Were you or a loved one recently seriously injured in an accident that involved a delivery truck in Tampa or anywhere else in Florida? If so, you’re not alone. Delivery truck accidents have become increasingly more common in the past ten years. The popularity of online shopping, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, has led to more and more delivery trucks on Florida’s highways and residential streets throughout the Tampa Bay areas, and these trucks can be dangerous.
Unfortunately, delivery truck drivers are often overworked and dangerously fatigued. Their employers may pressure them to make more deliveries in less time. They may be distracted looking for addresses or examining their navigation system. Sometimes delivery truck drivers are inexperienced and poorly trained. For all these reasons, delivery truck drivers are at risk of making careless driving mistakes that can cause accidents.
Sometimes, instead of or in addition to the delivery driver’s negligence, there may be problems with the delivery truck. It could have a dangerous manufacturing defect, be improperly maintained, or have defective parts that cause or contribute to accidents.
If you or a family member has been seriously injured in an accident involving a delivery truck in which the driver’s and/or other parties’ negligence caused or partially caused the accident, you may be able to sue and obtain substantial compensation for the damages you have suffered. The Dennis Hernandez law firm has over 25 years of successful experience helping injured victims get the settlements and awards they deserve for their injuries. We will protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation for you and your family.
Who Can I Sue in Tampa After Being Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?
If you were seriously injured, the money you’d receive from your no-fault insurance carrier would not be nearly enough to cover all your medical expenses because there is a cap on how much you can receive. Also, you could not get anything at all through your no-fault insurance to compensate for your pain, suffering and other non-economic damages.
However, you may have a much better alternative. If you have certain kinds of serious injuries, Florida law gives you the right to file a claim or lawsuit against all the parties who were at fault for the accident. These may include the driver, employer, manufacturer, and/or repair personnel. If any of these people or companies made a negligent mistake (or if they intentionally did something harmful) that contributed to the accident occurring, they may be held financially responsible for your injuries.
By filing a lawsuit, you could seek compensation from their insurance companies for your pain and suffering and also higher compensation for your medical expenses and lost income than would be available through your no-fault carrier. To file a lawsuit for delivery truck accident negligence in Florida, it is highly recommended that you work with an experienced Florida delivery truck accident lawyer.
Delivery truck drivers are often responsible for accidents if they are speeding, fatigued, distracted, or impaired. A driver’s employer may be held liable because companies are often held financially responsible for what their employees do while they are on the job. In addition, the employer might have to pay compensation if it didn’t properly screen or train the driver. A manufacturer may be liable if there was a defect in the truck or its brakes or other parts. And the people who worked on the truck may be held liable if they didn’t properly maintain or repair it.
It’s important that you sue the right party or parties and that you can prove that they were negligent (or intentionally caused harm) and that their negligence was at least part of the reason for the delivery truck crash. A Dennis Hernandez delivery truck accident lawyer has the resources, knowledge of the law, and experience with the Florida legal system needed to investigate the accident, identify all the potentially responsible negligent parties, name them in a lawsuit, and demonstrate that they should be held accountable.
What a Dennis Hernandez Tampa Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
We have recovered many millions of dollars for our clients in Tampa and throughout Florida over the last quarter century. We have the experience, dedication, knowledge, expertise, and resources needed to get you all the compensation you deserve. And, unlike many other Florida personal injury lawyers, we are always well prepared to take the fight for your rights to the courtroom, if that’s what it takes to get you full, fair compensation. We will never agree to settle with an insurance company for a penny less than you deserve.
The sooner you get started on your Tampa delivery truck accident case, the better. Starting as soon as possible makes it easier to find witnesses and collect physical evidence of negligence. It will also give you a good cushion of time so that you don’t risk missing any of the deadlines for filing an accident injury lawsuit in Florida.
Our law firm has been fighting for the rights of accident victims in Tampa and throughout Florida for more than 25 years, led by our founder, Dennis Hernandez, a fifth-generation native of Tampa and a Harvard graduate. We now serve clients throughout the state of Florida, but our Tampa roots run deep. Our mission is to help our clients get the maximum compensation possible so that they can move on with their lives.
We invite you to contact us at 855-529-3366 or fill out the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page for compassionate, authoritative legal advice on your Florida truck accident case. Our expert legal advice and services are free until you win your case.