Maximizing Compensation for Victims of Commercial Vehicle Collisions
In theory, delivery vehicle drivers should exercise even more care behind the wheel than the average motorist. After all, these vehicles are large, they carry heavy freight, and they often operate in residential areas. They even drive directly to homes, offices, apartments, and schools.
Unfortunately, delivery drivers aren’t always as careful as they should be. Even worse, their employers sometimes pressure them to take risks for the sake of efficiency. Desperate to schedule more deliveries and make more money, delivery companies might create unrealistic itineraries for their employees. They sometimes hire dangerous or untrained workers, overload their trucks, or implicitly encourage drivers to skip sleep and stay on the road.
As a result, delivery vehicle accidents are an all-too-common reality in Indiana, and the victims can face terrible injuries in the aftermath.
The good news is that victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries if they result from the delivery driver’s negligence. In almost all cases, that compensation is awarded in the form of money. The bad news is that the delivery companies — and their insurers — make life very hard on victims. Without an experienced personal injury attorney to fight for their rights, many victims have their claims diminished or denied.
Eskew Law is an Indianapolis law firm for the victims of commercial trucking collisions, including delivery vehicle accidents. If you – or someone you love – are suffering after a delivery wreck, our injury attorneys can intervene and take a stand for justice on your behalf.
Our job is to maximize our clients’ financial compensation and insist on justice from the insurance companies involved.
Because these cases are so overwhelming for the victims, we offer contingency-fee arrangements for our clients, meaning you don’t pay us unless (and until) we recover money for your claim.
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FAQ: Are Delivery Vehicles Regulated Under Federal or Indiana State Law?
Yes. Federal law regulates commercial truck drivers. Among other things, the law stipulates how long they can spend on the road without taking a break, and it mandates adequate resting periods as part of their work schedule.
Additionally, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration oversees the operation of many major carriers and delivery companies, including organizations we’re all familiar with, like FedEx and UPS. These regulations cover everything from training and drug testing to working conditions and truck maintenance.
If you’ve been injured, you might not know whether the driver (or the employer) were in violation of state or federal law. The Indianapolis delivery vehicle accident attorneys at Eskew Law can work with investigators to uncover any potential infractions. You might be surprised by just how frequently these kinds of accidents are caused by a company breaking the law.
Even if the driver didn’t violate a specific federal regulation, the company can usually still be held liable for its driver’s negligence on the road.
FAQ: How Much Is a Delivery Vehicle Accident Lawsuit Worth?
No one can tell you in advance whether you’ll win a lawsuit or exactly how much money you’ll recover if you do.
However, the legal team at Eskew Law can help you understand what your case might be worth, how much victims in similar situations have recovered, and what we can do to help.
Our clients’ recoveries often include compensation for:
- Physical injuries, pain, and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Medical bills
- The cost of ongoing care
- Lost wages from time out of work, both present and future
- The loss of a loved one’s support and companionship
- Bad faith on the part of the insurance companies (in exceptional cases)
- And more, depending on the facts and circumstances of the accident.
In many cases, we are able to secure a private settlement for our clients so they never have to go to court. That said, if justice demands we take your claim to trial, that’s something we are always willing and prepared to do.
Free Case Review with an Indianapolis Delivery Accident Attorney
Speak to an experienced accident and injury attorney prior to settling with the delivery company or their insurance providers. You may be entitled to much more than you realize. Remember: the defendants aren’t on your side.
To explore your options and the potential value of your claim, please contact our office and set up a free case review. Simply call our Indianapolis office at 317-974-0177 or contact us online.