Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys Discuss Delivery Truck Accidents


September 18, 2015

With the advent of online shopping and two day shipping, delivery trucks have become a familiar site along the roadways. During the holiday seasons especially, the number of delivery trucks on the roads increases drastically. Countless drivers are rushing from house to house in an attempt to meet deadlines and keep their deliveries on schedule. Unfortunately, when drivers are overwhelmed and stressed, they might not pay close enough attention to stop signs, speed limits or other vehicles that have the right of way.

Holidays Increase the Risk of Delivery Truck Accidents

The risk of delivery truck accidents rise exponentially with holidays. The biggest holiday that creates the most online shopping and hence generates the most deliveries is Christmas, but several others are also linked to an increase in the number of delivery trucks on the roads. Mother's Day, Father's Day and Easter are all holidays that often involve the delivery of presents. At these times, more delivery trucks will be on the roadways and drivers will be increasingly under pressure.

Accidents involving delivery truck drivers who were speeding or not paying attention are likely to be quite serious. Delivery trucks are large vehicles, far bigger and heavier than automobiles. When you combine speed with size, it is easy to see why accidents with delivery trucks can be so serious. Common injuries stemming from delivery truck accidents include:

  • Burns
  • Orthopedic injuries
  • Brain and spinal cord injuries
  • Whiplash
  • Psychological trauma
  • Chronic pain
  • Permanent disability

If you have been involved in a delivery truck accident that might have been caused by the driver's negligence, you should seek the assistance of a licensed personal injury attorney with knowledge in the realm of truck accidents, who can evaluate the facts and circumstances of your case as well as take the necessary steps to protect your rights. Immediately hiring a truck accident attorney will help you to receive the compensation you deserve for your accident caused by the other driver's negligence or reckless driving.

While most trucking insurance companies will be willing to pay a minimal claim, they will often balk and take steps to avoid paying larger claims, especially ones that involve injuries. They will likely dispute claims and attempt to stall the case. Do not delay in seeking legal assistance as vital evidence in support of your case can be lost in the wake of the accident. Your truck accident attorney will assist you in gathering evidence of the truck driver's negligence, which can include obtaining the delivery driver log, driver history, the truck's black box and more. Thorough investigations will greatly assist in your attorney obtaining for you the compensation you deserve.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Put Our Over 30 Years of Experience to Work on Your Case!

Delivery trucks are large vehicles that can inflict serious injuries if drivers behave in a negligent manner. If you have been involved in a delivery truck accident, contact the Georgia Truck Accident Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, as soon as possible after your accident. Our firm offers over 30 years of experience in car and truck accident cases. We accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. Prompt action is vital to the success of your truck accident case. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as your time to file a claim after the accident is limited. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Category: Truck Accidents

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