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Common Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

Trucks have the potential to cause serious injuries when they are involved in accidents. Trucks are generally larger and weigh more than passenger vehicles, meaning that they often cause significant damage in the event of a collision. This is particularly true for delivery trucks, which are often seen on both highways and our local roads. As a result, delivery trucks can be involved in accidents with other vehicles, motorcyclists, bicyclists, or even pedestrians. When people are injured in delivery truck accidents they may be able to recover through a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to sue the driver of the truck, the company that owns the truck, the owner of the cargo, or even the manufacturer of the truck itself. To determine whether you have a claim, you should contact one of the experienced truck accident attorneys of the Law Offices of Shane Smith today. Our attorneys are dedicated injury advocates who fight to protect the legal rights of people injured by negligence.

Depending on the size of a delivery truck, it may be classified as a commercial vehicle, making it and its driver subject to state and even potentially federal regulations. Any non-compliance with the applicable regulations may be a sufficient basis to establish liability in the event of an accident. In addition, depending on the circumstances of the accident, the legal doctrine of respondeat superior may impute liability to the owner of the truck or the company for whom the cargo was being delivered. Delivery truck accidents can occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Driver error
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to signal
  • Poor weather conditions
  • Faulty brakes
  • Poor tire conditions
  • Mechanical failure
  • DUI

 

These are just some of the potential reasons that a delivery truck accident may occur, and it is important for anyone injured in an accident to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

Contact a Clayton County truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or loved one has been injured in a truck accident, call the Law Offices of Shane Smith today for a free consultation. To schedule your appointment with one of our lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia