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In many instances, commercial truck operators, including delivery truck drivers, are in a hurry to meet deadlines and arrive at their final destinations as soon as possible. Some trucking companies even encourage drivers to drive fast, increasing their chances of causing an accident. Since delivery trucks are much heavier and larger than the average passenger vehicle on the road, when one of these trucks collides with a smaller vehicle, the results can be devastating.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle collision that was caused by a delivery truck driver, the Kansas car accident attorneys at Pyle Law are ready to help. Our legal team will investigate how your accident happened and may be able to pursue damages against the negligent driver and/or the trucking company on your behalf. Please give us a call today to learn more about how we can assist you with your personal injury claim or lawsuit.
When a large delivery truck strikes a smaller passenger vehicle, the driver and any occupants of the smaller vehicle may suffer serious injuries. These potential injuries can include soft tissue injuries, bone fractures, spinal cord damage, internal injuries, traumatic brain injuries, and paralysis.
Any of these types of injuries can lead to long-term medical treatment, physical and occupational therapy, costly medical procedures (including surgeries and injections), and missed time from work. Injured accident victims may also incur pain and suffering, mental distress, loss of earning capacity, and loss of consortium.
There are several individuals and entities who may be responsible for some or all of the injuries and damages in a delivery truck accident. First and foremost, the negligent truck driver can be liable if he or she violated a traffic law, was speeding, or otherwise operated his or her delivery truck in a careless and reckless manner at the time of the collision.
In addition to the truck driver, the owner of a company truck may also be fully or partially to blame if an agency was involved. There may be an agency claim if the truck driver was operating the truck as part of his or her job duties – and while the driver was within the scope of his or her employment. Finally, the owner of a company truck may be liable for negligent hiring or for negligently retaining a problem driver (i.e., a driver with a history of prior moving violations).
An experienced Kansas car accident attorney can determine the identity of any and all responsible parties and will proceed with filing your claim or lawsuit accordingly.
If you have been injured in a collision that involved a delivery truck, the experienced attorneys at Pyle Law are ready to assist you with your claim or lawsuit. To schedule a free case evaluation and legal consultation with a Kansas car accident lawyer, please call us at (888) 381-1155 or contact us online to learn more about how we can assist you.