Injuries from a delivery truck accident can be devastating!

Posted by Patrick J. Walsh | Feb 06, 2024 | 0 Comments

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Delivery trucks are integral to the functioning of modern society.

They are responsible for delivering food to local grocery stores, mail to post offices, and building materials to construction sites, and packages from FedEx, UPS, Amazon and countless other Ecommerce sites. Unfortunately, delivery trucks – and the people who drive them – are sometimes unprepared to do their jobs. At Hastings Cohan & Walsh LLP, our team of Connecticut delivery truck accident attorneys believe in assisting those who have fallen victim so such negligence for rightful compensation.

There are occasions in which companies hire drivers who are not appropriately licensed. This allows them to save money because they pay these drivers less. Whether they are qualified or not, drivers tend to be under tight delivery deadlines that may not allow for heavy traffic or weather conditions. Drivers are then pressured to rush in order to reach their destinations on time. In extreme situations, truck drivers maybe under the influence of consuming drugs to ward off exhaustion.

Delivery trucks do not always meet standards of safety, either. Due to tight schedules and the pressure to maximize business, these vehicles may not receive routine inspections and regular maintenance. As a result, they are at risk of entering roadways with malfunctioning lights, low fluid levels, or inadequate air in their tires.

Unsurprisingly, the results of these circumstances can be deadly. Victims of accidents caused by delivery trucks, as well as their families, can suffer severe physical, emotional trauma even resulting in wrongful death. This leads to medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Anyone who experiences these devastating consequences deserves just compensation and our team of delivery truck accident lawyers in Connecticut have the skill and experience to get you what you deserve.

In truck accident cases, several types of negligence can be involved:

1. Driver Negligence: This includes speeding, distracted driving, driving under the influence, fatigue, and failure to adhere to traffic laws.

2. Company Negligence: Employers may be negligent in hiring unqualified drivers, failing to provide proper training, or pressuring drivers to meet unrealistic deadlines.

3. Maintenance Negligence: Failure to maintain trucks properly, such as not addressing mechanical issues or not performing regular safety inspections, can lead to accidents.

4. Cargo-Related Negligence: Improper loading or securing of cargo can cause cargo shifts or spills, leading to accidents.

5. Manufacturing Defects: Faulty truck parts due to manufacturing errors can also be a cause.

Due to the complexity of these cases, it's advisable to contact our experienced Connecticut personal injury attorneys. Our accident attorneys will be happy to review your case at no cost or fee. If we decide to represent you, we will do so on a contingency fee basis, and will advance the costs to develop your case. You will not have to pay us any money, unless and until we recover money damages for you. Don't wait until it's too late, contact us today.

About the Author

Patrick J. Walsh

Patrick J. Walsh has ranked on National Trial Lawyers' Top 100 Trial Lawyers for the past several years and received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award twice. Practicing law for over 23 years.

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