If you are injured as a result of an accident with a delivery van, a St. Petersburg delivery van accident lawyer can help you receive a fair settlement that pays for your damages.
Serious accidents can turn lives upside down. However, we could help you put the pieces back together. The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can take care of the legal issues while you are on the road to recovery.
How a St. Petersburg Delivery Van Accident Lawyer From Our Firm Can Help
Your accident lawyer can help you with getting justice and compensation, protect your legal rights, and look out for your best interests at all times.
Gather Evidence for Your Claim
In order to have a case against a delivery van driver, company, or third-party vendor, you will need to prove negligence with the appropriate evidence. Your St. Petersburg delivery van accident lawyer can gather the necessary documents, such as police reports, medical reports, and witness statements, and build your case against the negligent party.
Communicate and Negotiate With Insurance Companies
Negotiating with the other party’s insurance company can get tricky in a delivery van accident as there could be several at-fault parties and several insurers. The best course of action for a claimant can be to hire one of our lawyers to handle the insurance companies, as victims could potentially leave money on the table when attempting negotiations on their own.
Having an attorney on your side can also signal to the insurance companies that you are determined about pursuing what is due to you. Since most personal injury cases are resolved with a settlement out of court, according to the American Bar Association (ABA), having a lawyer from our team manage the claims process could work to your benefit.
Damages in Delivery Van Accidents
Delivery vans are large and heavy vehicles and can potentially cause great damage to a passenger vehicle car and its occupants. Medical expenses can be astronomical with serious and permanent injuries. Let us not forget the missed time from work and resulting income losses that could stretch into the future, especially with accidents where the victim has suffered extensive injuries.
If this has happened to you, a lawyer with us can leave no stone unturned to get you the compensation you need to go on with your life. Medical expenses you could recover with a personal injury claim or lawsuit can include:
- Emergency room care
- Hospital stays
- Specialist appointments
- Medical equipment
- Physical therapy
- All future medical expenses related to the accident
You could also recover other economic as well as non-economic damages, including but not limited to:
- Income losses and future income loss
- Transport costs
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of life enjoyment
- Loss of a limb or a sense
Compensation will depend on your specific delivery van accident and any injuries you suffered, as well as the extent to which these injuries could influence your future life and career.
Causes of Delivery Van Accidents
There can potentially be a variety of different causes for delivery van accidents, including but not limited to:
Fatigued and Overworked Drivers
Delivery van drivers can face intense pressure from their company and may spend long hours on the road without adequate breaks. Although companies and drivers have to observe certain laws that regulate the work hours of drivers, a negligent company may pressure drivers into working excess hours. Tired drivers can make critical driving errors or, in the worst case, fall asleep at the wheel.
Lack of Service and Maintenance of Delivery Vans
Lack of maintenance and service can potentially cause mechanical faults and problems. Faulty brakes or worn tires, for example, can cause devastating accidents that could have been avoidable.
Negligent Hiring Practices
Delivery companies are required to hire safe drivers, which should include checking a driver’s background and driving record. Not doing so could potentially make a company at least partially liable for an accident and a victim’s damages even if the driver caused the accident.
Lack of Driver Training
A company should also train its drivers adequately and comprehensively. Lack of training can potentially play a role in accidents.
Most motor vehicle accidents are caused by driver error, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Hence, there can be a number of driver-related reasons for crashes, including:
- Driving intoxicated
- Violating traffic laws
- Ignoring traffic signs and signals
- Driving distracted
If your accident was caused by a delivery van driver, you could potentially have several avenues for pursuing compensation, including the driver, delivery company, a third party, and a van manufacturer, and others.
While these types of accidents can be complex, a St. Petersburg delivery van accident lawyer knows how to handle such cases. We can help you determine all negligent parties and pursue adequate compensation. Contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today to find out if you have a case.
Call Our Attorneys Now For Help
Delivery van accidents can require a lengthy investigation, potentially involving expert witnesses and accident reconstruction experts. A St Petersburg delivery van accident lawyer can take your claim into their hands and see it through to the end.
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine can fight for what you deserve, defending your best interests all the way. If someone else caused your injuries and other damages, we will leave no stone unturned in getting you justice. If we do not win, there will be no fees to pay. Get the process started and contact the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine now at 1-800-747-3733.
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