Every day, hundreds of delivery trucks make stops in and around the Fresno area. While most drivers operate their vehicles safely, others are not so careful. Delivery drivers can be negligent and reckless on the road, leading to serious collisions. If you are injured by a delivery truck, you deserve justice. The attorneys at Freedman Law can represent your case and help you secure the compensation that you need to recover. Our Fresno delivery truck accident lawyers will work tirelessly to represent your best interests and hold the driver accountable.
Why Select Our Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys?
Our attorneys bring over 150 years of combined personal injury experience to each case and have built a thorough legal process to pursue justice for victims.
Our firm focuses solely on personal injury claims. We craft a personalized approach to each case and actively pursue maximum compensation for every client.
We maintain consistent communication throughout your claim. Our large and diverse support staff is available 24/7 to answer your calls and connect you with an attorney.
What Injuries Can Occur During a Delivery Truck Crash?
Delivery trucks may not be as large as a multi-ton big rig, but they are still larger than the average passenger car. Collisions between a delivery truck and a motor vehicle driver, pedestrian, or cyclist can result in very serious injuries, such as the following.
These injuries can lead to significant hardship, from thousands of dollars in medical bills to weeks of lost wages and severe pain and suffering. Victims of delivery truck accidents have the right to file an insurance claim or lawsuit against the at-fault driver, his or her employer, and any other liable party responsible for the collision.
What Factors Can Influence a Delivery Truck Accident?
Commercial vehicle accidents can happen for several reasons. For example, poor weather and low visibility can lead a driver to collide with a pedestrian crossing the street. Mechanical defects, vehicle issues, and dangerous road conditions may also lead to an accident.
In many cases, dangerous and negligent driving behaviors lead to these collisions. Common examples of commercial driver negligence include the following.
Who Is Liable for a Commercial Vehicle Accident in Fresno?
If you are involved in an accident with a commercial vehicle, you have the right to pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit. By filing a claim, you can recover compensation for several types of losses, from medical expenses and property damage to lost wages and pain and suffering.
There are multiple types of claims that you can pursue after a commercial truck accident.
Personal Injury Lawsuits: You can file a personal injury lawsuit in California civil court against the truck driver if his or her actions caused your accident. You can also name the trucking company if the driver is an employee. Trucking companies may also be liable if their negligence leads to an accident, such as hiring untrained drivers or requiring employees to violate hours-of-service regulations.
Insurance Claims: Many trucking companies have insurance policies that cover accidents caused by their drivers. You could file a claim against the company policy, or against the at-fault driver’s insurance policy.
Product Liability Lawsuits: Some truck accidents occur due to defective vehicles or auto parts. In these situations, you can file a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the defective product.
Your attorney from Freedman Law can evaluate your case and help you identify the cause of your accident. Using this information, you and your lawyer can take your first steps toward holding the at-fault party accountable.
What if a Delivery Truck Accident Occurs in a Construction Zone?
If you are involved in a collision with a delivery truck in a work zone and the accident occured due to the negligence of the truck driver, a construction worker, or the construction company, you are entitled to compensation. Similarly to other types of Fresno delivery truck accidents, it is important to report the accident to the authorities immediately and gather whatever information you safely can from the scene of the crash. Consult with a construction site accident lawyer in Fresno to determine your legal path to compensation once you have been treated for any injuries you have.
What to Do After a Delivery Truck Accident
If you are injured in a delivery truck accident, you can feel scared and overwhelmed. In these situations, it can be difficult to know what to do next. At Freedman Law, our personal injury lawyers in Fresno recommend that our clients take the following steps after a collision to protect themselves and their right to compensation.
Call 911: First, call 911 and report the accident to the police. Briefly speak with the responding officer and collect his or her information so that you can find the police report later. The police report will be a valuable piece of evidence in your claim.
Go to the Doctor: After the accident, seek emergency medical attention. You should always receive treatment after a collision, even if you do not feel hurt. You may have internal or hidden injuries that could worsen without care. Additionally, your medical records will be important in your future case. To protect your rights and your health, go to the doctor as soon as you can.
Document Evidence: It is important to collect as much evidence as you can following your accident. If you can, take as many photographs as possible at the scene of the collision. Ask any witnesses in the area for their contact details, and collect license, insurance, and contact information from the other driver.
Speak to a Fresno Delivery Truck Accident Attorney Today
The moments after a delivery truck collision can feel overwhelming, and you may wonder what to do next. In these situations, you need a lawyer from Freedman Law on your side. Call or message us online to discuss your legal options with a Fresno delivery truck accident attorney.