Personal Injury | 2021-01-11 22:56:20

Delivery Truck Crashes

The 2020 holidays are bringing more deliveries, and that means more delivery trucks on our roads that can cause serious accidents and injuries. Always discuss your crash and legal options with a Bonney Lake personal injury lawyer

Whether you’re driving through the neighborhood streets of Bonney Lake or commuting daily on SR 410, you are likely to see a significant number of delivery trucks - especially around the holiday season.  These trucks can vary in size and weight, and they might include full-sized semi-trucks or smaller box trucks. 

When delivery trucks get into accidents, it can leave victims with extremely serious injuries and other significant losses.  Fortunately, by retaining an experienced Bonney Lake personal injury lawyer, victims can protect their rights and maximize the chances that they will obtain the compensation to which they are entitled under Washington law.

Can You Recover for Your Delivery Truck Accident?

If you were injured in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness or violation of safety rules, you will likely be able to recover compensation for all of your accident-related losses.  Some of the more common causes of delivery truck accidents that entitle victims to compensation include:

  • Speeding
  • Failing to use turn signals
  • Failing to adjust driving to adverse weather conditions
  • Distracted driving
  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Fatigued driving
  • Various traffic violations

After an accident, you should have an attorney review the facts of your case as soon as you can.  A lawyer will be able to analyze the facts of your crash and determine whether you are entitled to compensation.  In addition, your attorney will be able to identify all potentially liable parties.

How to Minimize Your Risk of Involvement in a Delivery Truck Accident

Fortunately, there are certain steps you can take to reduce the risk of getting into an accident with a delivery truck. 

Give them Plenty of Room

Large trucks require more to turn and stop than smaller passenger vehicles.  In addition, delivery trucks making their rounds stop and start often, increasing the risk of errors that can result in a serious accident.  The best way to reduce your risk of involvement in a crash with a delivery truck is to give them plenty of space whenever possible.

Stay Out of Their Blind Spots

Sometimes, you may not be able to give a delivery truck as much room as you want.  If you are in heavy traffic or can’t give a delivery truck space for some other reason, do your best to stay out of their blind stops.  Large trucks have blind spots around all four sides, so you should be extra careful when passing or being passed by a delivery truck.

Avoid Driving in Heavy Traffic or Bad Weather

Finally, if you can, avoid driving at peak traffic hours such as in the morning and just after the workday ends.  In addition, if there is bad weather, stay home if possible.  By avoiding heavy traffic and bad weather, you can ensure that you are able to stay away from large trucks and other hazards as much as possible.

Contact an Experienced Bonney Lake Personal Injury Lawyer

At Anderson Law, PLLC, we are dedicated to helping people injured in delivery truck accidents and other motor vehicle crashes recover the compensation to which they are entitled.  To schedule your free consultation, call (253) 862-1811 or contact us online today.