West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 57,500 delivery truck drivers and 28,490 driver/sales workers who also commonly drive delivery trucks in a recent year. Although smaller than other types of commercial trucks, these delivery trucks could weigh as much as 26,000 pounds GVW (gross vehicle weight) and could still inflict severe, catastrophic, or fatal injuries during a crash.
If you’re a delivery truck accident victim, whether as a driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, etc., do not hesitate to reach out to Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa for help. Our West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie delivery truck accident lawyer will work to ensure that your rights are protected and that you receive compensation for your accident-related losses.
Why Florida Delivery Truck Accidents Happen
Delivery truck drivers pick up, transport, and deliver packages within a local urban area or region. They can work in various industries, from delivering food products to restaurants or grocery stores to transporting all kinds of products to retail stores or job sites and working for package or mail courier services. What all delivery truck drivers have in common are the following:
- They’re usually on a very busy delivery schedule, so they must always stay on track to ensure that everything is delivered on time.
- Their job is physically taxing.
- They drive for long periods and have to do a lot of walking, carrying, and lifting when they load and unload cargo.
- They usually lack training, and most of them only have less than a month of on-the-job training.
- They deliver stuff in residential areas or busy city streets and are constantly exposed to pedestrians.
- They usually don’t have any choice but to double-park or park in busy streets, resulting in quick stops and putting other road users at risk.
Financial Compensation for Florida Delivery Truck Accident Victims
Lots of delivery truck accident victims bring legal actions for financial compensation to recover losses they’ve incurred due to the accident and their injuries. Injured victims could pursue economic losses, including medical expenses, lost earnings, and property damage, as well as non-economic losses, including pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement, or disability, among others.
What you need to know is that when delivery truck drivers get into accidents that result in injury to other people, it’s the companies that contract or employ them that you’ll seek compensation from. These companies are normally backed by lawyers and skilled insurance claims adjusters to keep payouts to injured victims at a minimum.
And although these companies usually insure their drivers, they, along with their insurance providers, will do all that they can to reduce your compensation or try to deny the merits of your injury claim.
Find Out What Our West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers Can Do For You
Injured in a delivery truck accident in Florida? Discussing the circumstances of the accident with our West Palm Beach and Port St. Lucie delivery truck accident lawyer will help you understand your legal rights, how much compensation you’re entitled to, and your possible sources of recovery.
Contact Rosenthal, Levy, Simon & Sosa and arrange your free consultation online or by calling our Port St. Lucie office at 772-878-3880 or West Palm Beach office at 561-478-2500.