With more delivery trucks on the road than ever, the risk of being involved in a car accident with one is much higher today than in the past. However, when it comes to delivery truck accident liability and who to hold responsible, it is not always clear who you should seek compensation from for multiple reasons. At White Law PLLC, a Michigan delivery truck accident lawyer recognizes the importance of helping our clients through the entire process of filing a claim and fighting for fair compensation, especially when it comes to delivery companies.
Who Is Responsible After a Delivery Truck Accident?
When determining liability after a delivery truck accident, it is critical to determine all parties that may be responsible based on factors such as who was involved and who owed you a duty of care. The term duty of care refers to any type of social contract in which a person gets behind the wheel or otherwise recognizes their requirement to keep others safe. Truck drivers take that responsibility when they get behind the wheel of the delivery truck, but there are others who may also be involved:
- The owner of the truck: In situations where the truck is in an accident in which the trucking company required the driver to work long hours or when the trucking company knew that the driver was a risk, they may also be responsible.
- The company loading the truck: If the delivery truck is loaded by a third party and that party does a bad job that causes an accident to occur, they may be responsible for your losses.
- The truck repair technician: The truck may have just been repaired, and the repair was not done properly, causing the truck to create a dangerous accident that puts you at risk.
- The truck manufacturer: In some situations, especially when many people have been hurt in accidents related to the truck type, the manufacturer could be to blame.
There could be others to blame for your accident, too, and it is our job as a delivery truck accident attorney to determine what the facts are in your specific case. You can file a claim with more than one party, and that could help to hold everyone accountable for what occurred to you. Let us help you determine if that is the right path by setting up a consultation to speak to our attorneys.
Your Fight Is Our Fight
How do You Prove the Delivery Truck Is to Blame?
Often, when an accident like this occurs, the victim has no idea what steps to take to determine who is at fault, and insurance companies will not make that process easy either. When you work with our delivery truck accident attorney, we will work to better understand what your losses are, why they happened, and what can be done to recover damages. Some of the evidence we gather to prove your case could include:
- Video of the accident from area cameras
- Photos you or others take after the accident
- Debris from the crash site that pinpoints what occurred
- Accident recreation experts
- Data from the medical records of the driver to determine if they were intoxicated
- Data from the driver’s work history for the truck driver to see if they were working too many hours in a row
- Data from the vehicle’s maintenance log
- Information from any other third party involved with the vehicle
Because of our experience, we can pursue some of this evidence that may not be easy for you to obtain as the victim simply due to our experience. Our team has the experience to help you obtain exceptional evidence to use to fight against any claims made against you by the insurance company as well. We will protect your rights and fight for maximum compensation.
What Happens If There Is a Third Party Involved?
There are many situations where the driver of the vehicle causing the accident is employed by another company, or there could be other third parties involved in the situation. Our goal, in this case, is still the same, and that is to determine what happened, why it happened, and who is responsible for the loss. When there is a third party that could be to blame, there is an increased risk of complications.
In most situations, our legal team will work closely with you, the police, and the involved party to understand the situation carefully. This is where having an experienced attorney by your side can be so valuable to your ability to recover compensation. The risks are high, but we can help you.
Do not just file your claim with the truck insurance company and assume that your losses will be fully taken care of, as that is rarely what really happens. Instead, allow our team at White Law PLLC to work for you to determine who every party involved and who holds delivery truck accident liability is held accountable for your losses. You can expect us to ensure that happens.
The Risk of Being in an Accident Continues to Grow
Note that, by 2030, the number of packages trucks will be delivering will increase an astounding 78% from where this figure was in 2020, and there are not a third more vehicles than just a few years ago. Considering this, the risk of being in an accident continues to grow, and that means you need to know what to do if you are involved in one. Put our team to work for you as a first step.
We understand that you may be going through a difficult situation and we are ready to help however we can.
Schedule a Consultation with Our Delivery Truck Accident Attorney Now
As experienced delivery truck accident attorneys, our team at White Law PLLC works closely with our clients to examine the full sense of liability in these situations, no matter how complex they may be. It is critical that we pursue financial compensation for you that helps you recover from what this driver did to you, and we will pursue that to the best of our ability.
Schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case with our professionals now and let White Law PLLC go to work for you.
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