Delivery trucks are commonly the cause of traffic accidents, as these trucks:
- Are regularly on the roadways
- Are often stopped with little to no warning
- May backup with little to no warning
- Are often double-parked
- Can significantly impede other drivers’ ability to see around them
- Can drop debris or boxes that cause other drivers to swerve or lose control of their cars.
In fact, even if the delivery truck itself is not involved in the collision, it can still be the cause of the accident due to some of the above-mentioned factors. In such cases, if any of the following types of negligence has played a role in causing the delivery truck accident, injured drivers will be entitled to compensation for their medical bills, lost wages, property damage and mental anguish:
- Truck drivers’ negligence, which can include speeding, failing to yield rights-of-way, cutting off other drivers or otherwise disobey traffic laws.
- Trucking company’s negligence, which may involve a trucking company failing to properly maintain its vehicles and/or failing to run background checks on its drivers.
- Vehicle equipment manufacturers’ negligence, which can include faulty or defective equipment, like brake systems or lane change indicators.
Delivery trucks that are commonly involved in traffic accidents include (but are not limited to):
- Food and beverage delivery trucks
- Furniture moving trucks
- Mail carrier trucks (including postal trucks, FedEx trucks, UPS trucks, etc.)
- Tool vendor trucks (such as Snap-On trucks)
St. Louis Delivery Truck Accident Lawsuits
The St. Louis truck accident lawyers at Brown & Brown Attorneys at Law have a long-standing commitment to serving our clients, and we are experienced at aggressively defending our clients’ rights in any legal setting. Our goal is to preserve and promote the rights and welfare of individuals and families who have suffered injuries and losses and/or who need help navigating through the complexities of the court system.
Since 1993, our lawyers have been successfully representing our clients in traffic accident cases, workers’ compensation cases, wrongful death cases, defective product and dangerous drug cases and various other areas of personal injury litigation. Our unwavering dedication to the pursuit of justice in every case we handle means that we will work relentlessly to help our clients achieve the best possible outcomes to their cases.
If you were involved in a delivery truck accident and are currently in need of a Missouri or Illinois truck accident lawyer, we encourage you to email us using the form at the right-hand side of the screen and/or to call us at (573) 333-3333 for our Missouri office or at (618) 888-8888 for our Illinois office. We offer free consultations.