St. Petersburg Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Americans are spending more than a trillion dollars per year on online shopping, according to data from the Census Bureau, and shoppers in Florida are even more eager than people in other states to make purchases online. That is why you see so many delivery trucks throughout Florida and on the roadways in St. Petersburg.
Unfortunately, the increase in delivery trucks means there are more truck accidents occurring each year, often with devastating consequences for those involved in the accident. When a truck collides with a car, the occupants of the car may be severely injured due to the heavier weight and larger size of the trucks. Serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, broken and dislocated bones, crushed limbs and fatalities are all too common consequences of truck accidents in Florida.
If you or a loved one were recently injured in one of these delivery truck crashes, you may be suffering numerous damages from the accident. The experienced Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg truck accident lawyers understand how devastating truck accident injuries can be to you and your family and want to help you through this difficult time.
Under Florida law, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation from the people or companies whose negligence contributed to the accident. We have helped hundreds of families throughout Florida get the financial compensation they deserve for the damages they have suffered due to others’ negligence and will put our experience and legal expertise to work helping you recover the full compensation the law provides for accident victims.
To discuss your case with a compassionate, knowledgeable truck accident attorney, call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page. We don’t charge any legal fees until you win and receive your settlement or jury verdict award.
What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in St. Petersburg?
Delivery truck drivers can be under intense pressure from their bosses to go quickly through their routes to meet high daily delivery quotas. They may even be told to ignore or turn off devices that monitor how safely they are driving. The result is that the delivery drivers may be driving recklessly and putting other people on the road in danger. On top of this, delivery drivers may work 10-hour shifts, causing them to become dangerously fatigued.
Problems with the maintenance of their delivery vans or trucks can also cause accidents. If the trucks and their brakes or other parts are not maintained and repaired correctly or were manufactured with defects, the trucks can become impossible to handle and collide with other vehicles.
If the negligence of a delivery driver, manufacturer, or maintenance and repair company contributed to the accident in which you were injured, you may be able to hold the negligent party financially responsible for your injuries. In addition, you may be able to hold the driver’s employer responsible as well, along with the company the driver was delivering for, if that’s different from the driver’s employer.
For the best chance of getting full and fair compensation, you should include all the potentially liable parties in a lawsuit. Figuring out who is responsible can, however, be a complex task best left to an experienced St. Petersburg delivery truck accident lawyer. The Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg team has the experience and resources to investigate your accident, identify all negligent parties, and gather the evidence needed to prove their negligence caused the accident.
What Types of Injuries Do St. Petersburg Delivery Truck Accidents Cause?
Because of the difference in the size and weight of a car and a delivery truck or van, a collision between the two may cause severe injuries to the car’s driver and passengers. These injuries may cause long-lasting or permanent challenges and require extensive medical treatment and other types of care.
Common serious injuries include:
- Head injuries, including traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Multiple broken or fractured bones
- Spinal cord injuries
- Internal injuries
- Injuries to limbs and hands or feet
- Burn injuries
If you have been seriously injured by a delivery truck in St. Petersburg or anywhere in Florida, the Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers can help you get the compensation you need and deserve. We will collect and present evidence demonstrating the full extent of your injuries and need for treatment, as well as all the other ways that your injuries have negatively impacted your life. We will present a compelling case for full, fair compensation and will not settle until you get the amount you deserve.
How Much Compensation Is Available in St. Petersburg for Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
Under Florida law, you can seek compensation for all your expenses and losses that are caused by your injuries. These damages may be economic and non-economic, including current and future:
- Medical expenses for Emergency Department visits, appointments at doctors’ offices, hospital inpatient stays, surgery, medication, rehabilitation, home care, and canes, wheelchairs, or other assistive devices.
- Income lost because you can’t work or have to cut back on your hours or take a job that pays less.
- Physical pain and suffering
- Scarring, disfigurement and disabilities
- Diminished quality of life.
- Emotional distress, including PTSD, depression, or anxiety.
- Your family’s loss of your affection, companionship, care, and support.
A Dennis Hernandez St. Petersburg delivery truck accident lawyer will build a strong case showing your present and expected future need for compensation for all your injury-related expenses and losses.
Get a Free Expert Advice and Help from Experienced St. Petersburg Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers
The Dennis Hernandez law firm is known throughout Florida for our success in helping accident victims get the full and fair compensation they deserve. Our St. Petersburg team helps people throughout Pinellas County get compensation that will enable them get on with their lives.
When you work with us, we guide you through every step of the legal process. We’ll gather thorough evidence showing who was at fault and should be held responsible. We’ll also gather evidence to demonstrate the total amount you need to fully compensate you for your current and future losses and expenses. We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf with the insurance company of the at-fault party, and we won’t back down or try to settle for less than the full amount you deserve.
At Dennis Hernandez, we’re always prepared to fight in court and win, if that’s what it takes to get you a fair result.
To find out more and get started on your case, call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page. Our expert advice and legal services are free until we win your case.