Delivery truck moving through city

Delivery trucks are a common sight on the roads and highways of Houston. Although easier to operate than other commercial vehicles, accidents are common. If you or a loved one has suffered severe injuries in a delivery truck accident, Hernandez Sunosky, LLP can help. 

We have extensive experience handling commercial vehicle accidents, including those involving delivery trucks. When you consult with us, we will assess the merits of your claim and explore all your legal options. Above all, we will leverage our skills and experience to win you meaningful compensation in or out of the courtroom. Call our office today to get started with an experienced delivery truck accident attorney. 

More Delivery Trucks in Houston Means More Accidents

More people are shopping online, exponentially increasing the number of delivery trucks in and around the Houston area. Accidents are on the rise because delivery truck drivers must meet strict deadlines, complete routes with dozens of stops each day, and frequently travel through traffic, increasing the risk of driver errors, such as: 

  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving from using smartphones and GPS devices to locate destinations
  • Driving too fast for the road, traffic, or weather conditions
  • Fatigued driving
  • Disobeying traffic signals and stop signs
  • Improper lane changes
  • Failing to signal 
  • Failing to yield the right of way

In these situations, delivery truck drivers and their employers may be liable for accidents resulting in injuries. Suppose a delivery truck accident is caused by poor maintenance. In that case, the delivery service may be liable. Our legal team has the knowledge and skills to identify the responsible party and the determination to get you the compensation you deserve. 

How Hernandez Sunosky Can Help

We understand your physical, emotional, and financial burdens and will do all the heavy lifting so you can focus on recovering. Our experienced Houston delivery truck accident attorneys will:

  • Conduct a thorough investigation 
  • Obtain and review accident reports
  • Obtain and review any traffic video surveillance recordings
  • Identify and interview witnesses, including the delivery truck driver
  • Enlist accident reconstruction experts to determine what happened
  • Handle all communications with the delivery service and insurance companies

We will leverage our well-earned reputation as sharp negotiators and aggressive trial lawyers to protect your rights at the bargaining table or in the courtroom.

Determining Liability in a Delivery Truck Accident

Because many delivery services consider their drivers to be independent contractors, determining liability is challenging. To determine the driver’s employment status, courts take into account several factors, including: 

  • The extent of control the delivery service has over the driver’s duties
  • Whether the employer determines the driver’s route or schedule.
  • Whether the delivery service provides the driver with equipment
  • The method of payment, such as hourly wages
  • The availability of benefits like health insurance or paid time off

If the court deems a driver an employee, the delivery service may assume some liability for the delivery truck accident.

Delivery Truck Accident Injuries

Common injuries in delivery truck accidents include:

  • Broken bones
  • Back and neck injuries (e.g. whiplash)
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burn injuries 
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Loss of limb
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

In addition to pain and suffering, victims face mounting medical expenses and may be unable to work. With so much at stake, you need an attorney who will fight hard for every dollar you deserve. That’s where Hernandez Sunosky steps in. 

We understand your challenges and have insight into insurance companies’ tactics to deny valid claims. We will demand full payment of your claim. If the insurer fails to make a fair and just settlement offer, we will take them to court. Our legal team will fight for damages, such as:

  • Medical Expenses
  • Rehabilitative costs
  • Lost wages – present and future
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Attorney fees and court costs

You can depend on us to help you obtain compensation for all your future financial and medical needs. If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of a delivery truck driver, we will help you file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for the loss of support and guidance, and other losses. No matter the circumstances, we will provide the aggressive representation you need and the caring, efficient service you deserve. 

Talk To An Experienced Houston Delivery Truck Accident Attorney

Being injured in a delivery truck accident is overwhelming. Remember, we are here to help. Contact us today for a free consultation. We handle all personal injury claims on a contingency basis, meaning there is never a fee until we recover for you.