Winter Haven Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Online shopping has become very popular in Winter Haven and throughout Florida and the U.S. Nationally, almost 15% of all retail purchases are now made online, and Florida is one of the leading states for internet shopping.
All of this online shopping means that the number of packages being delivered to people’s doors – and a great need for delivery trucks to get them there – is rapidly increasing. Unfortunately, delivery trucks are prone to getting into accidents, since drivers are under pressure from their employers to work more quickly than is safe. They may speed, drive while dangerously drowsy, look at their phones while driving, and engage in other negligent and dangerous driving behaviors.
If you have been a victim of a delivery truck accident due to this negligent driving, you may be suffering from physical injuries, mental anguish and financial losses. Truck accident injuries can be very serious and may have long-term effects on your health, quality of life, ability to work, and family relationships.
Fortunately, Florida law recognizes the many difficulties accident victims face and gives you the right to seek substantial compensation from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. An experienced Dennis Hernandez Winter Haven truck accident lawyer can help you understand how this law relates to your accident and advise you on what steps to take to get the financial compensation you deserve.
Call us today at 855-529-3366 or fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page to get expert legal advice on your Winter Haven delivery truck accident case.
What Causes Delivery Truck Accidents in Winter Haven, Florida?
Delivery truck drivers often have quotas for how many packages they must deliver per day. These job requirements keep them working at a frantic pace. Safety is often sacrificed for speed. Accidents occur due to negligence related to several factors, including:
Delivery truck drivers are often required to work long shifts. They may not have time to take rest breaks, even when they are so tired that they are in danger of falling asleep at the wheel. Fatigue also slows down drivers’ reaction times and impairs their ability to pay attention to the road. It’s no wonder that drowsy drivers are three times more likely to get into accidents.
Distracted driving is a cause of many serious delivery truck accidents. If a driver going 55 mph looks at something other than the road for only five seconds, they will travel the length of a football field without being aware of what is going on around them. Delivery truck drivers can be distracted by looking for addresses on houses, texting on their phones, eating or drinking while driving, looking at their navigation apps, reading work-related emails or papers, or doing anything else that takes their attention away from the road.
There’s a shortage of delivery truck drivers, so delivery companies may have to hire drivers who don’t have much or any experience driving delivery vans or large trucks. Some companies may not conduct proper training. Poorly trained and inexperienced delivery truck drivers can lose control of their trucks.
If you were injured in an accident caused by a delivery driver’s negligent driving, you can seek substantial compensation from the driver’s insurance company. A Dennis Hernandez Winter Haven delivery truck accident lawyer can help you get the maximum compensation that the law provides. Fill in the FREE CASE EVALUATION form on this page or contact us at 855-529-3366 to get started on your case.
What Are Common Injuries Caused by Winter Haven Delivery Truck Crashes?
Common injuries from these crashes include traumatic brain injuries, fractures, lacerations, internal organ injuries, spinal cord injuries, slipped discs, injuries to extremities that could require amputations, burns, and injuries to the back, neck, and shoulder. These injuries may require ongoing medical care and cause permanent scarring, other disfigurement, and/or disabilities.
The Dennis Hernandez truck accident lawyers are dedicated to obtaining compensation for delivery truck crash victims that will cover both their current and future injury-related medical needs, as well as pain, suffering and other losses. Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill in the contact form on our website for a free legal advice from an experienced Winter Haven delivery truck accident lawyer.
How Much Can You Receive in Compensation for Delivery Truck Accident Injuries?
If you have been seriously injured in a truck accident caused or partially caused by someone else’s negligence, Florida law gives you the right to bring a claim for damages against the negligent driver. The amount of compensation you may be entitled for damages varies depending on things such as how serious your injuries are, the kinds of medical treatment and care you need, and your ability to function and to work.
Generally speaking, accident victims who are seriously injured are entitled to compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages they have already experienced, are presently enduring and are likely to experience in the future, including:
- Income lost because you have to work fewer hours, take a job that pays less than the one you had before the accident, or are not able to work at all.
- Medical expenses from emergency treatment, hospital stays, doctor visits, diagnostic tests, medication, surgery, and other procedures.
- Care and treatment, including therapies, rehabilitative care, assistive devices, and home health care.
- Disabilities and disfigurement.
- Physical pain and suffering.
- Mental anguish, depression, anxiety, and PTSD.
- Decreased ability to enjoy life.
- Your family’s loss of your companionship and assistance.
- Other damages recoverable under Florida law.
The truck accident lawyers at Dennis Hernandez will enumerate all the damages you have suffered and may continue to experience in the future and gather and present the evidence needed to demonstrate your need for maximum compensation.
Get Help from an Experienced Winter Haven Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer Today
Our experienced truck accident lawyers look forward to helping you get the compensation you need and deserve. We’ve been helping people like you for more than a quarter of a century and have recovered settlements and jury verdicts as high as $15 million for our clients.
As your lawyers, we will put our experience, skill and resources to work fighting for the substantial compensation you deserve. We will investigate the crash and use our identify all the parties who might be held responsible for your injuries. In addition to the delivery truck driver, these may include the truck’s owner, the company whose merchandise the truck was carrying, the truck’s manufacturer, and the people or companies that maintained and repaired the delivery truck.
We will then gather proof of negligence and evidence demonstrating your full need for compensation for your present and future medical care, lost income, and suffering. We will negotiate aggressively with the negligent party or parties’ insurance company and be well prepared to fight and win in court if that’s what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve.
We will keep you informed of all progress on your case and never settle for less than the full amount you deserve. At Dennis Hernandez, we fight for justice and we never back down!
Call us at 855-529-3366 or fill in the contact form on our website to get started on your Winter Haven delivery truck accident case. Our expert legal advice and services are free until you win your case.