunately, when people are injured in collisions with delivery trucks, they are often severely injured. They may require ongoing medical care, lose their ability to earn their former income, experience physical pain and psychological distress, and suffer from permanent scarring, disfigurement, and/or disability.
Some of the serious injuries that occur in Sanford delivery truck accidents are:
- Internal organ injuries
- Injuries to arms, legs, feet, and hands
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Spinal cord injuries that can cause paralysis
- Severe burns
- Fractured bones, including broken ribs and multiple fractures
- Cuts and lacerations
If you have been seriously injured in a delivery truck accident, the Dennis Hernandez Sanford truck accident lawyers will fight for your right to receive full compensation for all the medical care you need for your injuries, both now and in the future. And we’ll fight for your right to receive additional compensation for your current and future income losses, pain, trauma, and diminished quality of life.
What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in Sanford, Florida?
Delivery companies and online retailers put enormous pressure on delivery truck drivers to deliver their packages at breakneck speed. The drivers’ employers may use GPS to track where the drivers are at every moment and call them if they stop for even a few minutes. Some drivers feel they can’t even stop to use the bathroom, much less to rest when they are getting tired.
It’s no surprise, then, that driver fatigue causes many accidents. Drivers who are drowsy are three times more likely to crash than drivers who are well-rested. Delivery truck drivers may also cause accidents because they:
- Are distracted, looking for addresses on the street or checking their devices while driving.
- Make sudden stops and turns when they realize they’ve overshot their destinations.
- Lose control of their trucks due to inexperience or inadequate training.
The Dennis Hernandez Sanford delivery truck accident lawyers have the skills and resources to thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and identify all the parties who acted negligently so you can bring a claim for damages against all negligent parties and obtain the substantial compensation you deserve.
Who Is Responsible for Your Injuries from a Sanford Delivery Truck Accident?
In a crash involving a delivery truck, there may be multiple parties who could be held financially responsible for your injuries because their negligence contributed to the accident. These may include the driver, the company whose packages the driver was carrying, the driver’s employer, the truck’s manufacturer, and companies or people who worked on the truck’s maintenance and repairs.
An experienced Dennis Hernandez Sanford delivery truck accident lawyer will identify all the parties who could be held liable for your injuries. This will give you the greatest chance of getting the full compensation you deserve.
What Kind of Compensation Can You Receive in Sanford for Your Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
Florida law recognizes that serious injuries affect you and your family in many ways and gives you the right to pursue compensation for the economic and non-economic damages that you have suffered, are presently enduring and are expected to continue to have to experience in the future. As your lawyers, we will fight hard to get you full and fair compensation, which may include compensation for your:
- Medical expenses, including emergency department treatment, hospital stays, doctor visits, diagnostic tests, medication, surgery, rehabilitation, therapy, assistive devices, home care, and transportation to medical appointments.
- Lost income from the time of the accident until the age you would have retired if you hadn’t been injured. This may include income lost because you have to work fewer hours, take a different job that pays less, or are not able to work at all.
- Non-economic damages, such as physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, diminished capacity to enjoy life, scarring, disabilities, and your family’s loss of your companionship and support.
The trusted truck accident lawyers at Dennis Hernandez will thoroughly assess all of the damages you have suffered and amass the evidence necessary to demonstrate your need for substantial compensation.
Get Help from Trusted Sanford Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
The Dennis Hernandez legal team has more than 25 years of experience helping people injured throughout Florida because of someone else’s negligence get the full, fair compensation they deserve. As your attorneys, we will guide you through the legal process and fight vigorously for your right to compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, physical pain, emotional suffering, loss of the ability to do the activities you used to enjoy, and more.
We’ll thoroughly investigate the accident, gather evidence to prove negligence, negotiate aggressively with insurance company representatives, demonstrate the full extent of your need for compensation, and always be prepared to fight for your rights in court if the insurance company refuses to agree to fair compensation.
We’ll keep you well informed of progress on your case and never settle for less than the full amount you deserve.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form to get started on your delivery truck accident case today.