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Accidents With Delivery Trucks

Philadelphia car accident lawyers help victims injured in accidents with delivery trucks.Delivery trucks have become ubiquitous on roads as more people shop online. Due to the prevalence of online shopping retailers, reliance on delivery trucks has increased. Due to the high demand and pressure to deliver goods promptly, drivers of the delivery trucks are under great stress. Some delivery truck drivers have very little experience in driving these vehicles or making deliveries at all. Many have reported making several deliveries a day to meet demand and earn adequate income. An accident involving a delivery truck may present unique legal issues.

Delivery truck employers should ensure that they are hiring capable drivers, training them adequately, and providing them with well-maintained and functional delivery trucks. They can be held liable if they are not paying them adequately or are making unreasonable delivery demands. Plaintiffs may be able to access the employer’s liability and vehicle insurance to collect damages.

Delivery Truck Driver Liability

When investigating a case involving delivery trucks, an examination of the driver’s behavior is considered to determine the extent of their fault. Proof that the driver was speeding, was driving under the influence of alcohol, or was inattentive or texting will attach liability against the driver. The driver’s contributory negligence will be used to calculate the amount of damages the driver is individually liable for.

Manufacturer Liability

If it is found that the delivery truck itself was defectively manufactured causing the accident, the manufacturer of the truck may be found liable.  Manufacturers of the truck’s tires or parts may also be found liable.

Maintenance Company Liability

If the cause of the accident is due to improper service by the maintenance company involved, liability may be found against the maintenance provider of the company.

Investigation of the Accident

Prompt investigation of the accident is vital to building a strong case on behalf of the injured. A thorough investigation involves obtaining relevant documents regarding the accident from police reports, as well as medical records.

Comparative Negligence

Pennsylvania, under its comparative negligence rule, allows plaintiffs to recover for their injuries when the defendant’s allocation of fault is at least 50 percent or greater. Therefore, it is crucial to act promptly in retaining experienced car accident lawyers who can investigate the accident and liability issues so that the actors at-fault are found liable.

Philadelphia Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Help Victims Injured in Delivery Truck Accidents

If you were injured in an accident with a delivery truck, the Philadelphia car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC can help. We will fight for your rights and obtain the compensation you rightfully deserve. Located in Philadelphia, Abington, and Media, Pennsylvania; Wilmington, Delaware; and Haddonfield, New Jersey, we serve clients from the surrounding areas.  For a free consultation, contact us online or call us at 215-569-8488.