Large delivery trucks can be seen throughout Philadelphia each day as they deliver packages to businesses and homes. These vehicles are a vital part of our supply chain, but they also pose a danger to everyone on the streets. Commercial delivery truck drivers are often in a rush to get the next package delivered. They park illegally on the sides of streets and drive recklessly through the city as they rush to make it through their daily delivery routes, which can cause a commercial truck accident.
Accidents involving commercial delivery trucks can be deadly for pedestrians, bicyclists, and the occupants of other vehicles. While delivery trucks may not be as large or as heavy as semi-trucks, they are much larger than the average passenger vehicle. When you combine the size and weight of a commercial delivery truck with excessive speed, the result can be catastrophic. If you’ve been involved in a collision, contact our experienced attorneys at Pansini, Mezrow & Davis.
Common Causes of Commercial Truck Accidents
Driver errors often cause delivery truck accidents. Delivery truck drivers can grow distracted as they check the next delivery or try to multi-task behind the wheel of the delivery truck. Drivers may also exceed safe speed limits as they rush to the next delivery site, or drive aggressively and recklessly to make up lost time on their route.
Some delivery truck drivers lack the training necessary to operate a commercial vehicle. They may not understand the vehicle’s blind spots or the necessary clearance needed for turns and maneuvers.
In some cases, a commercial delivery truck may not be adequately maintained or inspected by the company to ensure that the vehicle is safe to operate, which could increase the chance of a commercial delivery truck accident.
Whatever the reason might be, if a commercial delivery truck is involved in an accident, the driver and the company may be held liable for damages if the truck driver is at fault for the accident. However, the owners of commercial delivery trucks are generally large corporations with huge defense teams that protect the company from liability.
The fact that one of its trucks was responsible for causing traumatic injuries or fatalities is not the company’s top concern. Protecting the company from liability and large settlements is the company’s top concern.
Fighting for Fair Compensation After a Commercial Truck Accident
If you are injured in an accident involving a commercial delivery truck, you may be entitled to substantial compensation for your injury claim. In most cases, accident victims are entitled to receive compensation for their:
Past and future medical costs
Past and future loss of income and benefits
Past and future personal care costs
Physical pain and suffering
Emotional and mental distress
Scarring, disfigurement, and permanent disabilities
Loss of enjoyment or quality of life
If someone dies because of a commercial delivery truck accident, the family members may be entitled to compensation for a wrongful death claim.
However, being entitled to compensation and receiving compensation are two separate matters. The parties liable for your injuries may not be willing to pay a fair amount to settle your claim. Insurance companies often fight these claims to avoid paying large settlements.
The Philadelphia commercial delivery truck accident attorneys of the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis fight back. Our lawyers are aggressive trial attorneys with a reputation in the legal community for not backing down from a fight. We never settle a claim to avoid court, but fight until we exhaust every potential legal remedy to obtain maximum compensation for our clients.
Contact Our Philadelphia Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers for Help
You do not need to face a large corporation and an aggressive insurance company alone. At the Pansini, Mezrow & Davis, we have the resources, time, and expertise necessary to take on these opponents. Let us put our considerable skills to work for you.
By choice, we limit our cases and remain a small law firm so that we can offer exceptional legal services and attention to our clients that you would not find at a larger firm. However, our results rival those of firms much larger than ours.
Call 1 (215) 732-5555 to schedule a free consultation to discuss your case with a Philadelphia delivery truck accident lawyer.