Ontario Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Increased Traffic Puts Motorists at Risk of Serious Ontario Delivery Truck Accidents
Even if you do not frequently shop on internet marketplaces, you know how the online ordering and delivery industry has exploded in recent years. Statistics indicate that Amazon alone delivered more than 4 billion packages in the US in 2020, a 127 percent increase over 2019. UPS reports delivering approximately 5.5 billion packages every year, at a rate of around 21 million per day. As supply rises to meet demand, you will notice a huge spike in the number of delivery trucks, step vans, box trucks, walk-ins, USPS trucks, and related vehicles. This is especially true in Southern California’s Inland Empire, a major trucking industry hub. Due to their role in supplying the nation, delivery truck accidents occur at an alarming rate.
Attorneys at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. are active members of The Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys, the largest association of plaintiff attorneys specializing in commercial truck accidents, and have extensive experience fighting for victims in motor vehicle accidents, including those caused by negligent delivery drivers. You can trust our team to pursue all potential parties, so please contact our firm to speak to an Ontario delivery truck accident lawyer. We are happy to set up a free consultation to discuss details, though some general information is useful.
How Liability Works in Delivery Truck Crash Cases
Regardless of the specific underlying causes, motor vehicle accidents occur because of driver carelessness. In legal terms, the theory of liability known as negligence applies. You must prove that you were hurt because the delivery truck driver failed to exercise reasonable care behind the wheel. Examples include speeding, running red lights, or failure to yield right of way. Plus, the design of delivery trucks could be a factor in driver negligence. Many of these vehicles are set up for right-side driving instead of having the steering and pedals on the left, at times leading to confusion.
The legal process after a delivery truck crash starts by filing an insurance claim, and it’s possible that you could reach a compensation settlement. However, insurers are typically unwilling to pay a fair amount because it affects their bottom line. If the company refuses or denies your claim, you will need to file a lawsuit in court.
Victims Can Recover Monetary Damages
Whether you settle your insurance claim or go through litigation, you may qualify to obtain two types of compensation after a delivery truck accident:
- Economic Damages: The category includes your tangible, definite losses that can be expressed in a dollar figure. You could recover from medical costs, such as surgery, hospitalization, physical therapy, rehab services, and pain medications. Lost wages also fall under the umbrella of economic damages if you were unable to work.
- Noneconomic Damages: Some losses you sustain are not defined by an exact amount, though you certainly endure agonizing hardship. This class of damages is often referred to as pain and suffering, but may also include:
- Emotional distress;
- Scarring and disfigurement;
- Losses that impact your relationships with a spouse, children, and loved ones; and,
- Diminished quality of life-related to your injuries.
Challenges in Delivery Truck Collision Claims
These crashes can lead to massive injuries and devastation, but there are additional reasons that they are complicated. Our Ontario delivery truck accident attorneys at Caruso Law Offices, P.C. are prepared to address the following:
- The employer-employee relationship impacts delivery truck collisions, so you might need to pursue the delivery truck company. It is possible to recover damages if you can prove that the delivery truck driver was acting within the scope of employment when the accident occurred.
- Besides the driver’s seat is on the opposite side, there are additional design issues that make crashes more likely. The length impacts visibility and makes them more difficult to navigate, particularly in busy streets. They also lack some of the safety features that are required on larger trucks by federal regulation.
- Though the process is the same in the sense that you will initially file an insurance claim, keep in mind that the coverage amounts are much higher than an individual policy. Knowing they could be paying out substantial damages, insurance companies assign delivery truck accident claims to their most experienced employees. These individuals conduct thorough investigations, trying to find reasons to deny your claim.
Count on Our Ontario Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers for Legal Assistance
For more information on how we support injured victims and their families, please contact Caruso Law Offices, P.C. Whether you choose to consult with us by phone or in person at our Ontario office, the consultation is always free. You can reach an Ontario delivery truck accident attorney by calling (909) 937-4480 or visiting our website.
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