Tampa Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
As more and more people order items online, the need for delivery trucks in the Tampa area keeps increasing. There are already more than 1,640,000 delivery truck drivers in the U.S., and that number is expected to increase rapidly every year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Unfortunately, with more delivery trucks on the roads in Tampa and throughout Florida, there are more delivery truck accidents. Delivery truck drivers are often fatigued and rushing to meet their employers’ delivery quotas. Speed gets prioritized over safe driving, with tragic results for accident victims.
If you were recently seriously injured in a crash with a delivery truck in Tampa or anywhere else in Florida, you may be entitled to receive substantial financial compensation for your injuries and losses. An experienced Dennis Hernandez Tampa truck accident lawyer can help you understand your rights under Florida law, advise you on your best option, and follow through with powerful representation if bringing a claim for damages against the truck driver is in your best interest.
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page for expert legal advice on your delivery truck accident case. Our advice and legal services are FREE to you until we WIN the full settlement or award you deserve.
How Common Are Delivery Truck Accidents?
Sadly, delivery truck accidents are quite common. Drivers typically drive long hours and often struggle to make deliveries fast enough to meet their employers’ quotas. The result is unsafe driving that can cause serious accidents.
According to data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year in the U.S. there are more than 3,801,000 accidents involving light trucks. More than 80% involve collisions with other motor vehicles. The other vehicles are usually cars but are sometimes motorcycles or other trucks. When the collision is with a car, the driver and passengers in the car have a higher risk of injury than the delivery truck driver, due to the greater size and weight of the truck.
If you were injured in a collision with a delivery truck, a Dennis Hernandez Tampa delivery truck accident lawyer can help you decide if you should pursue a claim against the parties who were at fault for your accident. If you are eligible, you could receive life-changing compensation for your injuries by pursuing a personal injury case.
How Much Compensation Can You Receive in Tampa for a Delivery Truck Accident?
If you were seriously injured in a delivery truck accident, you may be affected by your injuries for a long time, possibly for the rest of your life. If someone else was at fault for your accident, Florida law gives you the right to seek to hold them financially responsible for your injuries.
The compensation you receive can be substantial because it is meant to provide for both your current and future damages, such as injury-related expenses and losses. These damages include:
- Expenses for medical treatment, rehabilitation, and home care
- Lost income and diminished earning capacity
- Psychological distress
- Physical pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Your family’s loss of your support, guidance and companionship
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law
The Dennis Hernandez Tampa delivery truck accident legal team fights for the right of accident victims to get the full compensation they deserve. We know that if you’ve been injured in a delivery truck accident, you could be facing many difficulties, including financial hardship and are committed to helping you obtain the full, fair compensation you deserve.
Common Injuries Sustained in Tampa Delivery Truck Accidents
If you were seriously injured in a Tampa delivery truck accident, you are not alone. The serious injuries caused by these accidents include:
- Injuries to limbs and extremities. Legs, arms, hands and feet can be crushed in truck accidents.
- Neck injuries and back injuries. Herniated discs, cracked vertebrae and muscle or ligament strain can result from a truck collision and cause lifelong problems.
- Spinal cord injuries. The cells and nerves of the spinal cord can be damaged, causing partial or total paralysis.
- Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can result from the impact of a delivery truck collision. They can be life-threatening if not properly treated and can cause life-long mental and physical problems.
- Burn injuries. These injuries can leave permanent scars and affect your ability to engage in everyday activities.
- Broken ribs, hips, and other bones. Broken bones can cause pain and suffering as well as issues with mobility and functionality.
- Cuts and lacerations. Cuts and lacerations can leave permanent scars and can lead to serious infections.
Serious injuries often require long-term care and may cause permanent scarring, disfigurement, or disability. A Dennis Hernandez Tampa delivery truck lawyer can help you get the full, fair compensation you deserve by gathering evidence and building a strong case showing the full extent of the ways that your injuries affect you and your loved ones.
Common Causes of Tampa Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents in Tampa are often caused by negligence on the part of the driver, the driver’s employer, and/or the truck’s manufacturer. A delivery driver may, for example, be drowsy, distracted, speeding, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs. The delivery truck or its parts may be defective or improperly repaired or maintained. If the driver is not self-employed, the driver’s employer may also be held responsible for the accident.
Florida law gives you the right to seek compensation from all the people and/or companies whose negligence contributed to the accident. However, it can be difficult to figure out who all the negligent parties are and then present the evidence necessary for demonstrating negligence in your claim. That’s where the knowledge and skill of an experienced delivery truck accident lawyer is important.
You can rely on the Dennis Hernandez Tampa delivery truck accident lawyers to find the evidence necessary to build a strong case demonstrating negligence on all applicable parties’ part. We have the experience, knowledge, and resources to investigate your accident thoroughly, identify all the parties who may be held responsible for your injuries, and bring a compelling claim for damages against all liable parties.
Legal Help for Your Delivery Truck Accident Injuries Is Available Today in Tampa
When you have been injured in a delivery truck accident, you need good health care and time to recover. Filing a claim for damages, negotiating with insurance company representatives, and fighting for the compensation you deserve may seem much too difficult. Thankfully, you don’t have to do this alone. A Dennis Hernandez Tampa truck accident lawyer has the experience and skill to guide you successfully through the legal process and fight for your right to receive all the compensation that Florida law provides.
Our Tampa legal team will investigate the crash, identify all negligent parties, build a compelling case demonstrating their negligence and showing your need for full compensation, negotiate aggressively with the insurance company, and never stop advocating for you until you have the compensation you deserve. We will take the fight to the courtroom if the insurance company refuses to agree to a fair settlement.
At Dennis Hernandez, we never give in and we never back down!
We will be by your side throughout the entire legal process. Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION FORM on this page to get started on your case. Our expert advice and legal services are FREE until we WIN for you.