Injuries Due To Delivery And Work Vehicle Accidents
When we venture onto the road in our cars, on motorcycles, on bicycles or on foot, we may encounter delivery trucks posing hazards to the smooth flow of traffic. Delivery trucks such as UPS and FedEx trucks, for example, may stop frequently to make deliveries. Delivery trucks and other work vehicles such as construction vehicles moving from one building site to another may have safety features built in (such as beeping alarms that sound when the trucks back up), but in general, the driver does not have the same ample visibility that a driver of a car has through clear windows on all sides of the car.
The Need For Attorney Representation
Following a North Carolina delivery truck accident, legal representation is critical. It is important to find out the true cause of the accident to help maximize compensation from all liable parties. If you were injured in a collision with a delivery truck or other type of work vehicle, talk to a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible to maximize your opportunity to pursue the compensation you need. You likely face expenses and losses, including:
- Medical bills
- Prescription costs
- Therapy and rehabilitation costs
- Medical equipment needs such as a wheelchair, a walker or other practical aids
- Loss of wages
- Related expenses for your family, who may have financial burdens associated with visiting you in the hospital, taking you to doctor’s appointments and so on
- Loss of your car
- Pain and suffering
A prompt and thorough investigation of an accident involving a delivery truck or work vehicle may show that the cause was one or more of the following:
- Driver negligence
- Driver fatigue
- Violation of traffic laws or safety regulations
- Inadequate maintenance of the vehicle
- Defective truck components such as the brakes, accelerator or transmission
- Nonfunctioning safety features
If your accident involved a U.S.-owned vehicle, such as a mail truck or a military vehicle, you may find relief through the Federal Tort Claims Act. If the accident involved a commercial vehicle, an injury claim versus the owner or operator of the truck may be the route to the compensation you need. Monetary compensation can help you cope with costs and losses associated with broken bones, a back or neck injury, a head injury or spinal cord damage.
Set Up A Free Consultation With A Lawyer
The Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. in Fayetteville, offers a free initial consultation, including home and hospital visits. We handle cases on a contingency basis. We collect attorney fees only when we win compensation for you.
Call 910-779-3135 or contact us online to discuss your commercial truck accident case and legal options. We represent clients throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Georgia and Pennsylvania.