Delivery Truck Dangers
Delivery truck drivers may work unfamiliar routes under tight schedules, which can lead to aggressive or distracted driving. The truck accident lawyers of Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. know what to look for when investigating and preparing truck accident cases for settlement or trial.
Big rig truck accidents on the highway get a lot of media attention because they often cause serious injuries and fatalities and sometimes involve many other vehicles. However, other types of truck accidents can be equally dangerous.
Delivery trucks, for example, are more and more common on our roads. Companies like UPS and FedEx have benefited from the trend of internet shopping and their vehicles on our roads are proof of their success. But they also pose unique and serious hazards.
Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents in Pennsylvania
While big rigs spend most of their miles on the highway, delivery trucks are more often on local roads where they interact with other cars, bikers, and pedestrians. Drivers are required to deliver packages quickly and sometimes rush from stop to stop. They may also be distracted while looking for the next house or business for delivery. And the routes that these drivers follow and the stops that they make may change each day, which can enhance the danger that they present to others.
Liability for Delivery Truck Accidents
The delivery truck driver and/or the delivery company that employs that driver may be liable for damages caused in an accident. An experienced truck accident lawyer will thoroughly investigate your case and determine the cause of the accident. Your damages may include compensation for past and future medical costs, rehabilitation costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, and pain and suffering. Your truck accident lawyer will work hard to provide you with a fair and equitable settlement for your delivery truck accident injuries.
As skilled Erie injury lawyers who have helped injured clients and their families with truck accident cases, we understand how to evaluate these cases and can help you obtain the funds necessary to pay for medical care, for lost wages, and to make up for other losses.
Call the Erie truck accident lawyers at Purchase, George & Murphey, P.C. today, toll free at 814-273-2010, to schedule your free and confidential consultation.