The boom in e-commerce companies, such as Amazon, has spurred a growing demand for delivery services in Pennsylvania and across the country. The demand for these services has been growing so rapidly that delivery companies are struggling to keep up. Because of this, companies have placed greater importance on delivering as fast as possible instead of properly training their drivers. This type of behavior and lack of proper training can often lead to a delivery truck accident.
Day after day, delivery truck drivers, experienced or untrained, work extremely long hours. These drivers may also ignore the rules of the road to complete a sometimes unattainable goal of deliveries. With the holiday season right around the corner, these delivery truck drivers will be out in full force. This on its own, without the dangers of minimal training, can increase the risk of an accident.
What Causes a Delivery Truck Accident?
Delivery trucks can create extremely dangerous conditions for the vehicles they share the roads with. In cities like Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Harrisburg, and Scranton, drivers often have to park dangerously and pull out onto busy streets when making deliveries. The lack of experience, which we mentioned earlier, can lead to an accident in this type of scenario.
Aside from a lack of experience or improper training, other factors of delivery truck accidents in Pennsylvania can include:
- Drowsy driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Distracted driving
- Poor vehicle maintenance
- Improper use of signals
When accidents are caused by one of the reasons above, there is usually a liable party or parties responsible for what had occurred. Responsible parties could range from the truck driver to the truck manufacturer, and could even include the company that loaded the cargo into the delivery truck.
Determining liability is not something you should have to fear or deal with on your own. A truck accident attorney from Fellerman & Ciarimboli will help investigate your case to find out who is responsible for your injuries.
Leading Delivery Services
In some cases, a delivery company can be liable for your accident. Some of the most common delivery services in Pennsylvania include the United States Postal Service (USPS), FedEx, United Parcel Service (UPS), and XPO Logistics.
These companies are enormous corporate entities and have a considerable amount of resources to defend themselves against lawsuits involving accidents. That’s why having a legal team on your side that has an outstanding record of success in truck accident verdicts and settlements is crucial to your outcome.
Contact Our Delivery Truck Accident Attorneys Today!
When selecting an attorney for your accident, results matter. If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident with a delivery truck in Pennsylvania, don’t delay. The delivery truck accident lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli are ready to take your case. Contact us today for a free consultation.