To pursue compensation for injuries, victims typically file injury insurance claims with one or more liable parties. To win, a claim must be built on strong evidence and sound legal arguments. If the at-fault vehicle is a United States Postal Service (USPS) truck, there is an added layer of complexity in dealing with the federal government. The rules to recover compensation are different and tend to favor government services.
A knowledgeable mail/delivery truck accident attorney can determine who is at fault and liable for a victim’s damages. Whether it’s the driver, the truck’s owner, cargo loaders, the manufacturer of a defective part, government, or another third party, a skilled mail and delivery truck accident lawyer can identify them and fight to hold them accountable.
What causes mail and delivery truck accidents?
Mail and delivery trucks cause thousands of accidents every year. Due to the stop-and-go nature of this type of vehicle’s driving patterns, many of the accidents happen at “slow” speeds. However, research shows that even at speeds under 20 mph, serious injuries that cause lifelong damage can occur. There are dozens of factors that contribute to mail truck and delivery vehicle crashes including:
- Driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, DUI, DWI.
- Driving left of center into opposing traffic, drifting, veering into another lane.
- Unsafe turns, improper merging, swerving to avoid a slow or parked vehicle.
- Negligence, failure to check blind spots.
- Driver fatigue.
- Overloaded truck, cargo shift.
- Inexperience, unfamiliarity with the route, lack of training.
When insurance companies try to deny their clients did anything wrong, a mail truck or delivery van accident lawyer with a track record of success knows how to fight back and apply legal pressure for maximum results.