Were You Injured in a Delivery Truck Accident?
While many people shopped online prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, online orders surged as retail stores shut down, or people avoided going in public as much as possible. This means that while there might be fewer cars on the roads, there are certainly more delivery trucks right in our own neighborhoods.
While we rely on delivery drivers to get packages to our doors, they can also cause serious accidents and injuries. Delivery vehicles come in different shapes and sizes, such as box trucks, articulated trucks, or even large vans. They all have one thing in common, however – they can be more difficult to maneuver in residential areas than smaller passenger vehicles.
Delivery trucks have certain risks, including:
- Needing more room for turns
- Needing more time to slow down or stop
- Higher risks of rollovers
- Extensive blind spots
- Difficulty finding space to park or stop for deliveries
There is often a lot going on in a residential neighborhood – cars are driving, people are riding their bicycles, families might be going for walks, kids could be playing in the yard, and a lot more. Delivery trucks can hit moving cars, parked cars, cyclists, pedestrians, as well as property. These accidents can cause serious injuries and losses for homeowners and families.
Delivery drivers are often responsible for crashes due to negligent driving. It is important to remember that employers can also often be held strictly liable for the negligence of employee drivers, so you might need to file more than one insurance claim.
Contact a Truck Accident Lawyer in Beverly Hills for Help
At Jalilvand Law, we represent the rights of injury victims after many types of accidents. Call 310.478.5800 or contact us online for a free consultation with a Beverly Hills truck accident attorney as soon as possible. We are here to help.