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Delivery Truck Accidents in Residential Areas

Posted onAugust 9, 2021
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Delivery Truck Accidents in Residential AreasWith more and more online shopping, there are more delivery trucks than ever in our neighborhoods that can hit cars, pedestrians, cyclists, and others. If you or your child suffers injuries as a result of a negligent delivery truck driver, speak with a Tulsa truck accident lawyer today.

 

While online shopping was popular before the COVID-19 pandemic, lockdowns and other precautions led people in Tulsa and across the United States to rely on the internet for purchases of all types. Reports indicate that 49 percent more consumers shop online now than they did at the beginning of 2020, and the trend seems to be here to stay.

 

Not only are people ordering household items and gifts online, but they are also ordering groceries, takeout, and other daily wants and needs. While this surge is good for online commerce, it also means that more delivery trucks are out on the roads to make sure everything that is ordered gets to our homes and businesses.

 

With more trucks on the road, the risk of truck crashes also increases. There are many causes of delivery truck accidents, and in many cases, injured victims can seek financial recovery from the liable parties. Discuss what happened in your crash with a Tulsa truck accident lawyer.

Residential Streets vs. Highways

While delivery trucks do have to travel on highways, they spend a lot of time in our residential neighborhoods, making deliveries to our homes, local grocery stores, and more. Some delivery trucks have large tractors and semi-trailers, while others are smaller box trucks that are not articulated vehicles. In either situation, it can be a challenge for drivers to maneuver their huge vehicles through residential areas throughout Tulsa.

 

Sharp turns, frequent intersections and crosswalks, parked cars alongside streets, and other obstacles can all present challenges for delivery drivers. These drivers should have the proper training to always operate their trucks safely in any circumstances, but they can make mistakes or errors in judgment like any other driver and cause truck accidents.

Types of Delivery Truck Accidents

Delivery trucks can cause problems in your neighborhood in different ways. First, these trucks can crash into other moving cars – whether it is at an intersection, a rear-end crash in traffic, or any other type of collision.

 

Trucks can also hit parked cars, which may or may not have people inside. Those who suffer injuries or property damage in a parked-car accident should be able to recover for their losses like anyone else from the negligent truck driver.

 

Perhaps more distressing is the risk of pedestrian and bicycle accidents with delivery trucks and vans. Residential neighborhoods are full of people of all ages out and about, whether they are walking to the park, riding a bike to school, or kids are out playing with neighbors and friends. When a large delivery truck collides with a person walking or a cyclist, the accident victim can suffer severe injuries. This is especially true for children, who can suffer catastrophic injuries when they are hit by a large truck.

Taking Legal Action after a Truck Crash

Whether a truck collision involved occupants of a vehicle, a pedestrian, a cyclist, or anyone else, it is important for injured victims to get the medical attention they need right away. Then, they should learn about their legal rights from an experienced truck accident attorney.

 

Different parties might be liable for your injuries and losses, such as:

 

  1. A negligent truck driver
  2. The trucking company that employed the driver
  3. Cargo loaders that cause cargo spills
  4. Third-party drivers that cause the truck driver to crash
  5. Truck manufacturers for defective truck parts
  6. Local governments that fail to maintain residential roads

 

Once we determine who shares liability for your injuries, we can file the proper insurance claims to seek compensation for your losses. We help injured truck crash victims seek financial recovery for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Taking on trucking insurance companies can be a difficult task, and we have the resources to stand up for your rights after a delivery truck accident.

Speak with a Tulsa Truck Accident Lawyer Right Away

At Wandres Law, PC, we know that truck crashes can happen in many environments, including near your home. We work to represent the rights of injured truck crash victims no matter where the crash happened, and we can determine who should be held liable for your losses. Call (918) 641-4044 or contact us online for your free initial case evaluation. Our Tulsa truck accident lawyer is standing by to help.


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