Delivery Truck Accident Attorney in Tampa
What to Do After a Big Rig Accident
The Capaz Law Firm represents those who have been injured by corporate / commercial vehicles and delivery trucks accidents in Florida. We are familiar with the liability issues involved in truck accidents involving large commercial trucks, service trucks, freight shipping trucks and delivery vehicles, including UPS, FedEx and other types of trucks.
Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery truck accidents are common because the delivery drivers often work under a lot of pressure. Drivers spend countless hours on the road, they have strict schedules to keep, and sometimes their pay is based on how quickly they deliver a load. Daily stress and efforts to get the job done quickly can lead to reckless and careless actions and can cause serious accidents.
Tired truck drivers are a leading cause of truck accidents. Spending hours on the road can be utterly exhausting. But the job’s not done until it’s done. It is common for truck drivers to be paid based upon the number of miles they drive. Often, delivery drivers continue to drive even though they need to rest. Some drivers turn to alternatives, such as coffee or coke, to stay awake. Other drivers rely upon certain drugs to help them to stay alert. Unfortunately, these drugs can have unwanted side effects, and drivers can become jittery or aggressive and suffer from slowed reaction time. There is no substitute for a good night’s sleep. Eventually, tired drivers will make mistakes while on the road and pushing through to make final deliveries. We are all at the mercy of these tired delivery truck drivers.
Traffic is stressful, and, unfortunately, it is an unavoidable part of life. This is especially true for delivery truck drivers who maintain tight delivery schedules. Traffic can cause drivers to become behind schedule, thus, causing them to rush to make up any time delay. This is a major cause of delivery truck accidents in Tampa. Hurried drivers are aggressive, make fast decisions and take more risks on the road to save time. One small judgment lapse (whether it’s a last-minute turn or running a red light) can cause a devastating accident with an innocent driver or pedestrian.
Sometimes delivery truck accidents occur due to mechanical failure. This may be due to the failure to perform regular vehicle inspections, or it could be due to a manufacturer defect. Determination of the cause of the accident helps to identify the responsible and liable party(ies), as well as any person or party who should be included in the claim for damages (such as delivery truck driver, the trucking company and/or the delivery vehicle manufacturer).
Another cause of truck accidents is distracted driving. Everyone who drives a vehicle is responsible for staying alert and paying attention to the road. However, sometimes truck drivers get distracted which can be very dangerous. Whether they’re using their cell phone to talk or text, reading information on a clipboard, scanner or computer, or reaching for something inside the vehicle, delivery truck drivers who take their eyes off the road can cause devastating accidents.
Contact a Tampa Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
If you or your family member has been involved in a delivery truck accident in Tampa with a distracted driver, contact the Capaz Law Firm today. We will discuss your case, help you through the claims process and help you get the full compensation you deserve for your injury. Let our experienced team of professionals fight for you. Call (813) 440-2700 for your free consultation.
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