Delivery trucks distribute essential goods and services that can keep communities and businesses flourishing. Despite the benefits they offer, however, these vehicles can also pose a threat to public safety on the roads. Their size and tendency to stop abruptly on busy streets, for instance, can increase the risk of accidents. The most serious of these accidents can involve pedestrians and result in life-threatening injuries.
At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, our Midland delivery truck accident lawyers are experienced at holding delivery truck drivers (and others) accountable when they cause accidents that harm our clients. Dedicated to helping accident survivors restore their lives, our lawyers can you pursue all available legal remedies if you have been hurt in a delivery truck accident.
How Delivery Truck Accidents Happen
Delivery truck accidents can be triggered by various factors, only some of which may include:
Abrupt movements or stops – It is not uncommon for delivery truck drivers to suddenly stop in the middle of traffic in the course of making their deliveries. Similarly, these drivers tend to quickly get back into traffic, and that can happen with little to no warning to other motorists. These abrupt actions can make it difficult for other motorists to predict the movements of delivery trucks, increasing the risk that accidents will happen.
Obscuring other motorists’ views of the upcoming driving conditions – The large size of delivery trucks can make it difficult for other motorists (especially those traveling behind these trucks) to see when signal lights have changed or when there may be debris in the road ahead, for instance. These trucks can also make it challenging to see other travelers – like motorcyclists, bicycle riders, and/or pedestrians – who are sharing the roads and who are far more vulnerable to suffering catastrophic injuries when accidents happen.
Other motorists – Drivers of other passenger vehicles can also play a role in causing delivery truck accidents when, for examples, these drivers run red lights (or commit any traffic violation).
Items falling off of delivery trucks – If the cargo being carried by the delivery truck has not been secured properly, items can fall off of trucks and cause crashes.
Types of Delivery Truck Accidents & Injuries
At Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm, our lawyers are skilled at representing the survivors of various types of delivery truck accidents, including (but not limited to) those involving:
- Mail delivery trucks
- Food trucks
- Flower delivery trucks
- Furniture delivery trucks
- Moving trucks
- Uniform delivery trucks
- Construction equipment delivery trucks
Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm Can Help
If you or a loved one has been hurt in any type of truck crash in Texas, contact a truck accident attorney at Buckingham Barrera Vega Law Firm to find out more about your options for recovery and how we can help you.
Known for providing vigorous advocacy and personal service, our lawyers can effectively represent you while we help you bring your case to best possible outcome. We are focused on helping each of our clients secure the compensation they deserve so they can focus on restoring their lives.
Call (432) 570-1919 or email our firm via the contact form to schedule a free consultation with one of our lawyers. When you meet with us, we will provide you with clear answers so that you have the information you need to make the right decision for you and your family.