More so today than ever before, it feels like you can’t go anywhere without spotting a delivery vehicle. Even though the majority of delivery vehicle drivers are serious about safety and preventing accidents, that doesn’t mean they can’t cause a crash that injures you and others on the road.
There are many potential causes of delivery vehicle accidents, such as:
- Ignoring the rules of the road: Whether through inattention, disregard for the law or trying to hurry too much, delivery vehicle drivers speed and run stop signs and red lights like other reckless drivers. Unfortunately, the size of their vehicles will often lead to serious accidents and serious injuries.
- Distracted driving: This has been a problem among delivery drivers since day one. Rather than paying attention to the road, they are checking their delivery schedules, planning their next drop-off, checking their maps and verifying locations on their GPS devices.
- Losing sight of pedestrians: When walking near a delivery vehicle, it is critical to keep an eye on every move it makes. Sudden turns and stops can be disastrous. For instance, you don’t want to position yourself behind it for too long, as the driver may not check their blind spot before backing up.
If you are injured in an accident with a delivery vehicle, it is important to seek the advice of a legal professional. You may be able to obtain help recovering medical expenses, lost wages and other losses.