Any accident with a large truck may be serious and may cause severe injuries to victims. If the accident occurred because of a truck driver’s negligence, the victims deserve to be fully compensated for their medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and any other losses. In order to receive a settlement, the victim must investigate the cause of the crash and present evidence showing that another person acted in a negligent manner to cause their injuries. Because of this, commercial truck cases are usually complex. Moreover, though they are also considered to be commercial trucks, accident cases involving delivery trucks can present unique complications when compared to other commercial truck accident cases. Fortunately, an experienced Fayette County truck accident attorney knows how to handle your delivery truck accident case and help you recover for your injuries.
Delivery trucks are different from commercial trucks because they usually travel on city streets and in residential neighborhoods, delivering goods to local stores or packages to residences. Furthermore, most delivery trucks only operate within a limited geographical area. Because of this, a different set of laws applies to delivery trucks than to interstate commercial trucks. While big rigs are regulated by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA), delivery trucks are usually regulated by local and state traffic laws. Therefore, you always need an attorney familiar with local laws to help with your case.
Additionally, because delivery trucks often travel through neighborhoods, there is a greater chance that accidents may involve bicyclists or pedestrians. The types of impacts or injuries suffered in these types of accidents often differ from regular car collisions. Furthermore, it may be more difficult to recreate the accident or determine fault in bicycle or pedestrian accidents. An experienced truck accident lawyer will know how to investigate and show fault whether you were a motorist, pedestrian, or bicyclist.
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If you have been injured in an accident with a delivery truck, you should contact the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible for help with your case. Call us today at (770) 487-8999.