Delivery Truck Accident Lawyers in Chesterfield
Sound Legal Representation for Clients throughout Missouri
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.
Contact our experienced Chesterfield delivery truck accident attorneys today at (636) 590-4864 for a consultation regarding your case.
Injuries Resulting from Delivery Truck Accidents
The victims of delivery truck accidents often suffer severe injuries including:
- Fractures and broken bones
- Neck, back and spinal cord injuries
- Face, head and brain injuries and
- Internal injuries and damage
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
UPS, DHL, 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 roads each day, UPS, DHL, USPS, and FedEx trucks are 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, which can lead to accidents. Because the vehicles often 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
Local Delivery Truck Accidents
Local delivery trucks, service vans, and pizza delivery cars are often seen on Missouri roads in poor condition. Negligent maintenance of these vehicles can create dangers and cause accidents and injuries to innocent victims.
Investigation & 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, as well as the company’s policies and procedures.
The insurance companies for opposing drivers and delivery companies often attempt to pay as little as possible for your injuries and will argue that you were partially at fault for the accident. Chesterfield delivery truck accident attorney Greg Roberts is familiar with these tactics and has the knowledge and legal skills to combat these techniques. The sooner that you contact our firm, the greater ability our office has to effectively examine your case and the medical issues that you face.
Contact Us Today
Attorney 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. can 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. Attorney Roberts wants to help you get the medical care and compensation you need to rebuild your life.
For a consultation with The Roberts Law Firm, P.C. about a serious accident, call (636) 590-4864 or contact us online.