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What are some Common Examples of Delivery Driver Negligence?

On any given day in Atlanta, you may likely see several dozen delivery trucks delivering food, flowers, packages, or any other number of items that people may order.  Delivery trucks are often make frequent and sudden stops, and their construction may significantly impact driver visibility. As a result, these vehicles are often involved in accidents that are capable of causing serious injury. When they occur because of a driver’s carelessness or negligence, victims may be able to recover for economic and non-economic losses they incur. Retaining an experienced truck accident attorney is the first step in making sure that you get the compensation you deserve after a delivery truck accident.

 

There are several potential ways that a delivery truck driver could negligently cause an accident. Because of the repetitive nature of their work, it is easy to get into a routine and fail to take the appropriate level of care when performing the same task several times a day. In addition, as commercial drivers, they are subject to certain specific regulations to which other drivers are not. Any failure to comply with those regulations may be sufficient to establish legal liability in the event of an accident. Some of the more common ways that delivery truck drivers are negligent include:

 

  • Speeding
  • Failure to signal
  • Failure to inspect a vehicle
  • Distracted driving
  • Fatigued driving
  • Failure to observe traffic signals
  • Improperly parking vehicles on public streets

 

Contact a Peachtree City truck accident attorney for a free consultation

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident with a delivery truck, you may be able to recover significant financial compensation. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping people injured by negligence drivers recover, and strive to obtain the highest possible settlement or award available for each client we represent. Our Peachtree City personal injury lawyers have the skill and commitment required to bring your case to the best resolution possible. To schedule a free consultation with one of our truck accident lawyers, call our office today at (770) 487-8999.


Shane Smith
Advocate for the Seriously Injured in Georgia