Holding Delivery Companies Accountable for Accidents Caused by Their Drivers and Vehicles
Traffic accidents cause thousands of deaths and hundreds of thousands of injuries every year. Among these accidents are many involving commercial vehicles. Delivery trucks and vans are a common sight on highways and residential streets throughout Illinois. These vehicles are designed differently than passenger vehicles and are prone to certain types of accidents, including backup accidents. Accidents involving delivery vehicles raise issues that other accidents do not. If you have been injured by a delivery truck, you should work with attorneys who have experience in commercial vehicle crashes.
At the Law Offices of Mathys & Schneid, we are dedicated to helping our clients get maximum compensation for the harm they have suffered. We have the experience and resources to hold even the largest companies accountable for accidents caused by their drivers and vehicles. We can represent you against any delivery company, including:
- U.S. Postal Service
- Local couriers
- And many more companies
Delivery Truck Crashes and Negligence
Delivery trucks operate under conditions that can increase the chances of an accident. Delivery drivers must go wherever the package is headed. They are not always familiar with the roads they are driving on. Deadlines can cause delivery drivers to keep driving when they are tired or sick. They may be faced with distractions that increase the likelihood of a crash. Some companies hire drivers whose records make them unfit for driving work. Other companies fail to properly train their drivers in the safe operation of delivery vehicles. Finally, issues such as truck maintenance and illegal parking while making a delivery need to be investigated following a crash.
Pedestrians and drivers and passengers in other vehicles are all at risk when a delivery truck is operated or maintained negligently. Given the hours and miles that these trucks cover every day, a delivery company can endanger countless lives through careless or negligent practices. A delivery truck being driven by a negligent driver down Interstate 88, I-55, I-355 or any residential street is a disaster waiting to happen. If you are injured by a delivery truck, you deserve to be compensated.
Protect Your Rights After a Delivery Truck Accident
Large carriers often employ teams of lawyers to limit their exposure to accident claims. They know how to avoid paying you what you are owed following an accident. You need skilled legal representation to take on the delivery company and get full compensation for your injuries. Contact our law firm by calling 630-848-9294 or email us.