New York Delivery Truck Accidents Lawyer
Delivery trucks are more ubiquitous than ever on streets in New York and across the country. With internet-based retail giants like Amazon offering streamlined delivery of goods, the number of Amazon-branded trucks and vans, as well as delivery trucks from other retailers and wholesalers, has exploded. Box trucks and delivery trucks are typically smaller than long-haul 18-wheelers, but they still pose many of the same risks to pedestrians, bike riders, and other motorists. Drivers facing long, punishing hours trying to navigate the urban and rural streets of New York are likely to find themselves in a crash, and occupants of the smaller vehicles are likely to suffer the worst.
If you or someone you care about has been hurt or killed in an accident involving a delivery truck in the Hudson Valley area, or any other large truck accident in Kingston, Marlboro, Ulster or elsewhere in the Hudson Valley, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP. We will pursue your claims against delivery companies, restaurants, wholesalers, negligent drivers, insurance providers, and any other parties who should be held responsible. We fight to make sure you get the compensation you and your family are owed for your injuries, your pain and suffering, your medical expenses, and other legal damages.
Box and Delivery Trucks
Box trucks, also called box vans or cube trucks, fall somewhere in the middle between 18-wheelers/tractor-trailers and your average passenger car. They typically weigh between 12,000 and 30,000 pounds, featuring a large cargo area in the back (often shaped like a rectangle). Some weigh as much as six tons–close to six times as heavy as the average passenger vehicle. Box trucks are a common occurrence across the Hudson Valley, bearing logos from Amazon, UPS, U-Haul, FedEx, DHL, department stores, and other delivery companies.
Dealing With a Delivery Truck Accident
If you find yourself in a serious accident with a delivery truck or caused by a delivery truck that was illegally parked or operating negligently, the first thing to do is check yourself for injuries. If you are hurt, get to a doctor as soon as possible. If you are not critically injured, you can take the time to get identifying information from the at-fault driver and collect other important data from the scene–photos of your injuries, the vehicles, traffic control devices, traffic cameras, etc. Make sure to identify the vehicle that hit you or caused the accident, including the company that owns the truck.
All of this evidence will help your New York delivery truck accident lawyer build a strong case on your behalf, speeding up your road to compensation. Even if your injuries are not severe, however, it’s important to get medical attention as soon as you can. Your personal injury lawyer will help you get coverage for any medical bills and other costs you endure.
Risks Posed by Delivery Trucks
Delivery truck drivers are subject to the same risk factors as any other driver–speeding, distracted driving, drowsy driving, drunk driving, etc. In addition to these risk factors, however, delivery trucks pose additional risks likely to lead to accidents:
- Increased danger of rollover
- Blind spots
- Poor truck maintenance
- Poor driver training and lack of experience
- Frequent, sudden stops
- Dangerous parking habits
If you were involved in a serious wreck with a delivery truck, an experienced New York truck accident lawyer will help you get the compensation you are owed from any and all parties, including retail stores, corporations, delivery companies, insurance providers, and others. Call a seasoned Hudson Valley delivery accident attorney to start investigating the circumstances of your accident and building your case for recovery today.
Call a Dedicated New York Delivery Truck Accident Lawyer for Help With Your Hudson Valley Commercial Truck Accident Claim
For a free consultation on your possible delivery truck accident claim, contact the seasoned truck accident attorneys at the New York personal injury law firm Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, LLP, in Kingston at 845-331-4100 or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.