There are more companies than ever offering fast and local delivery options in Johns Creek. From employees to independent contractor drivers, many people provide delivery services. While convenient, the number of delivery vans on the road can also increase the risk of accidents.
Our Johns Creek delivery van accident lawyers understand the challenges of these accidents. If you or a loved one were victims, you might not know where to turn first. At John Foy & Associates, we can help you build a legal case for the compensation you deserve.
Types of delivery vans and trucks include:
- Cargo vans
- Box trucks
- Food delivery vans
- UPS, FedEx, or USPS trucks
- Amazon delivery vans
- Postmates delivery vans
Many delivery vans transport packages in residential areas. If drivers aren’t careful, they can crash into other vehicles or innocent bystanders, such as walkers or bikers. If you were injured in this way, don’t wait to get the legal help you need.
Our delivery van accident lawyers bring over 20 years of experience to the table. We are not afraid to fight for the recovery you deserve. Plus, we don’t get paid unless we win you money.
To reach out for a free consultation, call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.
Why Delivery Van Accidents Happen
Every accident situation is different. However, there are common patterns we see with most delivery van collisions. Here are some of the most prevalent reasons for these accidents:
Most drivers use GPS to travel to different delivery locations. Or if a driver has been delivering for a long time, the job can become tiresome.
In either situation, it’s easy for distractions to get in the way of safe driving. A distracted driver can instantly cause an accident at any time.
Delivery drivers are often under a lot of pressure. A driver might have an enormous number of deliveries to make per day. One moment of delay can throw off the entire schedule.
Stressful and long work schedules can easily lead to driver fatigue. Long-distance deliveries also mean long hours on the road with little rest. Although federal laws should protect employees from terrible fatigue, some drivers and companies cut corners.
A tired driver is more likely to make careless mistakes that lead to an accident.
Companies like Amazon and Uber often contract drivers to make local deliveries. This could mean drivers don’t receive any special training to operate delivery vans. A lack of training or experience is more likely to lead to an accident.
Poor maintenance or defects can lead to vehicle issues that cause an accident. If faulty equipment might have caused your accident, contact a delivery van accident lawyer today. You will probably need help proving that the issues led to your accident.
Common Delivery Van Accident Damages
After an accident you didn’t cause, you will have personal injury damages like:
- Medical bills
- Medication costs
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Vehicle repairs or property damage
- Pain and suffering
Your damages are any losses you have from the accident. If someone else’s negligence caused your accident, that person is responsible for the damages. You can seek compensation through an injury claim or lawsuit.
The first step is usually to file an insurance claim. The insurance company of the at-fault party should provide financial recovery for your losses. However, this can get complicated after a delivery van accident.
Liability in a Delivery Van Accident
The at-fault party for the accident could be:
- The driver of the delivery van
- The company that employs the driver
- A third-party driver
- A maintenance or manufacturing company
You’ll need to determine the driver’s work status. If they are an employee, their employer is likely liable under the Official Code of Georgia Annotated (OCGA) §51-2-2. But if the driver is an independent contractor, the driver could be personally responsible.
Sometimes, another driver or company is at fault for the accident. In other cases, more than one party might be at fault.
As you can see, the details are complicated and depend on each case. This is why it’s best to have a Johns Creek lawyer evaluate the situation and your best options.
We Help in Handling the Insurance Company
If the delivery company is at fault, be careful. They will probably have a huge insurance policy to cover accidents. This means the insurance company will fight to protect its money.
Insurers are aggressive about paying as little as possible. The adjuster might use tactics against you like:
- Blaming you for the accident
- Downplaying your injuries
- Questioning your medical costs or other damages
- Using something you’ve said against you
- Offering you a lowball settlement upfront
- Discouraging you from getting a lawyer first
At John Foy & Associates, we know how to handle insurance companies. Our founder has a reputation as the “Strong Arm” for a reason. We’ll do what it takes to fight for your rights.
If the insurance company tries to lowball you, we’re ready to negotiate and fight back.
Learn more about your rights during a free consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online to get started. Unless we win you money, we don’t receive any fees from you.
Don’t Miss the Filing Deadline
You have limited time to take action after the accident. In Georgia, you have two years from the accident to file a case. However, you’ll need to get started much sooner because:
- Memories fade quickly
- Evidence becomes lost or cleaned up
- Time goes quickly
You’ll need time to build your claim. Investigation and negotiation take time. To ensure you’re on the right track, contact an experienced lawyer today.
Talk to a Johns Creek Delivery Van Accident Lawyer Today
At John Foy & Associates, we have over 20 years of experience. Our lawyers know how to build strong cases—and win. We’re also not afraid of large or aggressive insurance companies.
Working with us is risk-free. We don’t collect a fee unless we win you compensation. Plus, there are no upfront costs to get started.
Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation. Call (404) 400-4000 or contact us online.