Pascoe Law FirmDelivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer
Common Types of Delivery Truck Accidents
Delivery Vehicle Types
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.