As more and more Americans turn to services like Amazon to get packages delivered right to their doorstep, delivery trucks are becoming more present on our roadways. UPS, FedEx, and the United States Postal Service all have many drivers out delivering these packages, but it is important that the delivery drivers follow the rules of the road and avoid accidents at all costs. Unfortunately, that does not always happen.
According to data from the University of Alabama, in 2018 there were 10,079 commercial truck and delivery vehicle accidents in Alabama alone. These accidents lead to 2,629 injuries and 121 deaths.
Delivery truck wrecks are often the result of negligent truck driver behavior. Because of the increased demand for drivers in recent years, many delivery companies are hiring increasingly inexperienced drivers who do not know how to operate a delivery truck safely. Divers are faced with unreasonable deadlines, harsh hour requirements, and other stress factors that can contribute to poor driving.
Driver behaviors that commonly tend to cause delivery truck crashes include speeding, driving recklessly when it is raining, running red lights or stop signs, failing to yield, or driving while dangerously fatigued.
What should you do when you are involved in an accident with a delivery vehicle such as a UPS truck or FedEx truck? The first thing you should do if you are hit by a delivery truck is call the police and seek medical attention immediately. Make sure that the police conduct a thorough accident investigation, and take as many photos as possible. After seeking medical attention, you or a loved one should contact a local injury attorney who specializes in representing accident victims.
Don’t let the delivery truck company deny you the money you deserve for your injuries. When you contact Greene & Phillips, an experienced personal injury attorney from our team will work with our investigators, experts, and case managers to build a case against the driver at fault and get you the compensation you deserve.
If you have been injured by a delivery truck, call Greene & Phillips as soon as you possibly can at 1-888-510-1020, or fill out our free case evaluation. You can also come by our office at your convenience, and you never need an appointment!