Pascoe Law Firm

Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

 

Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.

 

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Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer

​The consequences of a collision between a delivery truck and another vehicle or pedestrian are terrible and the cases involving delivery trucks and vans are not only real but very common. The fact of the matter is that thousands of packages are delivered to homes and businesses every day in Texas. Nearly all of those packages are transported by a delivery truck or van of different makes, models and sizes. Delivery drivers are often under pressure to make deliveries on time and consequently push themselves and their delivery vehicles too far.

In 2010 the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that over 1.2 million people worked as delivery truck drivers. While much smaller vehicles than other commercial trucks such as semi-trailers or dump trucks, these delivery vehicles can be up to 26,000 pounds of gross vehicle weight and still can cause severe damage when they are in an accident. These drivers have pressure to deliver their loads quickly, and many have little or no additional training on driving safety.

Common Types of Delivery Truck Accidents 

​Houston residents rely heavily on the driving skills and abilities of others for their safety while on the road. This is especially true of individuals operating commercial delivery trucks and vans. Due to the sheer mass and weight of most commercial vehicles, they hold a greater potential to cause serious catastrophic injuries. Our experienced attorney at the Pascoe Law Firm takes on all kinds of accident cases involving delivery trucks and vans. Some of the most common types of delivery vehicle accidents include:

Delivery Vehicle Types

 

  • Cargo Van
  • Box Truck
  • Appliance Repair and Handyman Vehicles
  • Furniture Moving Truck
  • Flower Delivery Vehicles
  • Tool Delivery Trucks
  • Walk-In Trucks
  • Armored Vehicles
  • Flat-beds Truck
  • Courier Accidents

Postal Delivery

Food Delivery

 

  • Pizza Delivery Accident
  • Domino’s Delivery Accidents
  • Pizza Hut Delivery Accident
  • Papa John’s Pizza Accident
  • Uber Eats Wreck
  • Door Dash Crash
  • Waiter Accident
  • Taco Truck  Accident
  • Catering Vehicles Accidents
  • Food Truck Accident
  • Instacart Vehicle Accident
 
Truck Accident Lawyer
Attorney John D Pascoe

Pascoe Law Firm

1414 S. Friendswood Dr, STE 120,

Friendswood, TX 77546

United States

Phone: 713-829-4317
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How Corporate Pressures Adding to Risk of Houston Delivery Truck Collisions

For 2005, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration reported that delivery trucks, regarded as those under 26,000 pounds, attributed to over 10% of all truck fatality accidents and over 8,000 injury accidents. While less deadly than their larger counterparts, these trucks still are dangerous for many of the same reasons. Delivery truck drivers also work long hours, are expected to drive in inclement weather and must deliver their loads within a set amount of time. Furthermore, these drivers have other factors that may lead to accidents:

  • Lack of Training – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, most delivery drivers receive less than a month of training, unlike large truck drivers.
  • Delivery Areas- These smaller trucks deliver goods on busy city streets and in residential areas, having more exposure to pedestrians and bicyclists.
  • Parking – Many delivery trucks are forced to park in the street or double-park to reach their destinations. This action can mean quick stops and starts, putting other people around them at risk.
​When these delivery trucks are involved in an accident, the companies that employ or contract these drivers are usually the ones to fight the claims. Many of these companies are large corporations that are well represented by lawyers and legal staff to keep accident payouts to a minimum. Although they have insurance on their drivers and vehicles, they have a vested interest in keeping the payouts as low as possible, as does the insurance company.

Why You Need An Experienced Attorney To Represent You In A Texas Delivery Truck Accident?

If you are a victim of a delivery truck accident, you need attorneys on your side. The companies that employ these drivers and their insurance carriers will do their best to pay as little or nothing if at all possible. We at the Pascoe Law Firm, simply do not believe that the importance of an on-time delivery is greater than the value of a human life. We are not intimidated by the name brand shipping conglomerates and their teams of lawyers who mount illogical defenses for their employees’ negligence.
 Our Texas delivery vehicle accident attorney at the Pascoe Law Firm will work directly with these companies for you to get the best settlement, or even go to trial if that is what it takes. Truck accident cases involving delivery trucks are complex and can prove confusing to their victims. Proving negligence in a crash that involves a delivery truck takes an investment of time, experience, and resources. If you have been injured in an accident involving a delivery truck or van, call our lawyer today. Our lawyer fights to protect the legal rights of injury victims following a delivery vehicle accident. Call our delivery truck accident lawyer today at 713-829-4317.

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