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Delivery Van Accident Lawyer

Small businesses and online sales have led to a boom in local deliveries. This has led to a sharp increase in city traffic from delivery vans and light cargo. When these vehicles get tangled up in traffic accidents, they can cause serious injuries — even deaths.fleet of delivery vans

If you have gotten into an accident with a delivery van, Auger & Auger  Accident and Injury Lawyers wants to provide a personal injury attorney who can help you seek the compensation you need. Our experienced delivery van accident lawyers know the legal strategies that can hold delivery companies liable and help you pursue the maximum amount of compensation available.

Many delivery companies have huge insurance companies insuring them for millions of dollars in coverage. These insurers hire aggressive legal teams to limit the amount they pay out in accident compensation.

Auger & Auger Accident and Injury Lawyers promises to fight insurance companies and not back down in our pursuit of fair compensation for all of your injuries and damages.

Find out how much your case could potentially be worth when you call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule a free, no-obligation case review with an experienced delivery van accident attorney today.

Delivery Van Accident Statistics

Deliveries all across the U.S. have increased dramatically in the past few decades. Growth has come partially from a rise in small businesses, but mostly from skyrocketing online purchases by everyday consumers.

According to a joint study by two New York colleges, online shopping has increased 20% each year. A study by Texas A&M found that while delivery trucks make up just 7% of traffic in the U.S., they cause 28% of the congestion problems in cities and small towns alike. Things have gotten so bad that in densely populated cities like New York, traffic can grind to a standstill while delivery vans park to make their rounds.

Some of the top delivery companies in the U.S. include:

Delivery vans are the third-highest culprits for road fatalities, according to the CDC. They are involved in approximately 11% of all fatal accidents.

Who Pays for My Injury Costs After a Delivery Van Accident?

Most states follow “at fault” statutes. This means that if someone is injured in an accident with a delivery van, they can obtain compensation for their medical bills and other injury costs if they are able to prove that the van was at fault.

Proving fault usually involves establishing negligence. Negligence is a legal concept that, in a nutshell, argues that the injury victim would not have gotten hurt had the delivery driver (or their employer) followed the law and exercised “ordinary care” as a “reasonable person” might.

After an accident involving a delivery van, injury victims will most often seek compensation from any or all of the following parties:

  • The employer of the delivery driver: The legal doctrine of “respondeat superior” or “let the master answer” holds employers accountable for damages caused by their employees. Employers can also be directly responsible if they overwork their drivers, fail to follow safety regulations, or generally encourage reckless employee behaviors.
  • The general contractor who pays the delivery driver: Many delivery drivers who work for Amazon and other delivery companies are technically contractors, but their general contractor can still be held responsible for accident costs in many instances.
  • The manufacturer of the vehicle or its safety equipment: When an accident was caused partially or completely by a vehicle flaw or defect, then a manufacturer can sometimes be held liable for its costs.
  • The designer of the intersection or thru-way: In rare cases, an accident was caused by a design flaw in a building, parking lot, private road, public block, intersection, or highway. Arguing that a design flaw caused an accident can be tough, but successful cases hold governments and builders liable for dangerous designs.
How Can an Attorney Help Me Seek Compensation?

People who have been hurt in an accident with a delivery van have to somehow prove that the driver, their employer, or another party caused the accident through their negligence.

Sometimes, this is an easy process because the accident was clearly caused by the van.

Other times, the victim must use evidence and strong legal arguments to convince insurers — or a jury — that the other party was responsible for the accident and its damages.

Common “damages” or delivery van crash-related losses include:

  • Medical bills, past, and future
  • Related out-of-pocket expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Pain and suffering
  • Vehicle repairs
  • Personal property replacement

Hiring an attorney from an experienced delivery van accident law firm like Auger & Auger gives you the legal resources to seek the highest amount of compensation possible for your injuries.

Your lawyer will investigate your case, file all the necessary paperwork, argue against common defenses against liability and relentlessly pursue all potentially liable parties on your behalf.

Big insurance companies use any tactics they have available to reduce the value of your claim or deny it altogether. They may argue that some of your medical costs weren’t reasonable or necessary for your recovery, for instance. In other cases, they may argue that you were the one who was actually at fault for the accident.

Auger & Auger refuses to be intimidated by tactics insurers use. We never back down, and when insurers refuse to settle, we are willing to take your case to court to convince a jury if that’s what it takes.

Contact a Delivery Van Accident Attorney Who Will Fight for You

The delivery van accident attorneys at Auger & Auger want to help you build the strongest case possible. Whether you were hurt in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia or Florida, we are ready to review your case.

If you have been hurt in an accident with a delivery truck or other cargo vehicle, find out what your legal options are for getting the money you need to pay off your bills during a free, no-obligation case review.

Auger & Auger also never charges you for our services unless we are able to get you some compensation for your injuries.

Call (855) 969-5624 or contact us online to schedule your free appointment now.