Delivery Truck Accidents
Every year, thousands of fatal accidents involving commercial vehicles
occur. Even those who have the fortune to survive a
truck accident will commonly be left with life-changing
catastrophic injuries. The size and weight of delivery trucks, combined with the loads that
they carry, pose significant risks to smaller cars and other passenger
vehicles. While we have very enviable road and traffic standards in the
United States, it still remains a challenge to share the road with commercial
trucks. An impact with a fully loaded delivery vehicle can often render
an automobile destroyed, with relatively little damage to the truck or
driver. This is true even at the comparatively low speeds on the city
and residential streets where St. Louis delivery trucks make their rounds.
The number of FedEx and UPS deliveries each and every day is astronomical.
Added to this number are the myriad of other delivery services, including
local vendors such as florist vans, food trucks and furniture transport.
When a delivery truck accident takes place, the financial and emotional
toll can be quite heavy. Dealing with the needs of loved ones can be consuming,
and without adequate financial compensation, it can be close to impossible.
Fortunately, you can find help in claiming compensation for
truck driver negligence by working with the Missouri truck accident lawyers at Meyerkord &
Additional Information on Delivery and Commercial Trucks
Delivery trucks make their money based on the volume and punctuality of
the deliveries. Missing schedules or low volume eats into the company's
profit and can even lead to job loss for habitually underperforming truck
drivers. This creates an atmosphere of extreme pressure to deliver packages
as quickly as possible. Coupled with this pressure is the fact that delivery
drivers tend to get used to their routine and will often fail to pay full
attention to their duties or may begin to take unnecessary risks on the
roads. Speed comes at the cost of safety when corners are cut to make
an on-time delivery. Carelessness and negligence are natural consequences
of such working conditions. Find out more about your rights after a serious
truck accident; call our Missouri truck accident lawyers today to schedule
your initial consultation.