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Delivery Trucks


Have you been injured in a delivery truck accident? Personal injuries caused by delivery trucks are all too often the source of catastrophic injury or wrongful death for the victims involved. Delivery truck drivers have tight deadlines to meet all day long. This often leads drivers to be aggressive or reckless in an effort to stick to their schedule or make up for already lost time. This, in turn, leads to thousands of delivery truck accidents each year. If you have been injured by a delivery truck, call 256-534-3435. We are available 24/7, and can visit you at your home, hospital room or one of our offices. We offer no obligation, Free Consultations to all accident victims. We are here to help.

Delivery truck accidents can literally happen at any place in Alabama, at any time. Whether it is a residential delivery, a commercial delivery to a business, or a mail courier, all of these vehicles have the potential to cause serious injuries to pedestrians, bicyclists, and other motorists. Delivery truck drivers working for parcel delivery services face tremendous pressure to meet delivery deadlines, which often lead to accidents. Many truck accidents involve a delivery truck driver that was driving too fast or recklessly driving in an attempt to make timely deliveries or make more deliveries to earn extra money. If you were injured in an accident involving a delivery truck driver in Huntsville, you should retain a delivery truck attorney who can advise you of our legal options.

Causes of Huntsville Delivery Truck Accidents

Pressure to meet delivery deadlines is a primary factor in most accidents involving delivery trucks. Many accidents are caused by:

  • The driver speeds or fails to yield when merging onto a highway
  • Texting, eating or talking on phone
  • The driver attempts a sudden left turn to save time
  • The driver failure to engage the truck’s parking brake when delivering a package to a building and the truck rolls into pedestrians or traffic
  • Double-parking, causing rear-enders
  • The driver passes an address and backs up instead of circling the block, and crashes into a vehicle, bicyclist or pedestrian
  • Poorly trained drivers
  • Driving under influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Cargo falling off trucks
  • Unreasonable delivery deadlines
  • Fatigued driving
  • Drugged driving
  • Driver recklessness
  • Aggressive driving
  • Blocking traffic lanes so other drivers can’t see around them
  • Failure to see a car in their blind spot
  • Truck drivers disobeying traffic laws
  • Causing head-on collisions after turning into side-streets going the wrong way
  • Running into parked cars in parking lots or running over pedestrians
  • Loading dock injuries when crushing workers as trucks back up unsafely

Other causes of delivery and other truck accidents include equipment failure, tire or break failure, driving while intoxicated, driver fatigue and multitasking (i.e., talking on a cell phone or texting). Delivery truck accidents can also occur in parking lots where the trucks are making deliveries to local stores and other retail stores.

What Damages May I Recover?

A civil lawsuit against the governing body in charge of a dangerous roadway could result in compensation for the damages suffered in the crash. Losses may include:

  • Disability and Disfigurement
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Past and Future Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Past and Future Medical Bills
  • Lost Wages
  • Future Wage Loss
  • Mental and Emotional Distress
  • Out of Pocket Expense?
  • Future Wage Loss
  • Mental and Emotional Distress
  • Out of Pocket Expenses
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Life Care Expenses
  • Property Damage
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Punitive Damages
  • Workers Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Emergency room costs

Delivery Trucks/Cars Commonly Involved in Delivery Accidents

Some of the types of delivery trucks that are commonly involved in truck accidents include:

  • Mail or package delivery trucks (like FedEx trucks, UPS trucks, postal delivery trucks, etc.)
  • Food delivery trucks
  • Ice cream trucks
  • Commercial freight delivery trucks
  • Storage couriers or pod services
  • Furniture moving and delivery trucks
  • Appliance delivery trucks
  • Flower delivery trucks
  • Tool delivery trucks
  • Pizza and food delivery
  • Garbage trucks
  • Cabs
  • Ambulances
  • Police cars

Why Hire An Attorney?

Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident involving a UPS, FedEx or other delivery vehicle in Alabama? If so, we will fight for your rights and fair compensation for your injuries. Retaining a Huntsville personal injury attorney can ensure your rights are protected and you receive fair compensation for your pain and suffering. Want to know if you have a legal case?

Free Consultation and Case Review

Feel free to contact us anytime for a free and confidential case evaluation with no obligation. Our accident lawyers are available to discuss your case and answer your questions 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. As always, we will not charge any fees unless we win your case. Call 256-534-3435. We are here to help.

Huntsville Office Location:
303 Williams Avenue SW
Suite 321
Huntsville, AL 35801