Davidson County Delivery Truck Accident Attorney
Massive delivery truck companies, such as Amazon, FedEx, UPS, and USPS, among others, have a reputation for delivering packages as quickly as possible. While prompt delivery is great, delivery truck drivers that engage in speeding or might be fatigued or untrained place innocent pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists’ lives at risk.
If you’ve suffered injuries or lost a loved one in a delivery truck accident, the Davidson County delivery truck accident attorneys at Raybin & Weissman are prepared to get you the compensation you deserve.
What Causes Davidson County Delivery Truck Accidents?
Delivery truck drivers have tight schedules and deadlines, so they are often pressured to break traffic laws, which puts pedestrians and other road users at risk for severe to life-threatening injuries. At Raybin & Weissman, our Davidson County delivery truck accident attorneys regularly handle delivery truck accidents that occur due to these negligent practices:
- Distracted driving involves doing anything that takes the delivery driver’s complete attention away from driving safely. It usually includes texting, eating, tinkering with the radio or GPS device, etc.
- All truck drivers must follow the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) hours of service regulations to prevent crashes from fatigued or drowsy driving. When a drowsy driver falls asleep at the wheel and causes a crash, the injured victims often suffer catastrophic or fatal injuries.
- Making sudden turns without signaling properly, which often leads to unsuspecting pedestrians getting hit in crosswalks.
- Backing up too quickly or failing to check what’s behind the truck, including pedestrians and other vehicles.
- Failure to engage the parking brake, which can lead to the delivery truck rolling away and hitting other people, property, and vehicles.
- Failure to properly secure cargo, which can result in packages falling from the delivery truck and landing on the road or onto another vehicle.
- Inexperienced or untrained delivery truck drivers.
- Lack of maintenance or defective trucks or truck components.
Determining Fault and Liability for A Delivery Truck Accident is Complex
While the law requires trucking companies to carry high insurance coverage limits for their delivery drivers and trucks, insurers will always prioritize their bottom line by reducing the value of an injury claim or denying claims altogether. The Davidson County delivery truck accident attorneys at Raybin & Weissman know how insurers and their legal teams operate and can effectively deal with them to make sure you receive maximum compensation for all your accident-related expenses.
Determining and proving fault and liability in a delivery truck accident can be challenging. But, our attorneys will identify all the negligent parties that contributed to or caused the crash, which can include one or more of the following parties:
- The delivery truck driver
- The truck owner
- The truck company
- The truck manufacturer
- The freight or cargo loader
- The company that services the delivery truck
Talk to Our Davidson County Delivery Truck Accident Attorney Today
Ultimately, multiple parties and insurance providers may be involved in a delivery truck accident claim. Fortunately, injured victims have the legal right to hold all the negligent parties liable for the injuries and losses they suffered. To learn how you can recover compensation for your damages after getting in a delivery truck accident, contact Raybin & Weissman today. Arrange your free consultation with our Davidson County delivery truck accident attorney by calling 615-256-6666 or reaching us online.