If you or a loved one experienced an accident with a delivery van or truck, you can work with a lawyer to be fully compensated for your injuries and losses. The lawyers at Pintas & Mullins are looking to represent victims of delivery van and truck accidents.
Contact our offices now to request more information about working with a Bartlett delivery van truck accident lawyer. You can reach us at (800) 223-5115.
Safety and Delivery Van or Truck Accidents
Not only do delivery industries deliver convenience for people’s personal lives, but they also supplement almost every industry imaginable. Delivery fleets make up the fabric of our economy, but the safety of our rapidly increasing delivery fleet is questionable.
In 2017, delivery truck/van accidents made up a large portion of some of the deadliest accidents in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Delivery trucks and vans were only behind semi-trucks and pick-up trucks in vehicles involved in the most roadway fatalities.
Additionally, it is not only workers who are at risk but also bystanders and other people on the road. The size of trucks and vans can cause considerable damage to whoever is around them when they collide. If a truck driver is not trained or is not complying with regulations during a shift, they can cause harm to everyone around them. A simple act of negligence can have grave consequences when operating these massive vehicles.
Special Requirements for Delivery Vehicles
According to the Illinois Secretary of State Driver Services Department, drivers must meet specific standards to drive a vehicle on behalf of a “for-profit, religious organization bus or a vehicle that transports senior citizens.” There is an important aspect of the Illinois commercial driving requirements concerning a history of negligent driving behavior. Specifically, you cannot drive special or commercial vehicles on behalf of a company if you have, within three years, committed an offense like drunk driving, reckless driving, hit-and-run, street racing, manslaughter, homicide, and other reckless conduct.
For delivery driving where someone uses their vehicle—for ridesharing services, for example—different regulations will apply. Generally, insurance options for these people are limited to individual policies, with strict requirements if anyone else is involved in the accident.
In addition, the delivery driver will be required to carry a special form of commercial car insurance, which must cover a minimum of $25,000 to $50,000 for bodily injury, plus an additional $20,000 for any property damage.
If the accident happens while the driver is on the clock, the circumstances for insurance coverage may be different from when they are driving the delivery vehicle independently. You can work directly with a lawyer to determine liability, organize your case, and present your requirements for a resolution.
Building a Legal Case for Delivery Van Truck Accident Victims
If you are an accident victim seeking a legal resolution for your accident injuries, a lawyer can help you file a lawsuit seeking fair compensation. There are some particular documents you will need to file on a short timeline. For example, personal injury cases must be made within two years from the date of an accident, and property damage claims (like damage to your car) must be made within five years from the date of the accident, according to the Illinois Compiled Statutes §735 ILCS 5.
In a legal case concerning a regular accident, the plaintiff must prove that they suffered injuries or losses as a result of the liable driver’s negligent behavior. For cases with multiple parties at hand, litigation can easily become complicated. When multiple representatives are involved, such as with a delivery business, determining liability on your own can be difficult. You can work with a Bartlett delivery van truck lawyer to determine liability and deliver a case that fairly represents your recovery needs.
Evidence in a Delivery Van Truck Accident
When you work with a lawyer on an accident case, getting the results you want could be as simple as hiring a legal representative. Many accident cases can be settled without going to trial. However, our lawyers are prepared to handle more complicated settlements where there is more at stake.
To formally present your case, our lawyers will exhaust all options for a lawsuit that protects and defends your rights. The work begins as soon as you contact us to discuss your needs. We will gather evidence through things like video recordings, police records, witness testimony, and expert advice. You will be completely free of the burdensome legal proceedings, so you can focus on your recovery.
For a free legal consultation with a Delivery Van Truck Accidents Lawyer serving Bartlett, call (800) 794-0444
Delivery Van Truck Accident Lawyers Can Help
A lawyer may not be able to undo the harm and damage from your accident, but they can work to settle your case fairly and prevent any more damage from happening. No one should suffer from the negligent driving behavior of another.
Make the most of your time when recovering from a bad accident by working with a lawyer to prepare your accident case. Call the lawyers at Pintas & Mullins Law Firm now and ask about working with a Bartlett delivery van truck accident lawyer. Call us at (800) 223-5115.