Courier trucks and delivery trucks in Miami Gardens and other South Florida communities are usually owned by private businesses and deliver a range of products to customers and companies. You may rely on delivery trucks if you buy furniture from a furniture warehouse, for example, or your business may depend on a courier truck to get new office supplies or new office equipment to your offices.
While these light trucks have an important role to play in business and in our lives, these vehicles can and do get into severe accidents in Miami Gardens and other communities. Drivers operating lighter courier trucks and delivery vans are often on a tight deadline and tend to drive in unfamiliar areas to make deliveries. This can be a disastrous combination, especially when combined with an inexperienced or undertrained driver.
Time Limits Can Lead to Collisions
Drivers who drive delivery trucks or courier trucks are often on a time limit and are trying to make multiple deliveries within a short timeframe. They may have to visit many businesses or many areas of the city where they have never traveled before. This can be quite daunting, especially with a busy schedule. In these conditions, accidents can easily occur.
Delivery trucks and courier trucks may also make unexpected stops. In some cases, there may not be a service entrance to business and drivers may have to stop in the middle of traffic or in areas that put them at risk of car collisions and pedestrian accidents.
Who is Responsible for Delivery Trucks?
The private companies owning these light trucks are generally responsible for the maintenance of these vehicles. However, some companies are negligent when it comes to checking and maintaining tires, brakes, and other essential systems. Some delivery trucks are driven for many years without adequate maintenance, creating an additional hazard.
For people who have been injured in a delivery or courier truck crash, liability can become a serious concern. The company responsible for the truck may blame the driver or even the injured driver. The insurance company representing the company is usually protected by a large legal department and may take steps to reduce liability.
If you have been injured through no fault of your own, you deserve justice. Do not settle for less compensation than you deserve. Contact a personal injury attorney as soon as you realize you have been injured. A lawyer can work to secure your rights and can file a legal claim for you if you qualify. An attorney works for you and will take the steps to increase the likelihood that you will get fair compensation. That might mean filing a legal claim, negotiating with insurance companies, or taking other steps.
Have you been injured by a courier truck or delivery truck in Miami Gardens or South Florida? Contact Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation case review to find out what legal options you may have. Our law firm has offices in Hollywood, Homestead, and Miami and we are proud to have served thousands of plaintiffs across South Florida.