Florida Delivery Truck Accidents Lawyers
As e-commerce and online shopping begin to surpass brick-and-mortar stores, hundreds of thousands of people count on delivery services every day. As technology continues to evolve and online shopping continues to grow, so too does the number of delivery trucks on Florida’s already busy roads. Trucks from UPS, USPS, FedEx, Amazon, and food delivery companies fill the roads throughout Florida making deliveries as rapidly as they can. If you get into a collision with one of these vehicles, finding compensation from a responsible party can be a difficult process. If this happens, contact the lawyers at Freedland Harwin Valori, PL.
Liability for Delivery Truck Accidents
Liability for a delivery truck accident comes down to the question of fault. Who caused the crash? If the driver of the truck caused the accident through some act of negligence, liability can fall on both the driver and their employer. Drivers are also potentially not properly rested, rushing to make deliveries, or otherwise distracted. Trucking companies are usually liable for the actions of their employees.
For most car accident cases in Florida, victims have four years from the date of the accident to file a claim against the responsible party if the injuries were reasonably apparent at the time of the accident. If this party is a government entity, the deadline for filing is shorter. In most cases, victims must file a Notice of Intent with the alleged defendant within three years of the accident. If the claim is for wrongful death, claimants have two years from the date of death. Talk to a lawyer as soon as possible to be sure you do not miss an important deadline because this could result in the inability to recover damages.
Freedland Harwin Valori, PL Can Help You Recover Damages
Delivery truck accidents can happen because of a wide, complex variety of reasons, including negligent drivers, unsafe vehicles, roadway defects, and more. The lawyers at Freedland Harwin Valori, PL can work immediately to determine the cause(s) of your crash, determine liability in the crash, take legal action on your behalf to recover damages. We will fight insurance companies, delivery truck companies, government entities, and other parties in pursuit of maximum damage recovery. Call us today for a free consultation to discuss your options.
During your consultation, we’ll listen carefully to your story and tell you if we believe you have merit for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. We will inform you of the claims process, and help you file the correct paperwork within the applicable deadlines. Our team will be with you every step of the way, working hard to secure the best possible results.