With e-commerce, there are more delivery trucks on the road today than at any other time. Crashes involving two major carriers, UPS and FedEx, have gone up substantially since 2012. UPS crashes are up 38 percent, and FedEx accidents have risen 254.5 percent.
If you or your loved one suffered injuries in a delivery truck accident through no fault of your own, you might be entitled to compensation for your medical care and other losses. At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we use our decades of experience to help delivery truck accident victims receive compensation and closure for their injuries. Contact our Gulfport personal injury lawyers today by calling (228) 872-8752.
Knowledgeable in state and federal trucking laws; and
In possession of the resources necessary to take on even the most prominent commercial carriers.
You deserve excellent representation in your delivery truck accident case. Contact Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC today and schedule your complimentary delivery truck accident claim review.
How an Experienced Delivery Truck Accident Attorney Can Help
The experienced Gulfport delivery truck accident attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC will meet with you, review your claim, advise you of your legal options, and begin building a trial-ready case for your delivery truck accident claim.
Building the strongest case possible on your behalf involves the following:
Obtaining witness statements, CCTV footage, and photographic evidence;
Getting police accident reports;
Gathering your medical documents;
Hiring needed experts;
Determining liability for your accident;
Reviewing any of the truck driver log books, truck maintenance records, trucking company books and safety records, and insurance coverage(s); and
Requesting drug and alcohol test results to learn if intoxication was a factor in the accident.
At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we will negotiate aggressively outside of court to settle your delivery truck accident claim. If this is impossible, we are litigators and are unafraid to move forward with a trial. To learn more about the claims process and options for settlement and trial, call our office in Gulfport.
Delivery Trucks and Common Carriers
Delivery trucks are separate from their larger commercial truck counterparts but much larger and heavier than passenger vehicles. An average passenger vehicle weighs approximately 3,000 pounds, while a delivery truck can weigh as much as 26,000 pounds.
Types of delivery trucks are:
Flatbed trucks; and
Common carriers using delivery trucks in the United States are:
United Parcel Service (UPS);
UPS is the largest shipping carrier in North America, with FedEx being the second largest.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
The causes of delivery truck accidents are the same for any commercial driver or trucking company due to tight schedules, oversized loads, and demands placed on both the drivers and the trucks. Causes of delivery truck accidents include, but are not limited to:
Improper or inadequate training;
Poor vehicle maintenance;
Tires and lighting system violations;
Speeding and risky maneuvers;
Driving in inclement weather;
Improper cargo loading or overloading; and
Driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
When delivery truck drivers and their companies are liable for your injuries, you need a legal team that can hold them accountable and prevent similar accidents from happening in the future. Our attorneys at Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC can help you accomplish this.
Contact a Delivery Truck Accident Attorney in Gulfport
At Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC, we stay up-to-date on delivery truck litigation and will make your case a priority. Your claim deserves to take precedence and not get lost in the shuffle. Call Haug, Farrar & Franco, PLLC for the individualized legal attention you and your claim need today.