When a delivery truck driver hits and injures you, you have the right to hold them and any other party involved accountable for their actions. Delivery drivers have strict deadlines they have to meet, but that’s no excuse for them to cause harm.
Our team at Morelli Law Firm is ready to help you find out if you qualify for a delivery truck accident. A truck accident lawyer in New York can represent you and defend your settlement if you qualify for a case.
Who Was Responsible for Your Injuries?
Several parties can be responsible for your injuries, even if they weren’t present at the scene of the accident. One of the parties that could be responsible for your injuries is the delivery truck’s manufacturer. If there was a faulty part that caused the truck to malfunction causing the crash, you could file a lawsuit against the manufacturer.
The driver of the delivery truck is another party that you could hold accountable for your injuries. The most common reason the truck driver is negligent is that they were driving distracted or under the influence and not following traffic laws. All of these behaviors show a disregard for other drivers, which violates the duty of care.
If the company of the delivery truck driver overscheduled the driver and disregarded their wellbeing, you could also file a claim against the company. Regardless of what delivery company it is, there are limits to what its delivery drivers can drive. If the company scheduled the driver that hit you for an excess amount of hours, the delivery company could be liable.
There are a few other parties that can be liable for your injuries, and a New York personal injury lawyer can tell you when you meet with one from our firm. Our team can help you identify the parties that are responsible for your injuries.
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How Can You Be Eligible for Compensation After a Delivery Truck Accident?
Besides having an injury from a delivery truck accident, there are a couple of other things you must do to qualify for compensation. To be able to obtain compensation for a delivery truck accident, you must:
File Your Claim on Time
New York’s statute of limitations gives you three years from the date of the delivery truck accident to file a personal injury claim. We recommend that you file much earlier than this, if possible. When you submit your claim before the deadline, you’re likely able to recover the maximum amount of compensation.
Sometimes you may have a longer or shorter to file a claim depending on your accident. A lawyer can tell you the exact amount of time you have to file so you don’t miss the deadline. If you do, you can’t file another claim or recover any type of compensation.
The second thing you need to do to be able to recover compensation is to prove that the parties responsible were negligent in their actions. You must prove that the party owed you a duty of care which states that drivers should make an effort to avoid harming others. Then you must prove that they broke the duty of care.
This is usually proven with actions such as drunk driving or failing to follow traffic laws. The third element you must prove is that their lack of care resulted in injuries. Our delivery truck accident lawyers in New York can prove this with evidence.
The last element that you must prove is that the actions of the negligent parties resulted in actual damages. This means that you’ve had financial and non-financial damages that have affected you.
We understand that this may sound overwhelming, but our team of attorneys can help you file your claim and prove the negligence of the correct parties. Then you can rest assured that you qualify for compensation, and we can fight for it.
What Damages Can You Collect After a Delivery Truck Accident in New York?
A delivery truck accident is the last thing you were probably expecting when you got on the road the day the accident occurred. You may have suffered severe losses that have affected you physically, financially, and emotionally. And a New York delivery truck accident lawyer can help you recover damages such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Medical bills
- Loss of enjoyment of life and/or companionship
- Mental anguish
- Loss of income
- Property damage
There may be other damages that you can recover and pay for other costs you may face from the accident. Lawyers at our firm can review your accident, tell you if you have a case, and identify the damages your injuries qualify you for.
Contact Morelli Law Firm to Get Help with Your Delivery Truck Accident
If you were injured in a delivery truck accident in New York, our lawyers at the Morelli Law Firm are ready to help. We can examine your case and tell you what the best course of action is for your situation. If you have a case, we can fight for your compensation.
Call us or get in touch with us via our contact form on our website to get a free case evaluation.