Were You in a Delivery Truck Accident?
If you have been hurt in a delivery truck accident, the same negligence rules apply to your case as would in any other personal injury case. Your lawyer would need to prove that the driver acted unreasonably under the circumstances. This could include:
- Making an illegal turn to pull into a driveway or street to make a delivery
- Distracted driving because the delivery person was looking at a device to see where they were going
- Speeding because the driver was trying to make all of their deliveries on schedule
The delivery truck driver usually works for a company (unless they have been classified as an independent contractor). The company that employs them is responsible for all of their actions that happen during the scope of their employment. If their driver was negligent, you can hold both the driver and the company responsible. Even if the driver is an independent contractor, you may be able to sue the company on a negligent hiring ground.
Corporate defendants often have far larger insurance policies than individual drivers. In addition, they also have assets that can be used to satisfy judgments. Although you are entitled to payment for the actual damages that you have suffered, settlements with corporate defendants are larger because there is a greater ability to pay. However, the larger amount of the potential settlement heightens the need for an attorney to negotiate with an insurance company that does not want to pay for it.
Call a Casselberry & Oviedo Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident with a delivery truck, the Oviedo and Casselberry truck accident attorneys at Quattrochi & Torres are here to help. Call us today at 407.452.4918 or contact us online to get a free case evaluation.