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Causes of Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery truck drivers often work under a lot of pressure. They 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. This daily stress can sometimes lead to reckless behavior which can cause devastating accidents.

Driver Fatigue

Spending hours on the road can be utterly exhausting. But the job’s not done until it’s done. Often, drivers must keep driving even when they need to rest. This is when drivers turn to alternatives to stay awake. This may include a cup of coffee or a soda. For some, this means taking certain drugs that help them stay awake. The problem is that these drugs can have unwanted side effects. Drivers can become jittery or aggressive. They may even suffer from slowed reaction time. The bottom line is that nothing can truly substitute sleep, and tired drivers eventually make mistakes on the road. While they are pushing through to make their final deliveries, you are at the mercy of their tired driving.

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Heavy Traffic

Traffic is simply an unavoidable part of life. We’ve all had to deal with it some time or another and we all know how stressful heavy traffic can be. This is especially true for delivery truck drivers who are on tight schedules to make their runs. Traffic can put them behind schedule which could make them rush to catch up later. This is one of the main reasons why delivery truck accidents happen. Hurried drivers may speed, may be more aggressive, may make faster decisions and may take more risks on the road to save time. It only takes one lapse in judgment, whether it’s a last-minute turn or running a red light, to cause a serious accident with an innocent driver or pedestrian.

Mechanical Problems

Sometimes delivery truck accidents occur due to mechanical failure. This may be due to a lack of regular inspection of the vehicle, or it could be a manufacturer defect. Determining the cause of the accident lets you know who is responsible and who should be included in your claim for damages. This may include the delivery truck driver, the trucking company and/or the vehicle manufacturer.

Distracted Driving

Another cause of delivery truck accidents is distracted driving. Simply put, everyone who gets behind the wheel of a vehicle is responsible for staying alert and paying attention to the road. However, sometimes delivery truck drivers get distracted which can be very dangerous. Whether they’re using a cell phone to talk or text, reading information on a clipboard or scanner, or reaching for something inside the vehicle, delivery truck drivers who take their eyes off the road can cause serious accidents.


Contact a Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer in Tampa

If you’ve been involved in a delivery truck accident in Tampa, 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) 280-5555 for your free consultation.

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$202,230,000.00

Drunk driver crossed into Plaintiff’s lane of travel causing the crash. Plaintiff was pregnant at the time and trapped inside the vehicle until she was extricated. The heavy impact caused a placental abruption, cutting off the oxygen supply to Plaintiff’s unborn child. As a result, the child sustained a traumatic brain injury.

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$2,000,000.00

Defendant truck driver drove through a stop sign and crashed into the client’s vehicle. Initially, the defendant truck driver denied liability and tried to hide insurance coverage. The trucking company, who employed the driver and owned the truck, tried to hide data but we were able to obtain independent evidence.

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$878,000.00

Defendant was using a social media application while driving at an unlawful rate of speed, and he crossed into the client’s lane of travel. The crash resulted in a fractured leg and broken clavicle. The insurance company failed to act in good faith and paid extra contractual money.

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$1,125,000.00

Defendant was speeding and crashed into our client, a pedestrian. Our client sustained an injury to his head and fractured ribs. He was treated at the hospital and subsequently referred to doctors for treatment until he obtained a full recovery.

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$567,661.36

Client was driving his motorcycle when the Defendant, who was driving an SUV in the opposite direction, made a left turn directly in front of our client’s travel path and struck his motorcycle. Our client sustained tibia and fibula fractures. Initially, defendant denied liability. The court granted Plaintiff’s Motion for Summary Judgment as to liability, and the jury awarded the Plaintiff a verdict in the amount of $567,661.35.

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$593,333.00

Clients were passengers in a vehicle involved in a rollover accident, and the defendant driver denied liability. One client suffered wrist and heal fractures, and the other client suffered a slight concussion. The court granted the Plaintiffs’ Motions for Summary Judgment as to liability. Both clients reached a full medical recovery. We were able to reduce all outstanding medical bills to a minimal amount, thus, maximizing the gross recovery for the clients.

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$200,000.00

Client was riding his bicycle at night on Tampa Street, when a vehicle struck him while it was merging onto the road. Client sustained a broken clavicle. The defendant driver denied liability and claimed that our client was responsible for the accident because he did not have a proper light attached to the front of his bike. The defense hired an accident reconstruction expert to argue that our client was liable for the crash. The jury disagreed and assigned 85% fault on the defendant driver.

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$760,000.00

Client was sideswiped by a driver causing his vehicle to roll. He was transported to the hospital with a compression fracture and was recommended surgery. The client was very active and fit prior to the crash and, thus, felt reluctant to surgery. Client was referred for a second opinion, and, ultimately, client recovered with a brace and physical therapy. After our thorough coverage investigation revealed multiple insurance policies applicable to the incident, we were able to negotiate a significant recovery from three of four insurance companies just before trial. The fourth insurance company disputed insurance coverage and refused to respond to the lawsuit filed on behalf of our client. A judgment was obtained and the insurance company filed a Declaratory Action, which resulted in a jury verdict in favor of our client and accessing costs against the insurance company for wrongfully denying the claim.

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$375,000.00

Clients were involved in an automobile accident with resulting injuries. The insurance company claimed the injuries were soft tissue and pre-existing, and presented a very low offer of less than $15,000. However, the auto accident resulted in surgery for one client and physical therapy for the other client. Ultimately, we recovered $375,000.00 on behalf of our clients. Our office worked to have the clients’ medical bills significantly reduced; thus, maximizing the gross recovery for the clients.

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$273,000.00

Pedestrian was struck while standing outside of his truck in a gated neighborhood and sustained a broken collar bone. The insurance company failed to act in good faith when it failed to timely resolve the claim. We alleged that the failure to act in the best interest of the insurer’s own insureds was tantamount to bad faith. The Court ordered arbitration, and an independent arbitrator heard arguments presented by both sides and ultimately awarded the Plaintiff $273,000.00. The insurance company subsequently agreed to resolve the matter for a negotiated amount that included resolution of any attorney’s fees and costs.

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