Fort Lauderdale Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys
Florida law firm seeks payment for injuries stemming from Amazon, FedEx, UPS deliveries
Delivery trucks have been a regular part of American life for a century, but in the last few years there has been a dramatic increase in this traffic, particularly in residential areas. Whether the vehicle is making a delivery for FedEx, UPS, Amazon or a local restaurant, drivers are usually working on tight schedules and making frequent stops. In many cases, safety is overlooked. Moreover, drivers might not be familiar with the territory and operating their vehicle with one eye on their GPS, further increasing the likelihood of a crash. At Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A., we are Fort Lauderdale delivery truck accident lawyers who have substantial experience helping Florida clients maximize their compensation in vehicle collision claims.
Why are there so many delivery truck accidents in Fort Lauderdale?
The person behind the wheel of a delivery truck could be an Amazon, FedEx or UPS employee. Increasingly, services such as DoorDash, GrubHub and Uber Eats rely on contractors to make their deliveries. These drivers usually do not have anymore training than someone operating a passenger vehicle and might not be able to operate their vehicle safely under deadline pressure. While large trucks require commercial driver’s licenses, many companies now use vans or SUVs where a standard license will suffice. When big rigs are used, their size creates a hazard in heavy traffic or tight spaces. Collisions also frequently occur when a vehicle is in the truck driver’s blind spot.
Common injuries from delivery truck accidents
Any auto accident is capable of causing a serious injury, and the size and weight of a truck increases the risk of harm. Whether you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, whiplash, a back injury, broken bones or any other type of medical aliment as a result of the collision, you can count on us to collect the necessary medical evidence to support your claim. Our firm also handles wrongful death actions stemming from fatal crashes involving delivery vehicles.
Who is liable for a delivery truck accident in Fort Lauderdale?
Various parties could be legally responsible when a delivery truck triggers a vehicle collision, such as:
- Delivery companies, such as Amazon, FedEx and UPS
- Contractors working for services such as DoorDash and Uber Eats
- Vehicle manufacturers
We don’t back down against tough opponents and make sure that clients don’t accept weak settlement offers from defendants.
Proving negligence in delivery truck accident cases
Every driver on the road has a duty of care to operate their vehicle safely in order to protect others around them. Employers might also be held liable for the actions of their workers if an accident occurs. We conduct thorough investigations to identify the parties who have breached their legal duty to act in a reasonably prudent matter. When this breach is the proximate cause of a victim’s injury, our firm seeks appropriate damages. Exactly how this process goes depends on the particular situation. In some cases, proving negligence requires consulting with an accident reconstruction expert. Other times, the crash might be attributed to a company’s failure to train or supervise its drivers properly.
Damages you can pursue for a Fort Lauderdale delivery truck accident
There are various types of compensable damages that can be awarded as part of a delivery truck accident claim. Compensation is available for economic and noneconomic harm resulting from the collision. Specific economic damages can include reimbursement for medical bills, physical therapy, property damage and income lost while the victim is unable to work due to injuries suffered in the accident. The effect that the plaintiff’s medical condition has on their ability to earn income in the future is also compensable. Noneconomic damages are designed to address negative effects of an accident that do not have a specific momentary cost, such as pain and suffering, mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
How long do you have to file a delivery truck accident claim in Fort Lauderdale?
In most cases, Floridians have two years from the date of an injury to file a lawsuit against the liable parties. Unfortunately, delivery truck accident victims who wait too long might not be able to secure the payment they deserve. Many drivers change jobs frequently, and evidence becomes more difficult to gather with each passing day. You should reach out to our Fort Lauderdale truck accident lawyers immediately if you were hurt in a collision involving a delivery vehicle.
Contact a Broward County lawyer for a free consultation about a delivery truck accident case
Fazio, DiSalvo & Abers, P.A. advocates for South Florida clients who have been hurt in crashes involving delivery vehicles. To set up a free consultation regarding your case, please call (954) 463-0585 or contact us online today. Our office is in Fort Lauderdale.