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Accidents With Delivery Trucks

Delivery trucks are everywhere, especially since consumers started relying on online retailers. While Whitestone Bridge has fewer restrictions than Throgs Neck Bridge, you should not be surprised if you encounter a truck. Considering the pressure and demand for prompt delivery, drivers experience stress. Worsening matters, some drivers do not have much experience driving delivery trucks. With all of these factors, there can be special legal issues if you have been involved in a car accident with a delivery truck.

Employers who hire drivers should be sure the drivers are capable and well trained. The trucks should be properly maintained for driving safety. The employers can be held liable if they make unreasonable demands for deliveries, or if they do not provide their drivers with rest periods. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to collect damages from the employer’s insurance.

Driver Liability

The extent of the driver’s fault includes examining his behavior. His liability can include such factors as distracted driving, driving while impaired, or speeding. The driver can also have fallen asleep due to operating the truck for too many hours in a row.

Manufacturer Liability

If there are manufacturing defects in the truck itself, or in its parts or tires, the manufacturer may be held liable.

Maintenance Company Liability

If the maintenance company has not properly serviced the truck, the maintenance provider may be held liable.

Accident Investigation

Similar to any other car accident, an accident involving a delivery truck requires prompt investigation. Your New York auto accident lawyer can obtain medical records, police reports, and any other relevant documents.

It is crucial to act promptly in retaining experienced car accident lawyers who can investigate the accident and liability issues so that the actors at-fault are found liable.

An accident with a delivery truck can be quite serious. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, you should contact a qualified and experienced personal injury accident lawyer. Do not take chances with your legal rights. Whether you need immediate assistance, solid advice, or want to know your options, call the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, P.C. at 718-796-7900. We will be happy to talk with you about your situation.

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