Commercial delivery trucks are omnipresent in the New York City area. They constantly are coming and going, delivering items that we all need for daily life. But with so many of them on the streets and highways, there is an increased chance for them to be involved in accidents.
If you get into an accident with the driver of a commercial delivery truck, you could have several avenues of financial recovery open to you.
While the delivery truck driver might not to be the one with the most money to spare on a lawsuit or the most comprehensive individual insurance policy, the company that employs him or her as a driver is another story. Big companies like UPS usually carry a lot of insurance to cover their trucks when the drivers are company employees and get involved in an accident on the job.
It is important to note that your situation will be very different if you were hit by an independent contractor, or a driver not working for a company. But, even in those scenarios, there is still a fair chance that the delivery company can be held somewhat liable if the accident was clearly and obviously the other driver’s fault.
Suing both the driver and the trucking company will most likely wind up being your best bet. This way, you will have the best chance at success were something to happen within the company. At the very least, the driver’s own insurance policy most likely will cover the medical bills and other costs stemming from the delivery truck accident.
If you or a loved one have been involved in a truck accident, call our office today. Our attorneys have over a combined century of experience dealing with truck accident cases in and around New York City and have achieved over $100 million in settlements and verdicts to prove our success record. We have spent countless hours analyzing truck accidents and we do everything from checking red light camera footage to speaking with expert witnesses to make sure the truth is told. Call our office today to figure our your next steps in your truck accident. We are here to help you.