Rear-End Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery trucks distribute thousands of packages to homes and businesses in Coweta County every single day. Because of their need for cargo capacity, delivery trucks are big and boxy, and they are more difficult to maneuver around city streets than regular cars. Delivery truck driving requires specialized skills and a special driver’s license, called a commercial driver’s license. Untrained or inadequate drivers should never be allowed to drive a delivery truck because it increases the risk of accidents. If you have been involved in any type of delivery truck accident, you should contact a Coweta County truck accident attorney as soon as possible for help.

One common type of delivery truck accident is the rear-end accident, when the front of the truck collides with the back of another vehicle. Because of the relative size and weight of delivery trucks, rear-end accidents often cause serious damage and injury to the accident victims.

Rear-end accident may happen for a variety of reasons, many of which may indicate negligent actions on the delivery driver’s part. Some common reasons include:

  • Faulty brakes
  • Following too closely
  • Overloaded cargo
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Tire blowouts
  • Poor road conditions
  • Violating traffic signals

These are only a few of the potential reasons behind rear-end delivery truck accidents. Determining the cause of the accident is essential to determine liability on the part of the driver, and an experienced accident attorney can help you do just that. Though the rear driver is usually presumed at fault I a rear-end accident, this is not always the case, and so you should always have the help of an attorney to protect your rights.

Contact a Coweta County personal injury attorney for a free consultation

If you have suffered injury or property damage after being rear-ended by a delivery truck, you deserve to be compensated for all of your financial losses and pain and suffering. Do not hesitate to contact an experienced truck accident lawyer at Shane Smith Law today to schedule a free consultation and case evaluation. Call our office at (980) 246-2656 for help.

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