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There are numerous delivery trucks and commercial delivery vehicles on the roads and highways throughout Missouri. If a delivery truck driver injured you because he was driving dangerously, recklessly or under the influence of drugs or alcohol, The Roberts Law Firm P.C. can provide you with needed legal assistance. The victims of delivery truck accidents often suffer severe injuries including:

Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

UPS, DHL and FedEx and other commercial carriers are subject to federal regulations set out by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA). Despite the legal requirements for safe operation of delivery trucks and delivery vehicles, accidents are commonly caused by rushed delivery schedules, delivery truck driver negligence, speeding, inattention and mechanical problems or defects with the delivery trucks.

On Missouri and Illinois roads each day, a UPS, DHL, USPS or FedEx truck is commonly seen pulled over to the side of the road or parked on a sidewalk while the driver is making a delivery to a house or business. These delivery trucks commonly operate in highly populated areas such as the Cities of St. Louis and Kansas City. The trucks are often positioned for deliveries in dangerous locations leading to accidents. Because the vehicles frequently operate within urban centers and make frequent stops, injuries can result when a driver backs up and hits a passing vehicle, pedestrian or bicyclist. UPS, DHL, Postal Service vehicles and FedEx delivery truck accidents which result in injuries can entitle the victims to fair and full compensation for their injuries.

A delivery truck driver often works under tight schedule deadlines leading to aggressive and dangerous driving to complete deliveries on time. The dangers caused by deliver truck drivers and delivery truck companies include:

  • Failing to engage the parking break in heavily traveled areas;
  • Failing to look out while backing up for other cars, vehicles and pedestrians;
  • Making sudden and dangerous turns;
  • Violating Missouri state and federal safety standards;
  • Failing to maintain proper travel logs or failing to make necessary repairs to vehicles and equipment;
  • Use of drugs and alcohol by drivers;
  • Driver failing to obtain proper driver training;
  • Sleep problems;
  • Inattention;
  • Speeding.

Local Delivery Truck Accidents

Local delivery trucks, service vans and pizza delivery cars are often seen on Missouri roads in poor condition and negligent maintenance of these vehicles can create dangers and cause accidents and injuries to innocent victims.

Investigation and Prosecution of Delivery Truck Accident Cases

The Roberts Law Firm P.C. begins its examination of your delivery truck accident case by initiating a thorough investigation of the crash and consulting with accident and medical experts. The firm evaluates the truck company log books, safety regulations, the driver’s driving record, and maintenance records for the vehicle that caused the accident and the company’s policies and procedures.

The insurance companies for opposing drivers and delivery companies attempt to pay as little as possible for your injuries and will argue that you were partially at fault for the accident. Roberts is familiar with these tactics and has the knowledge and legal skills to combat these techniques and effectively prosecute your case. The sooner that you contact The Roberts Law Firm P.C., the greater ability our office has to effectively examine your case and the medical issues that you face.

Free Consultation

Roberts is available to meet with you for free to discuss you case. You should meet with him prior to making any statement to the insurance company or signing any settlement agreement. If you were a driver, passenger or pedestrian injured by a delivery truck, you may have a number of claims against various parties and insurance companies stemming from the delivery truck accident.

The Roberts Law Firm P.C. will work to obtain justice for you in the form of full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages and all other accident-related expenses. It can be very difficult to deal with doctors, hospital bills, lost work and insurance companies. Roberts wants to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life resulting from a delivery driver’s negligence. For a free consultation with The Roberts Law Firm P.C. about a serious accident, call toll free at 866-585-5643 or 636-530-9199 or contact us online.

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