Delivery Vehicle Accidents
If you travel through South Florida on any given day, you will see many delivery vehicles hurtling from one destination to another. Common examples of delivery vehicles include FedEx, UPS, and DHL trucks, as well as vehicles belonging to the U.S. Postal Service and private couriers. Since these drivers typically work on tight schedules, they are often seen double-parked, racing through intersections, and trying to complete their routes as quickly as possible. Their careless actions can easily lead to devastating accidents that harm motorists, motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians. At the Law Offices of Adam Baron, our Naples truck accident lawyers are ready to help you pursue the settlement or the judgment that you deserve if you have been hurt due to a delivery vehicle driver’s carelessness.Bringing a Negligence Claim Based on a Delivery Vehicle Accident in South Florida
The first step in seeking compensation for a delivery vehicle accident is to show that the driver of the truck in question acted negligently. Negligence is a legal term that describes the standard of care that anyone in Florida is expected to use behind the wheel on a regular basis. In addition to taking the precautions that a reasonable person would take, a commercial driver also will need to comply with any rules or regulations specific to his or her job. These may include limits on the weight or size of loads, hours spent behind the wheel, or maintenance procedures required to keep the truck safe.
Employers also may be held indirectly liable for careless acts by an employee if they are committed during the course and scope of the employee’s job duties. Also, if a delivery service fails to appropriately train and supervise its drivers, or if it negligently hires a driver who has a record of poor driving, a plaintiff can assert a claim based on the company’s direct liability for the accident.
The injuries that result from a delivery vehicle accident may be devastating and even life-altering, such as brain trauma, paralysis, or scarring and disfigurement. It is critical that you receive prompt medical attention and preserve a thorough record of the physical, mental, and emotional injuries that you have suffered. Compensation may be available not only for the medical bills that you incurred as a result of a delivery vehicle driver’s carelessness but also for the pain and suffering that you experienced and for any reduction in your income or earning capacity. Like other personal injury cases, however, truck accident claims are governed by a strict statute of limitations. You will need to take legal action within this time period to preserve your right to compensation.Discuss a Truck Accident Case with a Naples Lawyer
The experienced Naples truck accident attorneys at the Law Offices of Adam Baron are ready to assist you with holding a negligent delivery vehicle driver or delivery service accountable for your injuries. We also represent victims in Tamarac, Fort Myers, Coral Springs, and North Miami Beach, among other cities in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. Our motor vehicle collision attorneys offer a free consultation to discuss your accident and the legal options that may be available to you. Contact us online or call us at one of our regional office locations to set up your appointment. You can reach us in Broward County at (954) 247-4878, in Miami-Dade County at (305) 770-2131, or in Naples/Fort Myers at (239) 352-5511.