We depend on delivery vans from Amazon and FedEx to get what we need. Yet, we also depend on motorists to drive safely.
If you were hurt in a collision involving a delivery van, you have legal options with the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine. A Cape Coral delivery van accident lawyer can manage your case and everything it requires, from evidence collection to negotiations. We also offer free, no-obligation case reviews.
You Must File Your Lawsuit Within the Appropriate Deadline
For delivery van and other truck accidents, you generally have four years to file a lawsuit. Florida Statutes § 95.11 also notes that, if you lost a loved one, you may have two years to file your wrongful death case. This deadline is critical to your case’s success because if you don’t file on time, you could lose the right to seek damages.
With our accident lawyers serving Cape Coral on your side, you don’t have to worry about any impending deadlines; that’s our job. We will manage your case’s filing procedures and everything it entails.
There Are Other Reasons to Consider Prompt Legal Action
There are several reasons why prompt legal action could be in your best interest:
- Valuable evidence that supports your case may erode or disappear.
- Witnesses can become unavailable.
- Requesting certain items can take time.
You want as much supporting information as possible to bolster your claim or lawsuit. By taking prompt legal action, you can secure time-sensitive evidence before it disappears.
What a Delivery Van Accident Lawyer Can Do for You
Delivery trucks can weigh as much as 20 times more than a passenger car. Injuries from these collisions can be significant, life-changing, and fatal.
A delivery van accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can objectively evaluate your injuries and explore all possible legal options. Florida has confusing liability and negligence laws, and you might rest easier knowing that your rights are protected.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine offers you:
- A free, no-obligation consultation by phone, at your home, or in the hospital
- A deep understanding of truck accidents, including those that involve Amazon, UPS, FedEx, and other carriers
- Personalized, responsive client service
- Assistance in getting medical care or booking appointments
- Your attorney’s cell phone number because your questions and concerns are important
- Contingency fee-based services—we do not get paid until you do
We cannot guarantee your case’s outcome, but once you hire us, you have our word that our legal team will do everything possible to recover compensation on your behalf.
Damages You Could Recover After a Delivery Van Accident
There is rarely a “minor” accident when it involves a delivery van and another driver, pedestrian, bicyclist, or motorcyclist.
That is why you should not hesitate to hire a Cape Coral delivery van accident lawyer who can pursue compensation for you, such as:
- Lost pay due to injuries
- Property damage costs
- Medical treatment, including medical tests, scans, and surgery
- Ambulance rides
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced or lost future earnings due to long-term medical issues, disability, or disfigurement caused by your injuries
- Loss of companionship or consortium
It is your right to have an attorney of your choosing to be with you throughout this ordeal. You do not have to suffer through this challenging time alone.
What to Do If You’re in a Cape Coral Delivery Van Accident
We’ve seen it before—you’re on State Road 884 in Lee County. You have your kids in the car. Then, the delivery truck next to you sideswipes your minivan. Suddenly, a routine outing turns into a trip to the hospital.
What you do after getting hurt is crucial to your case’s outcome. If possible, we recommend that you:
- Seek medical care and follow your treatment plan
- Document your losses, such as damage to your vehicle
- Refrain from giving the claims adjuster a recorded statement
- Avoid sharing your opinion about fault
- Limit what you share on social media about the collision
- Notify your insurance provider
- Keep all documentation related to your collision-related expenses
When you’re ready to partner with our team, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is ready to help you. We can file paperwork, stay on top of deadlines, collect evidence, and calculate an appropriate settlement amount based on your injuries and damages.
Responsibility for Your Damages in a Delivery Van Accident
There are a few potential resources that a delivery van accident lawyer from our firm will consider when pursuing compensation, including:
- Filing a claim with your personal injury protection (PIP) insurance
- Filing a claim against the other driver’s insurance
- Filing a claim against the delivery company’s commercial insurance
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit naming all liable parties
Delivery companies and other employers may be held liable for an employee’s actions. In our experience, it is preferable to pursue a claim or legal action against the company rather than the driver personally. That’s because delivery companies generally have more financial resources than individuals.
How Florida Insurance Laws Affect You After an Accident
Florida is a “no-fault” state for motor vehicle accidents. Under Florida Statutes § 627.7407, the first $10,000 in medical bills and lost pay are covered by your own PIP coverage—even if you did not cause or contribute to the accident.
However, many people are not familiar with their insurance coverage. A lawyer with our firm can review your policy to help you recover the benefits that you pay premiums to receive.
We Handle All Types of Accident Cases
Our law firm was founded in 2006 with a commitment to help injured clients recover money damages.
Call for a free consultation if you or a loved one has been injured in a:
- Drunk driving accident
- Distracted driving accident
- Drowsy driving accident
- Hit-and-run accident
- Failure-to-yield accident
- Reckless driving accident
- Cargo spillage accident
Our legal team can file an insurance claim and negotiate a settlement.
Commonly Asked Questions About Delivery Van Accident Cases
Some questions you may have on your mind include:
Can I Represent Myself?
You can, but that doesn’t mean you should. Unless you have experience or knowledge of the legal system, you may not be prepared to tackle the ins and outs of insurance companies alone. Additionally, while you’re dealing with a serious condition, you might not have time to file a lawsuit.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine has the experience and knowledge to help get you what you deserve. Remember: we also work on contingency, so you don’t pay anything out of pocket for our help.
Can I Still Pursue Damages If I Contributed to the Collision?
As noted, Florida’s a no-fault state, so you can recover damages even if you contributed to the crash. Yet, this could affect how much money you can get. Your portion of fault, along with other factors, will determine what you can recover.
What Are Some Causes of Delivery Van Accidents?
Many consumers rely on delivery services for everything from groceries to pet supplies. This demand puts pressure on delivery van drivers, and the stress and fatigue of long hours is a primary cause of truck accidents, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
Truck drivers who drive for more than eight hours are twice as likely to be in an accident, according to the IIHS. If a delivery company forces a driver to exceed their drivable hours, it can be held liable for your accident.
Call Us to Learn About Potential Compensation
If you or a loved one was injured in a collision with a delivery truck, call the office of a Cape Coral delivery van accident lawyer today. You could be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost pay, car repairs and rental, and other damages.
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