When people think of large commercial trucks, they often think of the huge tractor trailers that are often on highways. However, there are other types of commercial vehicles that are smaller, though can still cause serious damage in the event of a collision. One such type of commercial truck is the box truck, which is often used as a local delivery truck. If you have suffered injury in an accident with a box truck in or around Peachtree City, you should contact an experienced truck accident lawyer as soon as possible to discuss how you can recover.
Common causes of delivery truck accidents
Unlike large semi-trucks, delivery trucks often travel more on smaller, residential streets, as they often deliver packages to homes or small businesses. This increases the chance of collisions with cars, bicycles, or pedestrians. Delivery trucks make frequent stops and the blind spots on this type of truck are severe, which are all factors that increase the likelihood of accidents.
Driver negligence is also a primary cause of delivery truck accidents. Some negligent behaviors include:
Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
Running red lights or failing to observe other traffic signals
Improper stopping or parking
Failing to check blind spots before turning or changing lanes
Not yielding to bicyclists or pedestrians
Contact a Fayette County truck accident attorney for a free consultation
If you have been involved in an accident because a delivery truck driver acted in a negligent manner, you deserve to recover from all responsible parties, including possibly the driver, the delivery company, and more. An experienced truck accident attorney at Shane Smith Law can help you identify all possibly negligent parties so that you may receive the maximum possible compensation for your losses. There is no excuse for delivery drivers to drive dangerously, so if you have been injured, call us today for help at (980) 246-2656.