Delivery Truck Accidents
While most people are currently trying to stay home as much as possible during the COVID-19 crisis, there is still traffic on the roads, as essential employees need to get to work, and families need groceries. One of the most common types of vehicles we can see driving around town is delivery trucks. People are ordering packages online on a regular basis, and the shelves of our grocery stores still need to be stocked. For this reason, delivery drivers are still working hard.
Delivery trucks have to reach homes in residential areas, as well as our neighborhood stores. Commercial drivers have to navigate roads with cars lining the streets and families potentially playing outside. Even though the trucks are not traveling at highway speeds, they can still cause serious damage and injuries when they collide with another car or pedestrian.
Truck Accident Liability
Whether you were hit by a smaller box truck delivering Amazon packages or a large semi-truck stocked with foodstuffs and beverages, the insurance claims process following a delivery truck accident can be complicated. First, you must determine what caused the accident, which might include:
- Driver negligence
- Negligence on the part of the trucking company
- Cargo-loading errors
If a driver was negligent, you can generally hold the driver’s employer liable for your losses. Some companies might claim drivers are independent contractors to try to avoid liability, which can make the claim process more difficult. However, the right attorney can identify who should be liable and file the necessary claims against individuals or corporations.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Boca Raton Right Away
The law firm of Glotzer & Kobren is helping people injured during the coronavirus crisis. Contact us online or call 561.361.8677 for a free case evaluation with an experienced Boca Raton truck accident attorney. We are still working for our clients and ready to help.