Delivery Truck Accidents
Truck Accident Attorneys Serving Raleigh & North Carolina
Commercial trucks are among the largest and most dangerous vehicles on our road, and they have an elevated potential for causing devastating and deadly wrecks – especially when drivers and companies fail to abide by the law or take reasonable steps to ensure public safety. Fortunately, victims of preventable accidents and families who lose loved ones in fatal crashes have the right to seek justice and compensation for their losses. At Edwards Kirby, our award-winning legal team is prepared to help clients protect that right.
Edwards Kirby is a leading personal injury law firm that has cultivated a reputation for success. If you or someone you love has been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck or an auto accident involving any delivery-based service, our renowned trial lawyers are here to help you fight for the financial recovery you deserve. Having fought for the injured and the wronged for over 25 years, we know how to take on even the most powerful insurance companies and corporate defendants.
Discuss your potential case during a FREE consultation. Call (919) 335-7005 or contact us online to get speak with a Raleigh truck accident lawyer.
Delivery Trucks & Preventable Accidents
Delivery trucks come in many shapes and sizes, but are often larger vehicles which are slower to stop, more difficult to maneuver, and more likely to cause serious accidents than standard passenger vehicles. With delivery-based services becoming more common throughout the country, companies that depend on commercial delivery vehicles or their own fleets of delivery trucks are also under increasing pressure to hire more drivers and transport more goods as quickly as possible. This profit-driven agenda and other failures to abide by the law can create a recipe for disaster.
Common causes of preventable delivery truck accidents include:
- Inexperienced, overworked, and improperly trained drivers
- Poor oversight, hiring, and retention policies of delivery companies
- Driver negligence and moving violations, including speeding and running red lights
- Drugged and drunk driving accidents
- Drowsy and fatigued driving and hours-of-service (HOS) violations
- Failures to maintain trucks and vehicles in proper working order
- Overloaded trucks and loose or fallen cargo
- Defective commercial vehicles, faulty auto parts, and truck defects
Damages & Victims’ Rights
The repercussions of negligence and risk-heightening factors can be devastating for victims and their families. That includes elevated risks of victims suffering injuries, including fatal and catastrophic injuries, as well as extensive damages that take the form of:
- Costly medical bills and future medical needs
- Lost wage and future income
- Disability, disfigurement, and long-term impairment
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional pain and suffering, including mental anguish and loss of quality of life
- Emotional injuries suffered by family members of catastrophically injured victims
- Emotional and financial damages incurred as the result of wrongful death
Because the law classifies most delivery drivers as employees, the companies for which they work can be held liable for damages caused by drivers and other employees whose cause preventable accidents during the course of their employment. This includes not only driving a delivery truck, but also ensuring drivers are properly screened and trained when hired, employees are properly disciplined or released based on their records, vehicles are properly maintained and kept in working order, and many other legal obligations designed to ensure public safety.
Fighting for Full Compensation
While victims may have the right to hold delivery companies accountable for causing them avoidable injuries and losses, no victim should expect that full and fair compensation is guaranteed or automatically awarded. That’s due in large part to the fact that corporations and insurance companies which defend against these cases are intent on protecting their own financial interests, and on disputing, denying, and refusing to pay victims what they rightfully deserve.
By working with experienced personal injury lawyers like those at Edwards Kirby, victims can effectively “level the playing field” with powerful insurers and corporate defendants. Our attorneys have the resources required of these challenging and high stakes cases, as well as the insight to guide victims and families step by step through the process. Our goal in any personal injury or wrongful death case is to fight for the full compensation our clients deserve – and it’s an objective we passionately pursue.
Have Questions? Learn How Edwards Kirby Can Fight for You.
Edwards Kirby is led by former U.S. Senator John Edwards and David Kirby, two nationally recognized trial lawyers who have dedicated their careers to fighting for the injured and the wronged. Together with our caring and compassionate legal team, our attorneys work aggressively to provide clients with the bold and unwavering voices they need when seeking justice in the civil judicial system, and the ability to secure the best possible outcomes. We care about our clients and their futures, and go above and beyond when guiding them through difficult times.
If you have a potential case involving a preventable commercial delivery truck accident or any motor vehicle accident involving a delivery-based service provider (such as GrubHub, food or grocery delivery services, and others), the time to take action is now. Edwards Kirby is standing by to help, and is available to review your case anywhere in the state of North Carolina.
Call (919) 335-7005 or complete an online case evaluation form to learn how our firm can fight for you.