Matadores Law

Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

The consequence of a collision between a delivery truck and another vehicle or pedestrian can be devastating. As unfortunate as it is, these crashes have become ever increasingly common due to the fact that thousands of packages are delivered to homes and businesses every day in Los Angeles, California. Nearly all those packages are transported by a delivery truck or van of different makes, models, and sizes.

Unfortunately, some delivery truck drivers have little to no training on driving safety. They are often under pressure to make deliveries on time and deliver their loads quickly pushing themselves and their delivery vehicles too far.

In 2020 the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that over 1.4 million people work as delivery truck drivers all over the country. While delivery trucks range in size and shape, some delivery vehicles have up to 26,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight and can cause severe damage if involved in an accident.

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    Why Hire Matadores Law For Your Delivery Truck Crash Claim?

    Delivery trucks, such as box trucks, package cars or package vans are used by many delivery companies, including FedEx, UPS, Amazon, and DHL, to deliver packages throughout Los Angeles. However, delivery trucks are a danger to both motorists and pedestrians because of the severe injuries and deaths they can cause. Pedestrians are at risk of being hit while standing on the curb or crossing the street due to the high volume of trucks driving through the Los Angeles area.

    If you have been injured in an accident with an amazon van, Ups truck or Fed Ex truck, liability may be an issue. Hiring a Los Angeles delivery truck accident lawyer can help you take on large, well-funded law firm defense teams that work for the trucking companies. We work tirelessly to get you the best possible results.

    At Matadores Law, we can help by:

    • Comprehensive Investigation: Our delivery truck accident lawyers will conduct a comprehensive investigation on your behalf, beginning at or near the scene of the accident. Evidence is critical to your legal case, and our experienced lawyers know where to look and what to look for when investigating the accident scene.
    • Understanding Regulations: Commercial motor vehicles, truck drivers, and trucking companies are subject to additional regulations and rules. There are regulations set in place by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations which regulates and provides oversight of commercial motor vehicles.
    • Support During the Legal Process: We will answer all your questions regarding your accident and inform you of the legal process involved with your injury claim.
    • If negotiations are not reached, then proceed to trial: We will fight to get you the maximum compensation you deserve.

    Matadores Law can help you with your claim against the delivery truck driver or trucking company. Our Los Angeles delivery truck accident attorneys are here to help.

    Delivery Truck Companies in Los Angeles

    1. Some of the Delivery Truck Companies in Los Angeles include:

    • – Amazon or Amazon Fresh
    • – UPS
    • – USPS
    • – DHL vans
    • – Fed Ex
    • – United Van Rentals
    • – SMEX 24/7
    • – Expedited Freight
    • – Reliable Couriers
    • – Ryder
    • – Food delivery such as Uber eats or Doordash
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    Common Causes of Collisions with Delivery Trucks

    Here are just a few common causes of delivery truck collisions in LA:

    • Distracted Driving: Distracted driving is a major problem with all drivers. This can be a driver checking their text or eating behind the wheel. It can result in reckless driving by the driver and major injuries to bystanders.
    • Inadequate Driver Training: Delivery trucking companies frequently pay new drivers to take trucking courses and then immediately put them on the road after they finish the course. Additionally, new hires are paid significantly less per mile than their more experienced counterparts. They aren’t equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to operate delivery trucks, particularly in inclement weather safely.
    • Fatigued Drivers: Some delivery drivers may become fatigued while working due to time constraints. Dropping off packages and spending a lot of time behind the wheel can leave drivers exhausted and even sleepy. Operating under such conditions can be a recipe for disaster.
    • Mechanical Issues: Regular servicing and maintenance of delivery vehicles are necessary to keep them on the road safely. If not done so, it can lead to failure of the van or truck and consequently result in an accident.

    Types of Truck Accident Crashes

    Accidents with delivery trucks can happen in a variety of different ways. The most common type of accidents with delivery trucks include:

    • Wide Turn Accidents: In order to make a right turn, delivery truck drivers need to swerve slightly to the left to give themselves enough room to make the turn. If the driver is not aware of traffic behind and to the side of him or her before proceeding, it can lead to an accident.
    • T-Bone Accidents: These types of accidents occur when one driver runs a red light or fails to yield at a crosswalk, causing two vehicles to collide and form a “T” shape.
    • Head-on Collisions: Head-on collisions with delivery trucks can be devastating and deadly for other vehicles.
    • Jackknife Accidents: This occurs when a truck is traveling at a high rate of speed, and an abrupt maneuver is performed because the driver did not anticipate the road or road hazards that were in front of him or her at the time of the accident. Trucks that jackknife often result in a rollover accident because the trailer is thrown to the side.

    Most Common Injuries Suffered After A Delivery Truck Accident

    Injuries resulting from a delivery truck accident are often severe. Victims who survive delivery truck accidents often have life-altering injuries that take years or decades to heal.

    Delivery truck accidents commonly result in the following types of injuries: 

    • • Back and Neck Injuries
    • • Broken Bones
    • • Traumatic Brain Injury
    • • Internal Injuries
    • • Lacerations or Bruising
    • • Rib and Torso Injuries
    • • Wrongful Death 
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    What Compensation Am I Entitled To After A Collision With A Box Truck?

    It is critical to know what damages you are entitled to before pursuing legal action. Victims of delivery truck accidents in Los Angeles, California, are entitled to compensation for economic and non-economic losses resulting from the collision.

    Economic damages are those that correspond to a measurable financial loss incurred as a result of the accident. Economic damages include:

    • • Medical expenses, past and future
    • • Lost wages
    • • Property repair or replacement costs

    Non-economic damages are intended to compensate crash victims for intangible losses and can include:

    • • Pain and suffering
    • • Psychological distress
    • • Loss of companionship
    • • Scarring and disfigurement
    • • Reduced quality of life

    Some victims may also be eligible for punitive damages, which are awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter offenders from committing the same offences in the future. If your small truck accident case qualifies for punitive damages, the delivery truck accident lawyers at Matadores Law will let you know.

    Schedule A Free Consultation With A Truck Accident Attorney

    If you’ve been struck by a delivery truck in Los Angeles, you must hold the responsible parties such as the driver or the trucking company, liable. Our delivery truck accident attorneys will do their best to obtain the maximum recovery for your injuries. Our commitment to our clients has always been and will always be to strive for the best possible results.

    Call our Los Angeles lawyers at 323.402.1000 or contact us for a free, zero (0) obligation case review. Remember that we work on a contingency basis. If you don’t win, you don’t pay us anything.

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