Austin Injury Attorney for Delivery Trucks and Other Commercial Vehicle Accidents
There are some 330,000 commercial truck accidents every year in the U.S. Have you been the victim of one of them? Contact Stephen G. Nagle today.
Delivery trucks are meant to make deliveries on time. They work under tight constraints which often results in the drivers speeding and driving recklessly. If you have been hit and injured by a delivery driver such as a semi-truck, moving truck, bus, etc., you could be eligible for compensation. Because of the massive size of most of these vehicles, the accidents often result in catastrophic damages and injuries.
Delivery and Commercial Truck Statistics
Although statistics like to show that commercial trucks are less likely to be involved in automobile accidents than other types of vehicles, it should still be noted that there are more than 330,000 commercial truck accidents annually in the U.S. Those accidents account for approximately 10% of all traffic-related facilities.
The Texas Department of Transportation shows that in 2017 there were 35,635 accidents involving commercial vehicles. Those crashes resulted in 1,529 incapacitating injuries, 601 fatalities, and thousands of property and personal injury damages.
What Caused the Accident?
One of the first things to determine when an accident involves a delivery truck or other large commercial vehicle is who or what caused the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney will evaluate the police reports and talk to witnesses to the accident to understand what happened leading up to, during, and after the crash. Other things reviewed could include the accident scene and property damage. After evaluating the accident, the attorney will then be able to determine the following:
- Was the driver of the delivery truck under the influence of alcohol or drugs, speeding, or driving recklessly?
- Did the trucking company fail to properly maintain the commercial vehicle?
- Were there poor road conditions or road construction hazards?
Knowing what caused the accident will help in determining all possible sources for recovery of compensation, especially if it is discovered that more than one party could be at fault.
Compensation for Accident Victims
Attorney Stephen G. Nagle has over three decades of experience advocating for the victims of delivery truck and other commercial vehicle accidents. These accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Delivery trucks
- Moving vans
- Garbage trucks
- Dump trucks
He will pursue every avenue to ensure that his clients receive the maximum compensation that is available to them. This compensation could include all medical expenses, loss of income, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Delivery Companies and Liability
People often mistakenly believe that the trucking companies behind these delivery trucks are rarely held liable for the accidents their trucks cause. In all actuality, trucking companies are frequently held liable because their negligence was a contributing factor in the accident. This could be due to failing to maintain the trucks, property train drivers, or failing to conduct background and drug checks on their drivers.
Never Rely on the Insurance Company
Although we like to think that the insurance company is on our side, they are not obligated to protect your rights. Instead, they are working to protect their own profits. That is why you need an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact the Law Office of Stephen G. Nagle today to schedule a consultation to determine what compensation you may be eligible for after being involved in a delivery truck accident.