Imagine you are a delivery truck driver. The more packages you deliver, the more you get paid (or the more profit your company makes). Plus, the sooner you get done with your route, the sooner you can get home to your family.
Would you always drive safely and obey the law? Or, would you cut corners to save a few seconds here and there?
Unfortunately, as truck accident lawyers serving the greater Houston area, we know the realities all too well. Delivery truck drivers frequently rush through their routes – often under pressure from their employers to do so – and in doing so they put other drivers, passengers and pedestrians at risk for serious accident-related injuries. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a delivery truck accident, we will fight to win the compensation you deserve.
We handle all types of delivery truck accident claims throughout Houston. This includes claims against DHL Express, Federal Express (FedEx), United Parcel Service (UPS), and the United States Postal Service (USPS). We are also available to represent clients who have been injured and had loved ones killed by:
As you might expect, accidents involving these types of vehicles are often the result of driver negligence. Not only are delivery truck drivers often on tight deadlines, but their vehicles are big, heavy, difficult to maneuver and often have limited visibility as well. As a result, mistakes such as speeding, failing to yield, distracted driving (such as texting or talking on the phone) and failing to brake are all common causes of delivery truck accidents.
Following an accident involving a delivery truck, there are important steps you need to try to take as soon as possible. For example, you should report the accident to the police, and you should record as much information as you can about the vehicle that hit you. This includes the name of the company on the side of the truck.
While truck drivers are frequently to blame, in many cases their employers will share in the fault as well. Employers are generally responsible for the acts of their employees, and from inadequately maintaining their trucks to pushing drivers to work too quickly or take on too many hours, there are many other issues that can justify compensation claims against the truck driver’s employer. Filing a claim against the delivery company will generally be your best bet for securing just compensation.
When you contact us about your accident, we will walk you through all of the steps you need to take to protect your legal rights.
For more information about what to do after a delivery truck accident, contact our offices to request a free consultation with a Houston truck attorney. We want to hold the responsible parties accountable, and we want to win maximum compensation for your losses. Get started with your claim – call (800) 489-2216 or contact us online today.
Don’t let your rights be jeopardized.