Delivery Vehicle Accidents

Truck Accident Attorneys Assisting Residents of Miami

Accidents involving delivery vehicles can cause serious injuries and substantial property damage. These crashes often involve multiple parties, complicated evidence, and a host of other factors to be considered. At the Law Offices of Robert Dixon, our truck accidents can guide victims in the Miami area and beyond through the process of seeking the compensation that they need. We offer dedicated legal advocacy from the investigation stages of an accident through negotiations and any necessary litigation.

Protecting Your Right to Damages from a Negligent Defendant

Delivery vehicle drivers are often working on a deadline, trying to ensure their packages arrive to their destinations on time. This pressure may lead to aggressive driving, excessive speeding, or other reckless behavior that raises the risk of an accident. Sometimes, moreover, drivers are undertrained, hired without proper care, or otherwise left unsupervised by their employers, and thus they may be poorly equipped to handle such massive vehicles.

The major delivery service companies, such as UPS and Fed-Ex, are subject to federal regulations governed by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. To protect the safety of all motorists, these regulations set minimum requirements in areas like driver training, drug and alcohol testing, and maintenance and inspection procedures. Violating these regulations can expose a driver or trucking company (and possibly both) to liability.

If a delivery truck driver acted negligently, he or she can potentially be held accountable for those careless actions in a personal injury lawsuit. Showing negligence requires establishing that the driver breached his or her duty to act as a reasonable and prudent person would have acted in handling a delivery vehicle under similar circumstances. Also, the defendant’s breach must have directly caused the victim’s injuries and the resulting costs and losses, or damages.

In many situations, a negligent delivery vehicle driver’s employer may be held vicariously liable. This legal theory applies if the driver was acting within the scope of employment at the time of the accident. For instance, a driver who runs a red light and strikes another car on the way to make a delivery on behalf of a company is acting within the scope of the job. A delivery company may also be held directly liable for an accident if it negligently entrusted its vehicles to an improperly trained or unsupervised driver, or if it hired a driver who was unqualified for the job. Once negligence is shown, a victim can potentially recover a wide range of damages. These may include past and future medical expenses, loss of income and earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Explore Your Options with a Miami Lawyer after a Motor Vehicle Collision

The ease of online shopping leads to a growing number of packages being delivered each day, and thus the pressure increases on delivery companies and their drivers to meet demands. However, satisfying these demands should not come at the expense of safety on our roads. If you have been hurt in a motor vehicle collision caused by a trucker’s negligence, the Miami attorneys at the Law Offices of Robert Dixon can help you assert your right to the compensation you deserve from those responsible. We also represent accident victims in Miami and other cities throughout Miami-Dade, Broward, and Palm Beach Counties. Call 877.499.4878 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

Client Reviews
"Thank you to Robert Dixon & Kristopher Torres for an amazing experience handling with my first injury lawsuit. Very much hassle-free and down to earth experience working with this law firm. I would definitely use them again! My case was settled and I am satisfied with the results! Glad to have them fighting on my behalf." Diamond Epps
"This firm goes out of there way to make sure all of your needs are met. They are wonderful and within a year, my settlement was reached. In addition, I never waited more than a couple hours for someone to get back with me. I highly suggest this firm." Melissa Ellis
"I had the pleasure of working with attorney Torres when I was involved in a car accident last year. He was always checking up on me, always making sure that I was getting the proper treatment that I needed. Whenever I called the office everyone was so nice and willing to help me. I'm glad he was my attorney and thank you for such a wonderful service from you and your firm." Natalie J.
"I'd like to say that the Law Office of Robert Dixon has been great to work with since the inception of my case back in 2016. Robert and team made me feel rest assured that patience would constitute a much larger settlement and that truly was the case. ... I highly recommend this law firm for anyone needing help from a very compassionate team of hard workers. Thanks again everyone for this positive experience as this was my first time ever dealing with the courts or a law firm...." Paul Carlson
"Jodie, Jennifer and the WHOLE Team are AWESOME! Everyone I have spoken to, have been very professional, patient and kind. The ladies take their time to ensure you understand everything that is happening every step of the way. Each time I would have a question, they were available via e-mail or a quick phone call." Nathalie Perez